The Telluride concept was well-received at the 2016 Detroit show, and production plans have been the subject of speculation ever since.
The crossover was spotted this year by spy photographers during road testing. A production version of the Telluride would be the largest SUV or crossover in the Kia lineup since the body-on-frame Borrego.
The Telluride will help Kia's U.S. truck sales build even more momentum. Kia truck deliveries through August were up 6.4 percent to 165,018 units. Overall, Kia is down 1.2 percent on the year due to sinking car sales that were down 5.8 percent through eight months.