New appearance package adds some serious attitude to Kia's popular rides.
It is the year 2020, and Korean car manufacturer Kia is building cool SUVs. Who would've guessed? According to the Korean Car Blog and Cars Direct, Kia recently announced that it would be offering its popular SUVs, the Telluride and Sportage, with a new special edition 'Nightfall' package that should transform these already good-looking cars into something truly special. We don't have any official pictures as yet, but Kia has revealed pricing and a detailed description of what will be included in the package.
It seems like these black-out packages are becoming more popular amongst the family-friendly SUV crowd with brands such as Honda offering its Pilot SUV with a Black Edition package on the top-spec model which goes for around $50,000. Toyota is another brand that loves its special editions: it offers its Nightshade appearance package on a wide range of cars. And only just today Lincoln dropped its Monochromatic Package for its luxury SUVs.
So what does this package include? Well let's start with the 2021 Kia Sportage: the Nightfall package is only available on the S trim, costs $1,500, and adds features such as Piano black front and rear skid plates, a panoramic sunroof, a gloss Dark Gray grille with Piano black accents, as well as black badging, solar glass and a windshield de-icer. The interior gets a power driver's seat, a sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, as well as sports pedals, LED interior lighting, and an illuminated sun visor mirror.
The Nightfall premium package costs an extra $2,000 and adds 18-inch dark gray alloy wheels, as well as small luxuries such as LED rear lamps, a smart key with push-button start, SiriusXM satellite radio, and heated front seats.
The Nightfall package on the Telluride will cost $1,295 and is available on AWD versions of the EX, and SX trim levels, with the former requiring the EX Premium Package to qualify. The Nightfall package on this SUV includes features such as 20-inch black wheels with dark chrome lug nuts, black headlamp bezels, and gloss black roof rails,as well as dark emblems.
As with most of these packages, the cars will remain mechanically unchanged: The Sportage is still powered by a 2.4-liter four-pot or a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine producing the standard power outputs, and the Telluride still makes use of a 291-horsepower 3.8-liter V6 engine.