Kia Tel­luride

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A full-size SUV that would (pre­sum­ably) slot above the Sorento, the Kia Tel­luride is a box­ier, more upright three-row, seven-seater that’s loaded with fu­ture tech.

For ex­am­ple, all four seats (not in­clud­ing the fold­ing third row) have di­a­mond-cut open­ings em­bed­ded with sen­sors that mon­i­tor pas­sen­ger vi­tal signs, which are dis­played on in­te­rior door pan­els.

The vitals are then syn­chro­nized with a Light Emit­ted Re­ju­ve­na­tion (LER) sys­tem that uses a mas­sive LED panel be­neath the sun­roof than can emit ther­a­peu­tic light to help treat pas­sen­ger jet­lag and im­prove their en­ergy lev­els.

In terms of power, the Tel­luride uses a fin­ger-print ac­ti­vated start but­ton to fire up its hy­brid pow­er­train, a 3.5L V6 mated to an elec­tric mo­tor that drives all four wheels. Com­bined out­put is pegged at 400 horse­power (270 from the V6). Kia has pegged high­way mileage at 7.8 L/ 100 km (30 mpg).

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