Despite many changes, it won't be radically different overall.
Kia is one of our favorite automakers at the moment, and we're not alone. The company is enjoying its best sales year ever, and we expect that popularity to only increase if the spy shots of a mid-engined sports car show what we hope is a new product offering from the Korean automaker. While we're on the subject of spy shots, we've just come across a video of the next Kia Telluride parked under loads of canvas camouflage. Fortunately, there are still quite a few details we can pick up from the imagery.
This is set to be more of a facelift than a full refresh, but there are still plenty of changes. At the front, we see that the headlights will lose their rounded LED running light accent which will be replaced by two oblong accents per light cluster. Obviously, the 2021 model's redesigned grille with the new Kia logo is unlikely to change much, although it may be a little slimmer. The lower grille is also unlikely to get a radical redesign, but we'll have to wait for more exposed images to surface before we can make a confident call on that.
At the back, the lower fog light and reverse clusters have also been changed, and we expect the taillight clusters to be lightly reworked too. Inside, the dash is totally covered, but the upholstery looks lush and the three-row layout has been retained. With the Telluride having recently undergone a design overhaul, this refresh may seem a little unnecessary, but we won't complain. We don't expect any changes to the existing engines, but as is the norm these days, we wouldn't be surprised if we come across photos of a prototype wearing warning stickers to indicate an electrified hybrid powertrain. We'll report back once we know more.