I'm not the least bit surprised having known many people who praise Kia and Hyundai for being today what Japanese automakers were back in the 90's. Meanwhile Japanese automakers have slipped but still hold strong.
I was speaking with a good friend who is a manager at the local Kia dealer and we came to the same realization, Kia has intentionally delayed the "press" on this launch for really no apparent reason. Find one magazine who has reviewed or compared the Telluride to the Pilot, Atlas, Traverse, etc as compared to how the Stinger was in magazines being fully tested nearly a year before it hit showrooms. I can tell you my VW Atlas had not only been tested, but had been in multiple 3-row comparisons when they hadnt even released the first production batch to transport, let alone in dealers.Not just a slow build-out but apparently a slow growth in interest, judging by the minimal participation on this forum.