Kia Telluride Shows True Grit with Successful Showing at Rebelle Rally
The Kia Telluride recently proved that its versatility goes well beyond its on-the-road excellence when it earned a second-place overall finish a the Rebelle Rally in Irvine, CA. Competing in the X-Cross class, Alyssa Roenigk (driver) and Sabrina Howells (navigator) piloted their 2020 Telluride SX for eight days across the daunting California and Nevada deserts. The duo drove from Lake Tahoe to the Mexican border, tackling rocky terrain and sandy landscapes, winning several stages and garnering the most point on the final day of competition.
Making the achievement even more incredible, the Telluride completed the race with minimal modifications, which included all-terrain tires and a skid plate to protect the fuel and oil pan areas.
"On the final day, when we pulled up to checkpoints deep in the Imperial Sand Dunes and saw the look on the faces of the 4×4 teams when we beat them there – that is a memory that will stick in our minds for a long time," said Alyssa and Sabrina. "The Telluride was an incredibly capable third teammate, and we were grateful for the opportunity to take her on such an awesome adventure."
Ever since its introduction as an all-new 2020 model, the Kia Telluride has earned heaps of praise from critics and reviewers alike. Already a leader in the three-row SUV segment, Telluride offers spacious and upscale accommodations, executive style, versatile utility, and a wealth of premium amenities. It's among the most well-round and well-equipped SUVs on the market and offers one of the best overall values for Riverside and San Bernardino families. Telluride also boasts an overflowing cabinet of awards and recognitions. It even earned the triple crown of prestigious auto industry accolades, an unprecedented achievement, garnering top honors for the 2020 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year, Motor Trend SUV of the Year, and Car and Driver 10Best.
If you'd like more information about the latest Kia Telluride, please contact Riverside Kia or visit us for a test drive to experience it for yourself. We'd love to give you a tour.