The first Kia Telluride leaves Georgia
The first of Kia's new Telluride vehicles were loaded for export onto the Roll-on/Roll-off vessel Sirius Tuesday at the Port of Brunswick. The 8-person SUVs are destined for ports around the Arabian Peninsula.
Telluride is Kia's largest and most technologically advanced vehicle to date and was premiered at the latest Detroit Motor Show.
Initially designed for the U.S. market at Kia's design studio in California, the Telluride travels down the same manufacturing line as the Sorento, the Kia Midsize SUV and is made at the West Point factory, in Georgia.
Powered by a 291-hp 3.8-liter V6, is available also with active on-demand all-wheel drive.
Kia plans to export approximately 3,000 Tellurides per year.