2025 Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade

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2025 Kia Telluride illustration
2025 Hyundai Palisade illustration

The current generation Kia Telluride and Hyundai Palisade came out in 2019 and got a mid-cycle refresh for the 2023 model year. According to various Korean press outlets like ETNews a new generation is due out for the 2025 model year.

Production is scheduled to begin in early 2025 with US sales starting in June. That means we could see something as early as late next year. While the platform won’t be all-new, the engines will be. The 3.8 Liter V6 is rumored to be replaced by a new 3.5 Liter Turbo, and an all-new Hybrid version is in the works with a 2.5 Liter engine.

Apparently, the Kia EV9 and upcoming Hyundai Ioniq 7 were originally planned as eventual replacements for the Telluride and Palisade. These plans were revised very recently and the next generation of both SUVs is now on track.

These are very popular models for Hyundai and Kia, with almost 100 000 Tellurides sold last year and over 82 000 Palisades. You can see why they didn’t want to abandon that market and replace these with EVs right away.

The illustrations above show much more modern designs than the current SUVs, which will probably not happen. Although you never know, Kia especially has been known to push the envelope quite a bit. And why not dream a little bit…

Conversation 5 comments

  1. Makes sense! You can’t replace a $35k vehicle with a $50k one. That’s a no brainer. Why alienate your customers from your most popular model? T think they are going to exist side by side with the EVs longer than we think. Could you imagine 3024 as the last year for these? The used market would go insane!

  2. That Palisade looks awesome. I can imagine the inside. I won’t plan on getting it not even in several years. By the time it’s mandatory, I’ll already have one.

  3. My biggest concern is the Santa Fe and Sorento. They’re like Jan Brandy on Brandy Bunch. The Telluride, Palisade, Tucson and Sportage are getting all the attention (Marcia and Cindy) while Jan is in the middle between her sisters not being noticed.

  4. I really like the concept renders you’ve been posting as of late but that Palisade one is just a slightly modified version of the Cadillac render posted back in March.

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