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Kia has officially revealed the name of its large SUV concept that will be unveiled at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit later this week. The Kia Telluride, as it is known, borrows its name from a Colorado ski resort, which gives an idea of the kind of customers the company is looking to court with this crossover.

Also revealed is a sketch of the interior of the show car – it’s a very minimalistic design, with a large widescreen display up front combining both the instrument and infotainment screens, plus a Picanto-esque two-spoke steering wheel and Kia’s first use of patterned 3D-printed trim on the dashboard, door panels and steering wheel.

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The company claims the car features onboard “health-and-wellness technology” – although no details have been provided just yet, we presume will include some sort of heart rate measuring device and other forms of driver monitoring systems, just like a smartphone or smartwatch these days.

Kia previously revealed a teaser of the exterior design of the Telluride, showing just a tiny bit of its bluff, boxy, simplistic design. So, could this be a spiritual successor to the long-departed Borrego/Mohave, slotting above the already-massive new Sorento?