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Kia Telluride features old-school looks and health-focused cabin tech (pictures)

Kia hints to a possible full-size, three-row SUV with the Telluride concept. Classic SUV design cues yields an upright and boxy design, while the interior features health-focused features like a light emitted rejuvenation system help perk up groggy passengers.

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Recessed quad-LED headlights on the front of the Kia Telluride concept.

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A larger version of the tiger nose grille on the front of the Kia Telluride concept.

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Kia decided the give the Telluride concept a more upright stance typical of original SUVs.

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Compared to the mid-size Sorento crossover SUV, Telluride is 4.4-inches (112mm) taller and 9.5-inches (241mm) longer to better accommodate a third-row of seats.

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Tasteful use of chrome dresses the exterior of the Telluride concept on a variety of surfaces such as the mirror caps.

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Recessed headlights could make their way to a possible production version of the Telluride if response to the concept is positive enough.

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A big SUV like the Telluride concept needs big wheels. Are 22-inch examples big enough?

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The back doors are rear-hinged to allow for easy access to the middle of seats in the Kia Telluride.

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The Kia Telluride's middle row of reclining seats are all about comfort.

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Seats feature embedded smart sensors that can read a passenger's vital health information in the Kia Telluride concept.

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Both the front- and rear-doors on the Kia Telluride concept can open 90 degrees.

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Tunes are piped into the Kia Telluride's cabin through a seven-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

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A compartment in the Kia Telluride's center serves as a wireless charging dock for smartphones.

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The front cabin of the Kia Telluride concept, which is powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain.

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The gauge cluster inside of the Kia Telluride concept.

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The infotainment screen inside the Kia Telluride concept.

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Vitals information taken from the seat-embedded smart senors are displayed on screens mounted inside of the doors in the Kia Telluride concept.

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Keeping track of your vital signs is easy when you're riding in the Kia Telluride.

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Swipe command control infotainment controls are mounted between the middle row seats inside of the Kia Telluride concept.

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The room-mounted LED panel helps perk up groggy passengers with a therapeutic light show inside of the Kia Telluride concept.

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The seat-embedded smart senors inside of the Kia Telluride concept.

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The fingerprint activated push-button start system inside of the Kia Telluride concept.

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Chrome trim surrounds the exterior door handles on the Kia Telluride concept.

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The Kia Telluride features a large sunroof to let plenty of natural light into the cabin.

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Door sills on the Kia Telluride concept.

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Vertical taillights dress the rear of the Kia Telluride concept.

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Concept sketch of the interior of the Kia Telluride concept.

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Interior concept sketch of the cabin of the Kia Telluride concept.

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A teaser image of the Kia Telluride concept showing its more upright styling.

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The plug-in hybrid powertrain produces 400-horsepower from the combination of a 3.5-liter direct-injection V6 engine and electric motor.

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With the plug-in hybrid drivetrain, Kia says the Telluride concept should achieve more than 30 mpg on the highway.

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The boxy looks of the Kia Telluride concept on display.

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Plenty of light gets into the cabin of the Kia Telluride concept with the large sunroof.

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Door-mounted monitors show passenger vital information in the Kia Telluride concept.

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Reclining second-row seats are quite possibly the best seats in the Kia Telluride concept.

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Middle row passengers can recline their seats and control the infotainment system with swipe command controls housed in the center console.

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