Kia Telluride Wins 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year

January 13th, 2020 by

2020 Kia Telluride

Today, the Kia Telluride was named 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by the distinguished North American Car of the Year jury (NACTOY). This is the first time that Kia Motors is receiving this award and it is added to the list of awards that their 2020 Midsize SUV has already received since early last year.

We are immensely proud of Telluride capturing North American Utility of the Year, said Sean Yoon, CEO of Kia Motors North America. It solidifies years of effort on behalf of every Kia employee to build vehicles consumers desire and industry experts value. Winning the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year is an honor that marks Kia’s arrival in the top tier of the world’s automotive manufacturers.;&

After months of test drives, comparisons, evaluations and deliberation, the NACTOY jurors voted the Telluride the number one car of the year over a field of 12 semi-finalists and three finalists in the utility category. NACTOY secretary-treasurer, Kirk Bell, stated that, The Kia Telluride makes owning an SUV look cool while offering the smooth ride and rich interior of a luxury vehicle without the luxury price. The Telluride continues to be one of Kia Motors best-selling vehicles, selling nearly 60,000 units since its release. Because the Kia Telluride was conceived, designed, developed, and assembled in the United States, it is the first Kia vehicle to be exported from the United States.

The 2020 Kia Telluride has also received these awards among many others:

  • 2020 Edmunds Top Rated Award
  • SUV of the Year by Hispanic Motor Press Foundation
  • SUV of Texas by Texas Auto Writers Association
  • 2020 Motortrends SUV of the Year
  • U.S. News 2020 Best SUV Brand
  • Kelley Blue Book’s Best New Model
  • Kelley Blue Book’s Best 3-Row Midsize SUV
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