Kia Telluride etymology: What does its name mean?

The Kia Telluride concept will be unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show, but what is the new large SUV concept named after?


Telluride is a ski resort in Colorado, USA, high in the San Juan Mountains, which form a part of the famous Rocky Mountain chain

If the Telluride does make it into production, it will be a replacement, of sorts, for the 2009 Borrego.

The Telluride is far from the first SUV to be named after a ski resort, with the Chrysler Aspen sold between the 2007 and 2009.



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Kia Telluride etymology: What does its name mean?