2023 Kia Telluride Spotted with New Grill and Headlights

The details of the 2023 Kia Telluride are still a mystery to enthusiasts. From the leaked spy photos, 2023 Telluride will likely adopt the Palisade design.

The redesigned Telluride was initially spotted in July 2021, at the moment when a modified Kia SUV prototype was discovered with heavy camouflage. Since then, there has been no news of the popular family transporter, except for a trademark app that suggests that powerful X-Pro specs are possible. Fortunately, the spy photographers currently stationed in north Sweden have located a test vehicle that reveals some details. The spy photographers shot the revamped Palisade Hyundai early this month and are now capturing 2023 Kia Telluride in photographs.

New 2023 Kia Telluride

The New Grill and Headlights

The Telluride is selling well because it is only been on the market for a few years, but Kia is in a hurry to offer the biggest SUV in the North American market. The same goes for the mechanically relevant Palisade Hyundai which will be improved in 2022 and the presentation to investors.

Caught heavily stealthier, the redesigned crossover attributes new LED headlamps with upright accents. The headlamps are placed on either edge of the grill, which is updated with a new netting pattern. At the front, the redesigned grille is visible through the mesh camouflage and features the amicable honeycomb design, but it is positioned vertically rather than horizontally like 2022 Telluride. The latter features an updated Kia logo hidden in the grille center. Bumper optimization has also been done, but there is nothing to write about. The front bumper design looks evolved. However, this model uses stacked fog lamps similar to the redesigned Sportage.

As a result, the turn signals are also changed and these new optical systems improve the vertical placement of light groups. The current Telluride rectangular DRL has disappeared and Kia replaced it with two parallel light strips complemented by the main beam.

Since this is just a mid-cycle modification new alloy wheels may come on 2023 Kia Telluride but expect the side profile to remain unchanged. A bold disguise was placed on the back to see if anything had changed. It seems the taillights will be carried over. However, that could just change for the retail version. On the other side, there is a brand-new back bumper with vertical reflectors attached. The reflectors are combined with evolutionary taillights and an improved exhaust. The edges on the dual exhaust look pretty much the same, but the bumpers are barely visible.

The Possible Update on the Interior

The spy photographers did not get a chance to peek inside, but you can expect all sorts of changes. One of the shots taken was quite interesting. The image on the left has been enlarged with the impression that the dashboard has been completely redesigned. We don’t know exactly, but Kia seems to set the screen side by side like a small Sportage.

With limited details, the 2023 Kia Telluride features a dedicated digital instrument cluster, an adapted dashboard, and the latest steering wheel model. Infotainment like tablets doesn’t seem to exist as the touchscreen position appears to be parallel to the display for the driver. The driver’s display can be fully digitized. This is not surprising because the analog clock dials are step by step being neglected and becoming a memory.

The Telluride 2022 looks a bit old-fashioned with a physical tachometer and an adjacent speedometer in a proportional small digital display. The 2023 Kia Telluride may get a similar update, but only the time isn’t known yet.

2023 Kia Telluride Interior

The Rumored Engine Specs

Well, the only thing that may remain the same is the Telluride’s 3.8-liter V6 engine which makes 291 HP or 217 kW and 262 lb-ft. or 355 Nm of torque. It can be linked with an 8-speed automatic transmission that can be combined with an optional AWD system.

There are still many things we don’t know at the moment, but Telluride is well-liked by Kia. Moreover, due to consumer demand, authorities have dubbed it the “Telluride”. The sales of this model are increasing every year, with 93,705 units sold in the United States in 2021. Expect the 2023 Kia Telluride to arrive later this year to fill its big footprint, as the mid-sized SUV is currently a huge advertisement success for the Korean brand. The sister model of the Hyundai Palisade will also be released later this year.