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Kia Telluride Nabs Two More Prestigious Awards in May

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2020 Kia Telluride exterior
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Last month was supremely successful for the all-new Kia Telluride. After being named the “CUV of Texas” by the Texas Auto Writers Association and winning the “Mid-Size CUV” category at the TAWA Auto Roundup, the impressive SUV went on to win two additional awards in May.

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The first of the two awards the Telluride received was the “Mid- and Full-Size Family” utility vehicle category from the Northwest Automotive Press Association. Presented at its annual “Mudfest,” also known as the Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year event, the Telluride beat out more than 20 other vehicles in its category. The award was determined by the SUV’s ability to encounter a number of factors, including braking, handling, acceleration, elevation changes, and sharp corners.

“With bold styling and an attractive interior, Kia’s all-new Telluride easily sets itself apart from the crowd,” said Perry Stern, co-chair of NWAPA Mudfest. “There’s plenty of power on tap and Telluride stays comfortable no matter what the terrain serves up which helped put this new Kia at the top of its category at this year’s Mudfest.”

2020 Kia Telluride exterior
Photo: Kia Motors

At the inaugural Texas Off-Road Invitational, held by the Texas Motor Press Association, more than 30 SUVs and trucks were evaluated at General Sam’s Offroad Park in Huntsville. After being compared to 12 other vehicles, the Telluride was determined the winner in the SUV category thanks to its ability handle tough terrain. “Jurors were impressed by the Telluride’s off-road prowess, which rivaled that of traditionally rough-and-ready SUVs in muddy, steep, rocky, and sandy terrain,” said Eileen Falkenberg-Hull, vice president of the Texas Motor Press Association.

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It’s no wonder that the Telluride keeps winning awards left and right. From March to April, Telluride sales increased by almost 10 percent after being available for just two full months. The future looks bright for the Telluride and we’re excited to see its progress in the months ahead.