The end result, in our opinion, is a more rugged and aggressive looking SUV whereas the Palisade looks more soft and regal. Kia has even been showing off Telluride models with off-road kits such as bull bars, fender flares, lights, snorkels, and lift kits. Here at the Detroit Auto Show Kia is offering a ride along in these kitted out Tellurides, as Jeep usually does with the Wrangler, and there may be a good reason why.
According to Kearns, these off-road Telluride models aren’t just for show. “These are not production accessories yet, just one-off vehicles that were developed for the SEMA show,” said Kearns. “Some of these things we could offer in the future. Maybe the snorkel would be a bit extreme, but an aftermarket company could do it.”