AD #2431 – Kia Reveals Telluride SUV, Mercedes Unveils Wild Concept, Shareholders Sue Volkswagen

September 10th, 2018 at 11:33am

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Runtime: 6:52

0:27 Geely Postpones Volvo IPO
1:07 Earthquake Disrupts Toyota Production
1:33 Shareholders Sue Volkswagen
2:25 JLR Offers Infotainment for Classic Vehicles
3:00 Kia Reveals Telluride SUV
3:30 Mercedes Unveils Wild Concept
4:41 ZF’s Outlook on Autonomy

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9 Comments to “AD #2431 – Kia Reveals Telluride SUV, Mercedes Unveils Wild Concept, Shareholders Sue Volkswagen”

  1. Albemarle Says:

    The Kia design group made a major mistake but caught it in time. From the level belt line and consistent window height, they almost designed a vehicle people could see out of to the rear. Genius move to park the spare tire over the back window.

  2. Larry D. Says:

    The Kia big SUV is absolutely RIDICULOUS.

    After the 34,000 front end repair for the K 900, now the SUV with the spare tire not on the tailgate (which is already bad enough), but on the rear window!!!! Truly a retarded design.

    And what timing… Today I read a forecast that gas may go to $4 soon, if the Iran sanctions are enforced.

    Hyubdai-Kia sales in the US have plummeted in recent years, and so has its market share. I see no hope despite a few low-volume hybrids and plug-ins with good mpg figures.

    as for VOLVO, its US sales are pitiful. It does sell more overseas, where most of its alleged growth must come from.

  3. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Surely the spare tire location on the Kia truck is some kind of joke. The rest of it looks like kind of a joke too, just what the world needs, another big, ugly lifted wagon.

    Unrelated to the show, today I saw a McLaren 570S parked on the street in Cocoa Beach, Florida. It was baby blue and orange, probably not a standard color scheme. It is really rare to see cars like that around here, though you see them in south Florida.

  4. Brett Cammack Says:

    Yes, obviously the Kia is going to ship with a snorkel, ladder, and strap-on spare tire.

    (sarcasm off)

    Clearly that’s some sort of SEMA show-inspired fantasy.

  5. Chuck Grenci Says:

    The Kia Telluride (featured) is a one-off so the spare-tire and other ‘things’ that are hanging on and holding things down probably won’t make it to production. “Autoweek” has a more in-depth write-up if anyone is interested. I wasn’t; but I did give it a skim of the photos’ and text.

  6. Lambo2015 Says:

    Hey Maybe someone from Mercedes had the same toy I had 40 years ago.

  7. Lambo2015 Says:

    Kia did a pretty good job of changing their copy of a range rover using a very similar grill design and even placing letters across the front of the hood. They did change up the headlights but still looks like a typical Kia copied design.

  8. Drew Says:

    @5, I agree. The Kia looks to be upfitted for an extreme outdoorsman package. That spare tire looks to be on a mount that can either be stored on the roof or over the rear window, depending on cargo load. I’m betting it represents a 2nd spare, with a conventional spare under the cargo floor. A 2nd spare is critical security when you are 100 miles away from civilization in rough terrain. We just had two leaks in one tire at one time up here in northern Ontario with AT tires on a 4Runner. It’s jack system is rinkydink for repairs on logging trails. And the spare was not a matching AT tread. Stressful times.

  9. Lambo2015 Says:

    So how does VW pay out 27B in fines? Are they taking on loans to cover these costs? Has the money actually been paid or only awarded in court yet to be settled?