When will the Kia Telluride be available?
Have you heard that Kia is adding a brand new model to its lineup? After the success of the Stinger, Kia is on a roll, and it looks like that trend will continue with the new Kia Telluride. When will the Kia Telluride be available and what is it? We’ll fill you in on all the details.
What is the Kia Telluride?
The Kia Telluride is an all-new SUV set to be the largest vehicle that Kia offers. It will slot in above the Sorento and offer a more spacious cabin with seating for up to eight people. It is also several inches longer and wider than the Sorento.
Currently, we don’t know much else about this Kia model other than it will be V6 powered. Even the images on this page are prototype images, though we can expect the final model to look pretty similar to these show cars, at least without all the extra accessories.
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What does Telluride mean?
We have to admit, Telluride definitely sounds like a made-up word, but Kia is not in the habit of using entirely made up words for its vehicles. They didn’t provide any information on the name, so we had to do a little digging of our own.
It turns out Telluride, despite being flagged by many spell-checkers, is an actual word that is derived from the element tellurium. A telluride is a mineral that contains tellurium and another compound most commonly gold or silver. Other common elements that use this same scheme include chlorine with chloride being its telluride equivalent.
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Kia Telluride Akron OH availability
Car companies rarely give specific official release dates, but we do already have a window in which we can expect the 2020 Telluride. Don’t worry, you won’t have to wait until 2020 because the 2020 Telluride is set to arrive at dealerships in early 2019. Likely this means winter or early spring.
You can be sure that VanDevere Kia in Akron, OH will have many Telluride models in stock once they release. SUVs and crossovers are among our biggest sellers with Kia here in Akron, and we are excited to host the Telluride soon. Until then, see our current new Kia SUV inventory below.