Built in conjunction with LGE-CTS Motorsports, all four concepts are powered by an undisclosed V6 engine and feature a unique design which draws inspiration from different off-road environments. The models also help to preview the production crossover will which make its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show early next year.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the Telluride Horizon Roamer which has been designed to tackle the Rubicon Trail. On the styling front, the model has a Bright Orange paint job which is contrasted by a black hood, black fender flares and black wheels which are wrapped in 32-inch Milestar Patagonia Mud Terrain tires.
The concept has also been equipped with a brush guard, a snorkel and a roof rack which features an integrated LED light bar. Other highlights include skid plates and a straight-pipe exhaust.
Moving on, the Telluride Cadet Leader is designed for trailblazing which Kia describes as a “kind of off-roading that can get very tricky, very quickly.” The crossover features many of the same modifications as the Horizon Roamer, but it distinguished by a two-tone paint job and a Rotopak carrier which is mounted on the rear quarter panel. The concept also has Amber Halo LED auxiliary lights and a tubular rear bumper with a skid plate.
The Telluride Desert Drifter pays tribute of the off-road environments just outside of Las Vegas where SEMA is currently taking place. As a result, it has a Desert Military Tan paint job which is contrasted by black accents. The concept features a mix of accessories from the two aforementioned concepts, but is distinguished by Rotopacks which are mounted on the hood.
Lastly, there’s the Telluride Baja Glider. Designed to tackle Mexico’s tough countryside, the concept has a tubular front bumper with a prominent skid plate. The model has also been equipped with LED light bars, a matching rear bumper and familiar wheels with 32-inch tires.
While Kia is staying tight-lipped about the production model, the Telluride will seat up to eight people when it is launched in the first half of 2019.