Leaked: 2022 Kia Telluride to debut with new tech and a new logo
...the best SUV under $45k?
Kia (along with Hyundai) is the overachiever of the decade in my book because the Korean brand went from rags to riches in just over ten years. Seriously, does anybody actually remember the old Picanto? And what about the Carens and the Venga? These days Kia will sell you the Stinger, which is probably the most entertaining sedan under $35k (2021 Kia Stinger has a base MSRP of $33,090), the quirky EV6 and the Telluride, an interesting and reasonably-priced 8-seater SUV.
First unveiled in 2019, the Telluride became an instant best-seller and Kia has decided to improve it with upgraded tech and a more aggressive grille with the all-new Kia logo. Apart from the grille (available in satin chrome or gloss black), revised wheels and emblems (images courtesy of KCB and Kia), the 2022 model looks the same as the 2020 and 2021 Telluride but, as ever, the cabin is different.
All trims will now include dual-zone automatic climate control, Smart Cruise Control and Highway Driving Assist. The S Trim will also include wireless phone charging and there's also going to be a new 8-inch touchscreen (lower trims) or the optional 10.25-inch touchscreen for the S model.
Pricing has yet to be confirmed but you're looking at an MSRP of around $33k for the base model and $40k for the range-topping version.