A more basic 2020 Kia Telluride

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Maybe not really a “basic” version. But not the macho looking model from the official pictures with black wheels.
This is what most of them willlookk like in the flesh.
And I still think it is a very nice pleasant design. (much cleaner than it’s Hyundai cousin, the messy looking Palissade) And it is really getting very close to premium brands. Like Volvo. (And better looking than the new Cadillac XT6)
It pretty much started a few years ago with the Mazda CX-9. Which really looks and feels premium inside and out.
More so than their similarly priced competition. (The CX-5 as well)
And now this, from Kia.
There is really less and less reasons every year to spend so much more money in expensive brands (usually with questionable reliability)
Personally, I really couldn’t care less who makes a car I like. Whether it is a premium brand or not.
I think these “premium models from non-premium brands” will be more and more popular.
And this is not just looks. Cars like the Mazda CX-5 also drive and feel like a premium car.
This is a good trend…

Conversation 6 comments

  1. you can really tell how much effort Kia put into this car. It may not be your taste but you can't deny that.

  2. The Kia might look better a distance. Here it's too blocky.

    The XT6 looks much better in live photos than the lifeless press release photos.

  3. I am very impressed with the looks of the new Telluride! The exterior is quite attractive as is the interior. Cannot wait to see it in person in May or if I go to the auto show much sooner.

  4. This looks way better than that Caddy CT6. Or whatever they call it. I also like the this design over the Explorer. I

  5. At first I didnt like the headlight treatment change from the Telluride concept. But it's a slap in the face to Cadillac. Kia did it right.

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