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Kia Shows Telluride PHEV SUV Concept

January 14, 2016

Photo of Telluride PHEV SUV concept courtesy of Kia.
Photo of Telluride PHEV SUV concept courtesy of Kia.

Kia Motors America showed its full-size Telluride SUV concept with three rows, a seven-passenger capacity, and plug-in hybrid powertrain at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Kia is describing the Telluride as a luxury SUV concept that will not enter production at this time. The concept vehicle employs a plug-in hybrid powertrain that includes a 3.5L direct-injected V-6 paired with an electric motor. The powertrain produces a total output of 400 hp and can achieve more than 30 mpg on the highway, according to Kia.

The Tellluride could give Kia a larger utility vehicle to slot in above its mid-size Sorento. Kia also offers the Sportage compact SUV.

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