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Kia Telluride is Brand’s Large SUV Concept for Detroit

Minimalist interior teased ahead of show.

Minimalist interior teased ahead of show.

Kia has teased its new large SUV concept again ahead of the 2016 Detroit auto show, and now we know the model’s name: Telluride. That name, shared with a ski resort town in a remote region of the Colorado Rockies, is somewhat fitting given that the concept is said to preview a “premium large SUV.” This time, the teaser image shows off the vehicle’s interior.

Kia says the Telluride concept features the company’s first use of 3D-printed components, used in the dashboard, door panels, and steering wheel. The cabin design is simple, using a digital screen in place of a traditional gauge cluster. The infotainment screen appears to be just as wide as the instrument display, and below it rests a simplified HVAC control panel and a stubby gear selector.

From what we know of the utility vehicle, the design will be on the boxy side with a squared off rear end. Whether it’s an actual SUV like the previous Borrego or simply a large crossover remains to be seen. We do know, however, the concept will showcase new “health-and-wellness technology.” Whatever that means.

Source: Kia