Kia's Flagship SUV Introduces New X-Line and X-Pro Models for Adventures in the Wild
NEW YORK, April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Three years after bursting onto the scene as one of the most in-demand and award-winning three-row eight-passenger SUVs in the U.S., the Kia Telluride returns for 2023 with an array of enhancements that build upon the success of the original. The Telluride has not only attracted over 75 percent of its buyers as new to the Kia family, but because of high customer satisfaction, Telluride owners have the most brand loyalty of any midsize SUV when returning to market for another vehicle. Big, capable, and powerful, the Telluride is as ready as ever for adventures of all kinds, from family road trips across the country to off-road excursions bound by few limits.
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The SUV that swept the "triple crown" of automotive accolades and claimed the most recent award for best resale value from JD Power now wears new design elements inside and out and brings an expanded list of ADAS safety technology for greater peace-of-mind and driver confidence. With class-leading passenger room, the Telluride arrives with two all-new trim levels for 2023: X-Line and X-Pro. These iterations exude a more rugged personality with features and capabilities that allow the Telluride to venture off the beaten path and explore new realms of wilderness.
Designed for America
Designed specifically for the U.S., Telluride has been a head-turning proposition from the very start. Retaining its bold and sophisticated appearance, the Telluride undergoes some exterior restyling for a more rugged and refined look in the new model year:
As before, the Telluride interior captures a feeling of upscale exploration in a spacious, three-row, eight-passenger environment with class-leading passenger room. Thoughtful new updates include:
Introducing Two New Adventure-Ready Trim Levels: X-Line and X-Pro
The new Telluride introduces two new trim levels – X-Line and X-Pro – for Kia owners who choose to go off the beaten path every so often. Both all-wheel drive models offer a roster of exclusive upgrades and enhancements over other Telluride trims. As seen below, the X-Pro model builds off the X-Line model. Furthermore, the X-Line model replaces the former Telluride Nightfall Edition.
Chassis and Capability
Telluride X-Pro (in addition to or in place of X-Line features)
Chassis and Capability
As Powerful and Capable As Ever
The new Telluride continues to provide a capable and confidence-inspiring experience for driver and passengers, alike. Major mechanicals remain virtually unchanged, yielding the SUV's composed ride and performance:
A New Level of Convenience Technology
The 2023 Telluride adds new technology features that makes ownership easier and more convenient:
Kia Connect7 services provide advanced embedded connectivity:
Technology highlights carried over from the previous model year include:
Expanded ADAS Suite
As Kia's flagship SUV, the new Telluride is brimming with technology to keep occupants safe. The long list of ADAS4 features grows for 2023 with several new additions, including two new standard systems (ISLA, FCA-JT):
The Telluride's long list of carryover ADAS4 (standard and available) systems include:
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3 Class-leading passenger room among midsize SUVs; competitive specs source from manufacturers' websites March 22, 2022
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