2020 KIA TELLURIDE NAMED MOTORTREND'S SUV OF THE YEAR

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

IRVINE, Calif., November 18, 2019 - Kia Motors America's (KMA) largest vehicle ever - the Telluride - has been awarded 2020 SUV of the Year by MotorTrend. With its comfortable and functional interior, 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 an undeniable success since its launch earlier this year, with an impressive number of consumers rediscovering Kia in the highly competitive SUV segment and more than 45,000 units sold to-date," said Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America. "Earning MotorTrend's coveted SUV of the Year award is an honor and a historic moment for the brand, serving to further reinforce Kia's transformation to a world-class automaker."

Designed in California and assembled in Georgia, the 2020 Telluride's bold and boxy shape 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 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, Lane Following Assist, Rear Occupant Alert, Safe Exit Assist, Forward Collision Assist and available Highway Drive Assist, Driver Talk, multi-Bluetooth Connectivity 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 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.

*The Telluride, Sorento and Optima (excluding Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid) are assembled in the United States from U.S. and globally sourced parts.

** Kia received the lowest rate of reported problems among mass market brands in the J.D. Power 2015-19 U.S. Initial Quality Studies of new vehicle owners' experiences with their own vehicle after 90 days of ownership. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.

 



Introducing the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride. With its big, bold styling, Telluride is the largest Kia ever, and with its robust capability, it's bringing that SUV attitude to the road, and off the road. 

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PERFORMANCE 
Drive Modes • Powertrain
 
 Drive Modes
Dial into terrain with the available Snow mode and on-demand center-locking differential for off-road capability. Command your on-road driving experience with 4 different drive modes: Comfort, Eco, Sport, and Smart. 


Powertrain
The Telluride's 3.8L V6 engine pushes out 291 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft. of torque to master any road and power its standard Class III 5,000 lb. towing capability. 

 


Engineered to be Confident and Capable-Mechanical Features
 -3.8 V6 Enginer producting 291 horsepower w/ 8-speed automatic transmission.-Choice of four drive models - Smart, Eco, Sport and Comfort
-Available active on-demand all-wheel drive provides enhanced driving performance-Standard towing rated up to 5,000 pounds. 
 
 
STYLE
Passenger Seating • Integrated Styling
Captain's Seating
Available reclining dual captain's chairs slide forward at the touch of a button for 3rd row access, while rear passengers can also enjoy available dual sunroofs, standard USB ports. 




Integrated Styling
Kia Drive Wise systems, like standard Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), use radar sensors subtlety integrated into the front fascia and commanding styling of the signature Tiger-nose grille. 

 
Born for Adventure in Luxury - Interior Features


-Interior hooks to keep packs and bags off floor and away from feet
-Reclining third-row seats


        - Available heated and cooled first-and second-row seats
        - Ceiling-mounted second-row climate control 
 
TECHNOLOGY
10.25" touchscreen display • Surround View Monitor
 
Touchscreen with Driver Talk
Command and control with an available 10.25" touchscreen display, Driver Talk feature to amplify voice to rear passengers, Quiet Mode to only use front row speakers, and the ability to connect more than one phone over Bluetooth.



Surround View Monitor
Available Surround View Monitor (SVM) gives a bird's eye view of the vehicle via 4 exterior-mounted cameras for better awareness of surroundings. 
Brimming with Technology - Technology Features


- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Available wireless smartphone charging
- Five USB charging ports standard. Six USB charging ports available - 2 in each row. 

- Available multi-Bluetooth wireless connectivity allows two phones to connect simultaneously 
- Heads-Up Display

 SAFETY
Blind Spot Monitoring • Highway Driving Assist
Blind Spot View Monitor 
The available Blind Spot View Monitor display in your dashboard gauge cluster shows a live feed of your blind spots. Plus, if you try to change lanes while an object is detected in the blind spot, the standard Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist-Rear can help maintain your previous course. 

Highway Driving Assist 
In regions where speed limit information is available, the available Highway Driving Assist (HDA) can adjust the vehicle's cruising speed to match the vehicle ahead as well as changing speed limits. 
  
Safety Features

- Safe Exit Assist
- Rear Occupant Alert
- Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go

- Land Keeping Assist
- Driver Attention Warning 
- Surround View Monitor 
 
FOUR TRIMS AVAILABLE

 

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