Kia Motors America has awarded VanDevere Kia with the 2020 Kia Dealer Excellence Program Plus award (KDEP+) for exceptional performance in the areas of operational competency, branding compliance, and sales.
As the highest honor from Kia, the KDEP+ award is given only to the highest-performing Kia dealerships for consistently outperforming their goals. Only dealers who receive excellent ratings from sales and service customers, maintain high sales volumes, and comply with the brand guidelines are considered for this prestigious award.
The votes are in, and the Kia Telluride is the 2020 World Car of the Year. It beat the Mazda3 and Mazda CX-30 to take the honor.
The Telluride has enjoyed critical acclaim since the crossover’s launch. It won the Utility class in the North American Car of the Year awards and is a Consumer Reports Top Pick. Buyers have liked the vehicle enough for Kia to boost production.
The Kia Telluride has earned a 2020 Edmunds Top Rated Award, taking the win in its category to earn the title of Top Rated SUV.
“We ‘gave it everything’ during each phase of the Telluride’s development, making sure that quality and attention to detail were second to none,” said Michael Cole, president, Kia Motors America (KMA). “For the esteemed Edmunds experts to recognize the Telluride as one of the best vehicles on the road today is a grand achievement and yet another validation of Kia’s commitment to building world-class vehicles.”
The 2020 Edmunds Top Rated Awards honor the overall best vehicles of the year based on their extensive vehicle testing and rating process. An Edmunds Top Rated Award represents the “gold standard of automotive excellence” and signifies that a vehicle is one of the best-of-the-best on the road today. Rather than honoring the newest vehicles – which may not be available yet – Edmunds Top Rated provides a list of the seven best vehicles that shoppers can actually buy now.
“Stylish, roomy and practical, Kia hit it out of the park with the 2020 Telluride. Not only does it drive well, but it looks and feels like a luxury SUV without the high price tag,” said Alistair Weaver, Edmunds editor-in-chief. “No other SUV in its class is as comprehensively accomplished as the Telluride, which is why it is our Top Rated SUV of the year.”
Kia’s popular three-row SUV has earned lots of praise for its rugged looking exterior, modern cabin, and available features offered on higher priced luxury vehicles. Designed with families in mind, the Telluride is also available with family friendly systems such as Rear Occupant Alert with Ultrasonic Sensors, Driver Talk, Quiet Mode and more.