2021 Kia Telluride Changes Include Going Dark with New Nightfall Edition
After seemingly winning all the awards to be won during its inaugural year, the popular Kia Telluride family-sized SUV heads into 2021 a little bit emo. Among the changes to the 2021 Kia Telluride is the new Nightfall Edition, an exterior appearance package that shrouds the three-row, 8-passenger crossover in a multitude of brooding dark accents.
Available only on the top trim levels, you won’t find any shiny-happy satin chrome pieces on a 2021 Telluride Nightfall Edition. The roof rails, window trim, door moldings, skid plates, front bumper air ducts, and all badges are painted gloss black. The door handles are body colored as well, and all Nightfall Editions will also feature LED headlights and fog lamps with black inner bezels. Other exclusivities include a newly designed black-finish grille and all-black 20-inch wheels. Yes, the center caps and even the lug nuts are black.
The Nightfall Edition is offered with eight exterior paint colors, including a new Wolf Gray. Additional Kia Telluride changes for 2021 include expanded paint color availability across trim levels, a remote engine start button on the SUV’s key fob, LED headlights as part of the EX Premium Package, and an upgraded trailer towing harness to a 7-pin design. That’s a short list, because you don’t fix what isn’t broken.
The Kia Telluride has been a popular choice from the get-go, with customer demand still outpacing supply more than a year after the SUV’s introduction. Annual production capacity was initially set at 60,000 units, then increased to 100,000 — and Kia still can’t keep up.
When the 2021 Telluride Nightfall Editions arrive in dealerships later this year, demand will likely see another uptick. While this might add to consumer angst, let’s say it’s a feeling befitting of the Nightfall mood.
The information in this article is from Kia. It was accurate on July 14, 2020 but may have changed since that date.