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Just over a month ago, Kia announced that the Kia Telluride is getting some updates. Though not a full redesign, the 2022 Kia Telluride will feature some fresh tweaks. However, in addition to these minor improvements, this Kia SUV will also see a redesign for the following model year as well.    

A black 2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition midsize SUV travels on a two-lane through green hills
2021 Kia Telluride Nightfall Edition | Kia

The 2022 Kia Telluride is getting some updates

a white 2022 Kia Telluride in a forest with mountains in the background
2022 Kia Telluride | Kia

For the 2022 model year, Kia told the public in June that the Telluride will see some updates. For one, the 2022 Kia Telluride gets the new Kia logo design. Plus the freshened Kia SUV will have more standard equipment, such as the 10.25-inch touchscreen. 

In addition, the 2022 Kia Telluride is getting a tweaked 2022 grille. This new design is said to feature some vertical elements in place of the mesh, though not every model will necessarily sport these changes. The Palisade will also see some slight changes for 2022. 

A new video reveals another Kia redesign for 2023

According to Motor1, a recent spy video has emerged in Korea of a facelifted 2023 Kia Telluride. In the video, the new Telluride looks as if it will largely carry over the design of the 2022 Kia Telluride. However, there are some definitive changes on the horizon. 

There is a heavy disguise in the video above. That said, it’s clear to see that the 2023 Kia Telluride is getting a facelift that includes redesigned taillights and headlights. Plus, we’ll see updated style graphics in that area as well but the cluster appears to remain generally the same. 

It’s not a new generation of Telluride. Rather, this is your average everyday mid-cycle refresh. There are not likely to be many changes inside, though the dash is covered inside the camouflaged 2023 Kia Telluride. 

When will the new Telluride come out in the U.S.? 

a Kia Telluride SUV driving at speed on a desert highway
Kia Telluride | Kia

According to Motor1, it’s not likely that the U.S. will even catch official wind of this redesign until next year. Korea should get a full reveal of the 2023 Kia Telluride model by the end of 2021. However, the U.S. probably won’t see a marketing campaign pick up for this model until ’22, sometime within the next 12 months. 

“Mildly resculpted bumpers” and a new standard 10.25-inch touchscreen display are rolling out on the 2022 Kia Telluride. Then, the changes for the 2023 model year are coming up the following year. Then, after what’s likely to be just a few short model years, Kia will probably have an all-new Kia Telluride generation come onto the scene. 

This Kia SUV has seen great success. It’s a lot of bang for your buck and offers quality and amenities at an affordable mainstream price point. The redesign is coming, but until then Kia gives buyers a new Telluride model year with some appealing tweaks. But with this spy video, we get a little peek at what’s to come.


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