Kia Telluride SUV Wins 2020 NEMPA Winter SUV of the Year

July 10th, 2020 by

The Kia Telluride SUV will definitely never see a shortage of awards and accolades. In late 2019, it seemed like automotive journalists and publications couldn’t get enough of the largest SUV in the Kia Motors lineup. The Telluride was the first SUV to win the “Triple Crown of Automotive Awards”, and recently received the “World Car of the Year” title. Also recently, the New England Motor Press Association got together for its annual Winter Vehicle Driving Event, and named the Kia Telluride the 2020 New England Motor Press Association Winter SUV of the Year.

“The Kia Telluride was the hands-down winner with a majority of NEMPA members…In this hotly contested three-row SUV category the Telluride excels, checking off all the boxes. Members were impressed with the overall quality of materials, ride, functionality, quiet cabin and the ability to handle historically brutal New England winters. The Telluride doesn’t just answer the cost quality equation, it knocks it out of the park with good looks, ride quality, functionality, and impressive safety technology all at a great price.” – NEMPA president John Paul

Every year, NEMPA members get together and compile a list of eligible vehicles for the contest. Once finished, every vehicle is driven to give members a chance to evaluate a variety of vehicles in many segments and categories and different manufacturers. This all took place in February 2020 at NEMPA headquarters in Middleborough, Massachusetts, but the announcement of winners wasn’t made until recently. Not like we needed another source to tell us how great this SUV is.

The Kia Telluride has earned more than 60 awards from media outlets around the country and this award from NEMPA is just another point on the scoreboard. This SUV is so popular, that more than 60,000 Tellurides have been sold since its introduction, with demand continuing to push supply and no sight of slowing down. A little surprising that the Telluride is a winter vehicle, with all of the adventure it touts, but the drivers of NEMPA found the Telluride to offer a combination of winter-specific features and the dynamic qualities needed to make driving in all-weather conditions safe, enjoyable, and capable. The winners of the annual Winter Vehicle Driving Event should meet or even exceed the wants, needs and desires of the New England motorist, and the Kia Telluride proved its worth after driving many miles on every kind of road surface and in every type of weather condition the region would normally offer drivers.

NEMPA has a major demographic audience in several states in the U.S., including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. With some 14.5 million citizens on network and cable TV, on the Internet and radio, and in other news and media outlets, everyone is going to know that the 2020 Kia Telluride is the SUV that can handle any and all kinds of adventure. The world is a different place, and as long as you follow some helpful post-quarantine road trip tips, you should be able to enjoy the Kia Telluride wherever you go.

Preventative measures and social distancing are still in effect as of late-June 2020. Contact us at Miami Lakes Automall to learn about how you can test drive a Kia Telluride in your own neighborhood for a more realistic experience.

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