Kia’s Telluride, its SUV designed for the US and Middle East markets has become the first sport-utility vehicle to win the ‘Triple Crown’ of three of the auto industry’s most prestigious accolades: 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year from North American Car of the Year (NACTOY); MotorTrend SUV of the Year; and a Car and Driver 10 Best.
The Telluride has also nabbed a number of ‘Best of’ honours and top accolades from other prestigious online, print and video outlets, notes Kia. Since going on sale in early 2019, nearly 60,000 Tellurides have been sold and demand continues to outpace supply. Conceived, designed, and developed in the US specifically for the US and Middle Eastern market, the Telluride is assembled in West Point, Georgia, and is the first Kia vehicle to be exported from the United States.
According to Mohammed Khader, president of Al Majid Motors Co, the vehicle is earning plaudits from buyers in the UAE market.
“Since its launch in the UAE, almost 500 units of Telluride has sold and has earned very positive response, the growth expected to be higher in coming years. Telluride is available now in all Kia showrooms in the UAE, offering choice of trims to meet the taste of consumers,” he said.