What model won the 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year award?

By Product Expert | Posted in Kia News, Kia Telluride on Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 5:14 pm
Green 2020 Kia Telluride with mountains in the background

In the crowded full-size SUV segment, the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride quickly became a popular model, with its off-road prowess, superb performance, a roomy and refined interior, towing capabilities, and a wealth of advanced technologies. Earlier this month in Detroit, the 2020 Kia Telluride was named the 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year.  

North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Award for the 2020 Kia Telluride 

The North American Utility Vehicle of the Year Award for the 2020 Kia Telluride is a very prestigious honor, with the decision made by a jury of independent automotive journalists. The jury voted Telluride number one after spending months of deliberation, including test drives, comparisons, and other evaluations. The Telluride prevailed over a field of 12 semi-finalists and three finalists in the utility category. 

“We are immensely proud of Telluride capturing North American Utility of the Year. 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.” – Sean Yoon, CEO of Kia Motors North America 

Read More: 2020 Kia Telluride Engine Specs and Towing Capacity 

“Triple Crown” of Automotive Awards for the 2020 Kia Telluride 

The 2020 Kia Telluride has been enormously popular with automotive critics. It is the first SUV to win the “Triple Crown” of the auto industry’s most prestigious accolades: the 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year award, the MotorTrend SUV of the Year award, and a Car and Driver 10 Best. This is in addition to the multitude of “Best of” awards that the Telluride has received from other media outlets. 

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