Telluride wins World Car of the Year

Published 7:49 pm Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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At the 2020 World Car Awards, the 2020 Kia Telluride won World Car of the Year. The Telluride is produced at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia in West Point.

The Telluride has been a runaway hit for the Kia brand and we are proud to manufacture this “game changing” model in West Point, Georgia,” said KMMG President and CEO Jangsoo (Jason) Shin. “The hard work, along with the dedication and commitment to quality of the KMMG Team is on full display in this award-winning vehicle.”

KMMG has produced almost 90,000 Tellurides to date.

“Everyone at Kia is truly honored to receive not just one, but two awards from the World Car of the Year judging panel,” said Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Head of Product Division at Kia Motors Corporation said in a press release.

“This is one of the hardest-fought competitions in the global automotive industry, proving that the Telluride and Soul EV are both truly outstanding vehicles. These accolades are a testament to the talents and efforts of a worldwide team, who all strive to create desirable, high-quality and practical cars that drivers love.”

Kia’s Soul EV won World Urban Car.  The Telluride has now won more than 70 awards since it was introduced in 2019, as it already won the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year and MotorTrend SUV of the Year. 

The World Car Awards are voted by a panel of 86 automotive journalists from 24 countries.