Kia reveals a couple of partial images of its refreshed and improved Telluride crossover for 2023, which will debut next week at the New York Auto Show. This is an unusual move for Kia, which regularly shows off its models in South Korea before showing them off to the rest of the world. But it is explained because, since its launch, the Telluride has been a particularly popular vehicle in the United States and very important for the growth of the brand in the region.
The most noticeable part of the redesign is the new headlights with daytime running lights, which consist of two parallel vertical halos of light seen in the Telluride exterior image.
The reinforced bumper reveals that it is the new variant for 2023 called X-Pro, oriented towards off-road activity and whose analog version already exists in the Sportage line. The Sportage X-Pro is equipped with standard all-wheel drive, off-road tires, and selectable multi-terrain drive modes with snow settings, which we also expect to see on the Telluride X-Pro.
The cabin of the 2023 Telluride will show much less subtle changes than what we will see on its exterior. The most significant is the adoption of the long unit screen that covers the area of the instrument cluster and infotainment screen already used by the Sorento and Sportage trucks. The image doesn’t reveal much, but it does show that the space for the physical climate system controls, below the three central air vents, survived the redesign.
The 2023 Kia Telluride will be fully revealed on April 13 at the New York Auto Show.