Kias have always sold well, but at least for my taste, their looks have been way too plain or way too funky. In 2023, however, there are all signs that this situation is destined to change. The upcoming Kia lineup introduces futuristic, premium and aggressive design elements; combine those with incredible price to value ratio and the sales numbers will go through the roof. Today we encourage you to get acquainted with the newest models from Korea that exclusively come in the form of crossover SUVs.
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#1 2023 Kia Telluride
2023 Kia Telluride offers a mild refresh and 2 new, off-road dedicated trim levels: X-Line and X-Pro. The latter is the strongest Telluride in terms of towing potential as it can haul 5,500 lbs, 500 more than any other member of the lineup.
#2 2023 Kia Xceed
After its Ceed sibling, 2023 Kia Xceed arrives with an exterior and interior refresh. The model also adds a GT-Line trim for the first time.
#3 2023 Kia EV6 GT
2023 Kia EV6 GT is a performance version of the EV6 crossover that takes full advantage of the brand’s 800V eGMP modular platform. It has a dual-motor AWD with 585 horses and 545 lb-ft.
#4 2023 Kia Sportage
It’s better late than never, the next generation Sportage finally made it to the US market with the full palette of powertrains and new off-road trims. The best-seller gets a longer wheelbase, the fresh exterior design is futuristically beautiful.
#5 2023 Kia Niro
2023 Kia Niro acquires new, appealing exterior, redesigned interior, and a dual-screen cockpit.
#6 2023 Kia EV9
The Kia EV9 concept previews the upcoming all-electric full-size crossover based on the E-GMP platform. It arrives as a logical evolution of Kia’s EV portfolio with a blocky body, new digital Tiger face with pixel-type LED headlights.
#7 2023 Kia Soul
2023 Kia Soul arrives slightly redesigned and offers a single engine option, which is a 2.0L I4 with 147 horsepower.
#8 2023 Kia Niro EV
All new for 2023, Kia Niro EV keeps the familiar drivetrain components but offers an improved range of 253 EPA miles.
#9 2023 Kia Mohave
2023 Kia Mohave proudly wears the brand’s latest logo, and has gloss black exterior elements and black wood trim for the Gravity trim.