2022 New York Auto Show Week: Kia Updates the Telluride


It seems like just yesterday that Kia unveiled the Telluride three-row SUV. Now it’s apparently due for its first significant refresh.

Kia’s press materials promise changes to both the exterior and interior design, though the attached teaser image suggests the basic exterior shape will remain. Softened, perhaps, but still boxy.

Kia is fairly mum, for the moment, on what else to expect, other than to say that convenience and tech will be upgraded. The biggest news is the addition of an X-Pro trim.

Oh, Kia also says capability will be upgraded, and while the type of capability in question here isn’t clear — is it cargo capability? More power? — we’d guess it’s off-road-related, especially with the announcement of the X-Pro trim.

Kia takes the wraps off the Telluride Wednesday morning, just after 10 Eastern time. Expect the updated Kia Niro to be shown, as well.

The Telluride’s platform sibling, the Hyundai Palisade, is also slated for a similar update. We’ll have a separate post on that today or tomorrow.

[Image: Kia]

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