KIA WINS WORLD CAR OF THE YEAR DOUBLE

Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul EV

Kia Motors Corporation has won a double at the 2020 World Car Awards with the Kia Telluride named ‘World Car of the Year’ and the Kia Soul EV ‘World Urban Car’.

The Kia Telluride was rewarded by the judging panel for its distinctive design and impressive practicality. The World Car of the Year title represents the first time a Korean car has won the prestigious award.

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.

Kia Telluride

Kia Telluride

While neither of the winners are currently available to Australia, Kia Motors Australia COO Damien Meredith said the awards are a wider recognition of Kia as a global automotive force.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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