This isn’t your typical three-row SUV. The 2020 Telluride is Kia’s biggest crossover vehicle yet: an eight-seater with plenty of standout features from both a technological and driving perspective. Plus, with its longer, wider frame, it makes for a safer and more spacious ride.
Not only is it equipped with many features Kia drivers already know, it comes with plenty of newer, more tech-forward amenities. In short, it’s as modern and powerful as an SUV can get these days. Here are some reasons why Kia’s new Telluride is a fascinating vehicle for auto technology students.
It Comes with Four Different Drive Modes for Maximum Control
One of the 2020 Telluride’s standout features is its capacity for adaptive handling. Not only can drivers get through difficult terrain like snow or mud more easily through activating the car’s Drive/Terrain Mode, they can turn the knob to four separate drive modes: Comfort, Echo, Sport, and Smart. So, drivers can enjoy a safe and comfortable journey through various conditions.
Those in auto technology school will be especially interested to know that the all-wheel drive system can be set to AWD Lock, which distributes equal power to all four wheels (or the front two, if the driver chooses), giving the driver better traction and control in the process.
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The 2020 Telluride Features a Host of Cool Features and Gadgets
A feature that is new to the 2020 Telluride is its Heads-Up Display (HUD) that gives the driver data like directions, street signs and speed, while also notifying them of phone calls. Its placement on the windshield right above the instrument cluster helps to ensure the driver is attentive and alert at all times.
But HUD isn’t the only feature that makes the new Telluride a safer and more fun vehicle to drive. For example, the Blind View Monitor turns on cameras mounted on the sides once the driver activates the turn signal, to show live video of the vehicle’s blind spot on the instrument cluster. Safe Exit Assist, meanwhile, prohibits passengers from exiting the vehicle if another one is behind it. Finally, Lane Follow Assist keeps the driver in the centre of the lane by detecting the white line and keeps them a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
Those in Auto Technology School Will Love its Speed and Towing Capacity
Along with an eight-speed transmission, people considering an auto mechanic career will be interested to know that the 2020 Telluride also has a 291-hp, 3.8-litre V6 powertrain, as well as 262 pound-feet of torque. Moreover, it comes equipped with a spacious interior, a 49-inch rear opening and a 5,000-pound towing capacity, making it a great fit for families and anybody with plenty of cargo to haul around.
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