It’ll also be Kia’s most luxurious SUV crossover to date. It’s said to pack eight seats standard, though there’ll likely be optional second-row captain’s chairs, lowering total seating to seven. Despite some earlier rumors
, the Telluride will not ride on the automaker’s rear-wheel drive platform, currently underpinning the Stinger GT and new K900. Instead, it’ll ride on a front-wheel drive setup, jointly developed by Kia and Hyundai, which recently debuted it on the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. We expect AWD to be optional. Consider its larger size and, therefore, hefty weight, an appropriately powerful engine is required, meaning no turbo four is likely. Instead, the twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 paired to the familiar 8-speed automatic is expected.