2020 Kia Telluride Wins North America Utility Vehicle of the Year

On January 13th, 2020, the new Kia Telluride was awarded the honor of being named 2020's North American Utility Vehicle of the Year. The jury bestowed this award for North American Car of the Year (NACTOY). This award is the first of its kind for Kia, even though the brand has won plenty of other awards for its quality three-row SUVs.

The American CEO of Kia Motors, Sean Yoon, said he was extremely proud of the Kia brand for achieving this recognition. He vowed to continue making quality vehicles for an American customer base and hopes that this new era of recognition will give even more attention to the quality of Kia's lineup.

The parameters for winning this test are quite extensive, with a great deal of effort being put in by both the Telluride's manufacturers and NACTOY testers. Months of test-driving, feature-checking, and vehicle comparisons were necessary to give the Telluride the number one placement for this category, which was fiercely contested by American and foreign manufacturers alike.

The eligibility to be in this competition is also detailed, with all valid entries needing to be either all-new or "substantially new" and also be available in dealerships by the time the award was announced. Kia's Telluride was in the utility category among three finalists after beating out nine semi-finalists.

At this point in time, the Kia Telluride is one of the most popular vehicles around College Station, Brenham, and Huntsville TX, and is currently selling at a rapid rate. Whether it's due to the award or simply due to the high-quality design and impressive array of features, the Telluride is certainly making waves in the American auto industry. With 60,000 units sold, demand is currently outpacing supply, meaning this unit might be difficult to get for some time.

If you're curious to learn more about the Kia Telluride, don't hesitate to reach out to us here at Sterling Kia in Bryan TX. Our team is more than happy to assist drivers around Madisonville and Magnolia with any questions about this award-winning vehicle and could even set you up with the nearest available test-drive. If demand keeps up, however, it could be a while before that happens!

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