Kia Motors Corporation has won big at the 2020 World Car Awards with the Telluride named ‘World Car of the Year’ and the Soul EV ‘World Urban Car.’
The Kia Telluride was rewarded by the judging panel for its distinctive design and impressive practicality. The SUV has already been crowned North American Utility Vehicle of the Year andMotorTrend SUV of the Year, among others.
The fully-electric Soul EV was named the ideal car for the city by the jury, combining zero-emission performance and impressive electric range with a compact body, bold design and high levels of practicality.
Everyone at Kia is truly honored to receive not just one, but two awards from the World Car of the Year judging panel.
— Thomas Schemera, Executive Vice President and Head of Product Division, 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 testament to the talents and efforts of a worldwide team, who all strive to create desirable, high-quality and practical cars that drivers love,” added Schemera.
The winners of the World Car Awards are decided by an independent international jury comprising 86 highly-experienced, well-respected automotive journalists from 24 countries around the world.