2020 Telluride in high-demand at Findlay Kia
The 2020 Kia Telluride sport utility vehicle was first delivered to Findlay Kia in March. Since it touched down at the dealership, available models have been purchased quickly.
“The Telluride is the best-selling Sport Utility Vehicle in the country,” said Findlay Kia sales consultant Tommy Gougoustamos. “It’s usually sold before it is delivered to the dealership.
The Telluride won “Best in Show” at Cars.com’s Detroit Auto Show earlier this year. Cars.com specifically praised the Telluride for its spacious interior, comfortable cabin and high-end technology. Its fuel economy numbers are impressive for an SUV with three rows. The front-wheel drive Telluride gets an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway.
Features include an eight-speed automatic transmission, multiple drive modes and Iso-Structure construction that includes high-strength steel that is stronger and lighter than regular steel.
Available in front-wheel-drive or all-wheel drive, the Telluride is priced from $32,000-$42,000. This vehicle is designed to respond well to a variety of challenges with 291 horsepower highlighted by a 3.8-liter V-6, along with 262 lb-ft of torque, and four wheel independent suspension.
“The Telluride has a gentle and quiet ride,” said Gougoustamos. “It also has a large cargo space.”
The 2020 Telluride is the largest Kia ever and it is highlighted by large, bold and capable. During a time when consumers are increasingly interested in SUV’s over sedans the Telluride is at the top if the list with bold, stacked headlights that convey power and stability. It has a sculpted rear with integrated twin exhaust.
Safety features are highlighted by Lane Following Assist; Safe Exit Assist; Highway Driving Assist; Head-Up Display; Driver Talk; Quite Mode; Rear Occupant Alert; and Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance.
Kia also takes special pride in the fact that its vehicles are manufactured in the town of West Point Georgia where the city has been the hub of a thriving textile industry for about 150 years. When the textile business softened in the late 1990s, the talented groups of people merged to join forces into a workforce of about 14,000 members strong on a 2,200-acre state-of-the-art manufacturing and training facility.
The first Kia came off the line in 2000, and since then, more than 2.6 million Kias have been assembled including Telluride.
With the varied terrain in the Southwest portion of the United States, Telluride fits the terrain and the territory perfectly especially as it relates to areas with snow in the winter.
The Telluride is such in such high demand now that the Findlay Kia has a long list of models on order that will be gone from the showroom as soon as they are delivered.
Headed by general manager Byron Klemaske, Findlay Kia is situated at 5325 W. Sahara Ave. The dealership is part of the Findlay Automotive Group, which was founded in 1961 by the late Pete Findlay, whose umbrella of dealerships now includes 33 stores in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Oregon, California and Idaho.
Further information can be found by visiting www.findlaykia.com; or by calling 702-252-8900.