[THE INVESTOR] Kia Motors said on Sept. 10 its next flagship Telluride sport utility vehicle made its debut at a New York fashion show last week before its official launch in the United States early next year.
The Korean carmaker’s “largest and most refined” SUV made a public appearance at fashion designer Brandon Maxwell‘s New York Fashion Week show on Sept. 8 (US time), Kia said in a statement.
“Telluride summits Kia’s SUV lineup and forged a surprising new path with its runway debut at New York Fashion Week,” said Saad Chehab, vice president of marketing communications at Kia Motors America. “Only a brand as forward-thinking as Kia could collaborate with Brandon Maxwell to launch the Telluride ahead of its official debut at the North American International Auto Show in January.”
Developed at Kia’s US design studio, the Telluride production model is scheduled to arrive in local showrooms in early 2019, the statement said. It is a full three-row SUV and is bigger than the Sorento in Kia’s family of crossovers and takes over from the Mohave that did not sell well in the key North American market.
By Song Seung-hyun and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)