2020 World car Kia Telluride

2020 World Car of the Year Award Goes To Kia Telluride


Kia Gets Top Position, the No.1 spot.

The annual World Car Awards continue which is one of the most prestigious award programs in the automotive world. The famous committee consists of 86 members from 24 countries selected the best cars in as much as five different categories. These include 2020 World Car of the Year, World Urban Car, World Luxury Car, World Performance Car and World Car Design of the Year. At the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo, the start for the announcement of finalists formally began.

2020 World Car Kia Telluride
2020 World Car Kia Telluride

Following is the awards list:

  1. 2020 World car of the year: Kia Telluride

Furthermore, the Kia Telluride was picked from a primary entry list of 29 vehicles qualified from all over the world. Incidentally, the SUV had beaten the Mazda 3 and the Mazda CX-30 to win the most sought-after WCOTY 2020 award. This is one of the toughest competitions in the global automotive industry. It proves that Telluride is a truly outstanding vehicle. This award is proof of the talents and efforts of a global team, who all strive to build desirable, high-quality, and practical cars that drivers seek.

2. 2020 World Luxury Car: Porsche Taycan

The all-electric Taycan gave Porsche its first World Luxury Car Award defeating the Porsche 911 and the Mercedes-Benz EQC. Porsche designed the Taycan with a clear focus. It was to show that an electric car could deliver the performance, driving pleasure, and everyday comfort and usability that describe every Porsche car. Oliver Blume, chairman of the executive board, Porsche AG said that they were very proud that the global panel of the World Car Awards believed that Porsche succeeded.

2020 World Car Porsche Taycan
2020 World Car Porsche Taycan (Courtesy: CarAndDriver)

Besides getting the World Luxury Car award, the Porsche Taycan was also declared the World Performance Car winner by the panel. The 2020 win results in the sixth win for Porsche in the category. Apart from this, it won the award previously won the award in 2006, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2017. This time around, Porsche appeared to be a dominant force. It bagged three finalists in March.  These include 718 Spyder/Cayman GT4, 911, and Taycan.

3. 2020 World Urban Car: Kia Soul EV

Kia won two out of the five categories. Kia Telluride has adjudged the World Car of the Year while the Soul EV getting the World Urban Car award. An electric vehicle won three out of five categories. The Kia Soul EV beat the Mini Electric and the Volkswagen T-Cross to win the World Urban Car award.

Kia Soul Ev
Kia Soul Ev

4. 2020 World Car Design of the Year: Mazda 3

Furthermore, the beautiful Mazda 3 hatchback grabbed the World Car Design of the Year award. The top three in this category included the Mazda 3, the Peugeot 208, and the Porsche Taycan. A design panel consists of seven design experts. They reviewed each contestant first and created a shortlist of endorsements for the 86-member strong panel.

2020 World Car Design Mazda 3
2020 World Car Design Mazda 3 (Courtesy: Mazda)

The announcement of winners of the 15th World Car Awards was an all-digital event. This was due to the worldwide impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The organizers originally planned the award ceremony to take place on April 8 at the New York International Auto Show.

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