Kia Motors has won two 2016 GOOD DESIGN awards, for the Telluride Concept and the production Cadenza sedan, in the program’s ‘Transportation’ category.
The GOOD DESIGN jury – comprising independent design professionals, industry specialists and design media – evaluated entrants on a range of criteria, which included innovative design, new technologies, form, materials, construction, concept, function, utility, energy efficiency, and sensitivity to the environment. Kia’s Telluride Concept and all-new Cadenza impressed judges in all areas.
Bryan Cho, Vice President of the Overseas Marketing Group at Kia Motors Corporation, commented, “The strength of Kia design has been a key driver for our international growth, attracting many new customers to our brand. This accolade underlines how far we have come and endorses our approach for taking Kia’s design in exciting new directions.”
Kia has three design centers worldwide: in Namyang, Korea; Irvine, California in the USA; and Frankfurt, Germany.