Source: Kia announcement

NEW YORK — 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 large SUV made its international debut yesterday at the New York Internatoinal Automobile Show.

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.

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 (advanced driver-assist systems) 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.

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):

  • Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA): Maximum speed sign recognition that alerts driver and also limits the speed of the car depending on the settings (standard)
  • Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control – Curve (NSCC-C): Leverages the navigation system to lower the vehicle’s speed proactively before upcoming curves in the road (available)
  • Highway Driving Assist 2 (HDA 2): A driving convenience system that maintains the distance from the vehicle in front and the lane position on the highway, and also assists in lane changes (available; HDA 1.5 is standard on Telluride)
  • Forward Collision Avoidance – Junction Turning (FCA-JT): Detects oncoming vehicles while turning left at an intersection (junction).  If a collision appears likely, the system applies the brakes to stop the car (standard)
  • Forward Collision Avoidance – Junction Crossing (FCA-JC): Detects crossing vehicles while passing through an intersection.  If a collision appears likely, the system applies the brakes to stop the car (available)
  • Forward Collision Avoidance – Lane Change Oncoming (FCA-LO): Assists in preventing collision with oncoming vehicles while passing other vehicles by providing steering input (available)
  • Forward Collision Avoidance – Lane Change Side (FCA-LS): Assists in preventing collision with cycles/vehicles in the front of the car while changing lanes by providing steering input (available)
  • Forward Collision Avoidance – Evasive Steering Assist (FCA-ESA): Assists in preventing collision with obstacles/pedestrians/vehicles in front of the car while driving straight by providing steering input (available)

The Telluride’s long list of carryover ADAS4 (standard and available) systems include:

  • Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection (FCA)
  • High Beam Assist (HBA)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
  • Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist-Rear (BCA-R) 
  • Blind Spot View Monitor (BVM) (available)
  • Driver Attention Warning (DAW)19
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist (RCCA)
  • Parking Distance Warning – Forward (available) and Reverse
  • Surround View Monitor (SVM)20 (available)
  • Highway Driving Assist (HDA)21 (HDA 1.5 – standard; HDA 2.0 – optional)
  • Lane Following Assist (LFA)
  • Safe Exist Assist (SEA)22

To view the entire announcement, click HERE.