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Kia Telluride Dominates Automotive Awards Season with Seven North American Wins Including “Triple Crown”

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TORONTO, February 13, 2020 – Kia Telluride has enjoyed an unprecedented award-winning season, achieving seven top accolades in North America. The awards mark a proud milestone for the brand which has been manufacturing quality vehicles in Canada for more than 20 years.

The Telluride has now claimed the industry’s top awards including Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2020 as recognized by AJAC, a review panel comprised of top automotive journalists across Canada, as well as the 2020 Design Innovation Award by ALG that recognizes cutting-edge technology, ingenious features and state-of-the-art design. The Telluride has also won the “Triple Crown” of US car awards: NACTOY’s North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, MotorTrend’s SUV of the Year, and was named one of Car and Driver’s 10Best Cars and Trucks for 2020.

Inspired by adventure and an active lifestyle, the Telluride is Kia’s largest-ever vehicle that fits up to eight people. Outfitted with world-class, refined features including advanced technology and safety, the Telluride provides all the comfort and safety needed for families to explore the city and country in style, through any driving condition.

“We at Kia we are very proud of Telluride, and the awards it has won,” said Elias El-Achhab, Chief Operating Officer for Kia Canada. “Telluride is the embodiment of what Kia is today - bold design, innovative technology and The Power to Surprise. These awards reinforce the company’s efforts and say: take a look at us now, Canada.”

The award-winning Telluride is currently available at dealerships across the country.

The season of award wins for the Telluride includes:

  • 1. Canada – 2020 Design Innovation Award by ALG

  • 2. Canada – Best of the Best Award by Canadian Automotive Jury

  • 3. Canada – Best 3-Row SUV for 2020 by the Auto Trader Awards

  • 4. Canada – Best Large Utility Vehicle in Canada for 2020 by AJAC

  • 5. US – 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by the North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) Awards

  • 6. US – SUV of the Year by MotorTrend

  • 7. US – 10Best by Car and Driver


About Kia Canada

Kia Canada Inc. ( ) 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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