Kia Motors Corporation won big this year at the 2020 World Car Awards with the Kia Telluride named World Car of the Year and the Kia Soul EV “World Urban Car.” Both are on sale at Napleton Kia Dealerships throughout our eight state region in the United States.
Already an impressive award-winner, the Kia Telluride was hailed by the judging panel for its impressive practicality and distinctive design. The 2020 World Car of the Year title represents another accolade for the brand’s sport utility vehicle, which has garnered more than 70 awards that we have reported here at Napleton.news, since it was first introduced in 2019. Already crowned the North American Utility Vehicle of the Year and MotorTrend SUV of the Year, it has added another large feather to its cap.
The World Car Jury also awarded the fully-electric Kia Soul EV with the title of “World Urban Car” of the year. They determined the Soul EV was the ideal car for the city, with impressive electric range, a compact body, bold design, and high levels of practicality. Adding to that, the EV’s zero-emission performance, and it’s clear that Kia has hit one out of the ballpark. Again.
“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. “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.”
The winners of the World Car Awards are determined by an independent globally-diverse international jury of 86 highly-experienced, well-respected automotive journalists from 24 countries around the world.
A STRONG DESIGN PRESENCE
The Kia Telluride combines a strong exterior design presence with a practical, spacious and high-quality cabin that can accommodate up to eight passengers. The Telluride includes an array of advanced technologies, all-wheel drive, and driver-assistance systems. This Kia is ideal for family adventures on and off the beaten track. It is available now across North America and in many of Kia’s global markets,
The compact Kia Soul EV features a powerful battery-electric powertrain with a choice of 64 or 39.2 kWh battery packs. Able to travel up to 280 miles on a single charge, the Soul EV offers drivers a greater all-electric range than many more expensive electric vehicles. As a result, it becomes the ideal companion, both in the urban environment and beyond city limits. A series of advanced range-increasing technologies, including regenerative braking, ensure drivers can maximize the distance capable from a single charge.