2020 Kia Telluride named Motortrend’s SUV of the year

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2020 Kia Telluride named Motortrend’s SUV of the year

Kia Telluride

Kia’s Big and Bold Utility Vehicle Edges Out the Competition for Prestigious Award

• Telluride’s sophisticated styling, unmatched levels of standard equipment and smooth ride and handling contributed to first ever win for the Kia brand

• Award recognizes vehicles that best represent safety, efficiency, value, advancement in design, engineering excellence and performance of intended function

Toronto, ON, Nov. 21, 2019 – Kia Canada Inc. (KCI) – Kia Canada’s latest SUV – the Telluride – has been awarded 2020 SUV of the Year by MotorTrend. With its comfortable and functional interior for up to 8 people, the Telluride stood out as a well-rounded product that meets the needs of today’s modern family, while its terrific value solidified it as a winner in the SUV segment.

“The Telluride has been exciting the showroom since day one,” said Michael Kopke, Director of Marketing, Kia Canada Inc. “It’s suite of family & safety enabling technology as well as the attention to detail is really second to none making it a fierce competitor in the SUV segment.”

The 2020 Telluride’s bold design and sophisticated exterior accents convey a spirit of adventure and possibility. That sentiment is strengthened by its engineering, delivering an enjoyable and confidence-inspiring driving experience. The 3 row mid-size SUV offers impressive interior luxury and an upscale cabin, complemented by an array of advanced technology and safety systems1 featuring standard Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Following Assist, Rear Occupant Alert, Safe Exit Assist, Forward Collision Avoidance Assist, , Driver Talk, multi-Bluetooth Connectivity, 10.25” Multimedia Interface with UVO Intelligence Telematics and more.

“This year’s MotorTrend SUV of the Year competition was one of the most competitive we’ve ever had, which makes Kia Telluride’s win all the more significant,” said MotorTrend Editor-in-Chief Edward Loh. “Telluride absolutely nails our awards criteria – it’s gorgeous, spacious, technology-laden, and offers a great ride for an astonishingly fair price. Congratulations to Kia and the Telluride team.”

With a more than a 20-year history, the MotorTrend SUV of the Year award is one of the most sought-after honors by global automotive manufacturers. SUV of the Year judges are comprised of MotorTrend staff as well as two guest judges, Johan de Nysschen, former head of Audi of America, Infiniti Motor Co., and Cadillac division and Tom Gale, former head of Chrysler design. Vehicles are evaluated against six key criteria: safety, efficiency, value, advancement in design, engineering excellence and performance of intended function to determine the finalists and ultimately, the winners.

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About Kia Canada

Kia Canada Inc. (www.kia.cawww.facebook.com/kiacanada ) a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) which was founded in 1999 and sells and services high quality, class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte, Optima and Sorento through a network of 188 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 160 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada, including a state-of-the-art facility in Montreal. Kia’s brand slogan "The Power to Surprise" represents the company's global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting & inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.


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