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Kia Motors Expands with Crossovers and SUVs

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
Miami Lakes Kia 2019 Stonic

Miami Lakes Kia 2019 Stonic

The desire for automotive consumer interest in SUVs and crossovers in recent years is only on the rise. Not only do consumers get some fuel efficiency benefits with space for passengers and cargo, but crossovers are becoming an ever-expanding segment in the auto industry that can tiptoe the lines between other car segments. For instance, the Kia Niro hybrid crossover looks very compact, and although a stretch, one could call it a full-size passenger vehicle. The auto industry is seeing a shift in the other direction however, with three-row crossovers and full-size SUVs. With that in mind, Kia Motors and the Hyundai Motor Group will be rolling out three-row vehicles in the following year (2020).

The Rise of the Crossovers

Crossover interest has been on the rise for American consumers since 2016, fueled by the growth of the segment, now claiming 22.4-percent of the market share, according to data from Edmunds.com. Back in 2016, Kia Motors expressed interest in producing more crossovers, and they’ve already promised that three-fold with the Kia Niro, Kia Niro Plug-in, and the upcoming ever-elusive Kia Niro EV. Complementary to these numbers, midsize crossovers and full-size SUVs account for 24.2 percent of the market and are the vehicles hauling in the big profits for automakers.

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2020 Kia Telluride Debuts at 2019 NAIAS

Monday, January 14th, 2019
Miami Lakes kia 2020 Telluride 2019 NAIAS

Miami Lakes kia 2020 Telluride 2019 NAIAS

Popping up at 2018 New York Fashion Week and with five concepts at the 2018 SEMA Auto Show, Kia has gone beyond to show that this SUV is as versatile as a crossover with plenty of personal appeal. The production-ready model isn’t the concept we were promised, but we don’t think anyone was pouring chips into seats that can “read and report the health alerts” of its occupants. Given all of the technology Kia Motors presented at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, one could say that the concept features, although not existent in the 2019 debut, may not be that far off. For now, take a look at what the 2020 Kia Telluride debut tells us about the boxy SUV at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, also known as the Detroit Auto Show.

Yes, boxy. The model body does come with its curves, but the front and rear fascia have that robust boxy shape SUVs are known for. This is especially true in the front fascia, where the iconic tiger-nose grille is very prominent in this model. A square hood, vertically stacked headlights, and inverted L-shaped taillights all bring the boxy look together. Kia is intent on calling the Telluride their “largest SUV in the lineup” and making it the new vehicle everyone is talking about.

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