Where did Kia get the name Telluride?
I just bought a new Kia Telluride and I love it! But I’m curious about the car’s name. Where did Kia get the name Telluride?
Jacqulyn Graber · Answered on Sep 16, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
The Kia Telluride is named after Telluride, Colorado—a ski-resort town located in the southwestern part of the state.
Did you know that naming vehicles after popular vacation destinations is actually a common practice among automakers? Here are some other examples:
- Dodge Durango: Named for Durango, Colorado.
- Hyundai Santa Fe: Named for Santa Fe, New Mexico.
- Chrysler Pacifica: Named for Pacifica, California.
- Toyota Tacoma: Named for Tacoma, Washington.
- Chevrolet Malibu: Named for Malibu, California.
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