Kia Telluride took part in the women’s rallyOctober 9, 2020
The Kia Telluride off-road vehicle takes part in the Rebelle Rally competition completely “in stock”.
Rally is a tough endurance competition, and if a competitor does not have access to all kinds of electronic devices, the task becomes twice as difficult. However, this is exactly what the Rebelle Rally is, an off-road competition for women where only traditional forms of navigation are allowed: paper maps and a compass. Sure, a pre-prepared Nissan Frontier or Lexus LX might seem ideal for the task, and a stock Jeep Wrangler or Ford Bronco would be equally good choices, but the two ladies chose the Kia Telluride for this year’s event.
The two women who have embraced the challenge are Alyssa Roenigk, senior editor at ESPN and the first American driver to win the Aisha de Gazelle rally in Morocco, and Sabrina Howells, an actress and seasoned rally driver who has distinguished herself in two previous Rebelle races. The two Telluriders, as the ladies call them, are part of the Bone Stock crossover class. The rally began at Lake Tahoe on October 8 and will end on October 16 at the Imperial Sand Dunes. Participants need to overcome about 2.5 thousand km of desert terrain in California and Nevada in eight days.
“The Telluride is one of our most successful vehicles ever, and the Rebelle Rally is a true test of its ability, strength and versatility. We expect him to perform very well and we will root for Alissa and Sabrina as they take on this difficult challenge, ”said Sean Yun, President and CEO of Kia Motors North America.
KIA also partially sponsors the event and provides the Seltos as a support vehicle. In addition, the South Korean automaker will offer refreshments at one of the most remote stops on the track. Of course, all this will be in question if the Telluride breaks down, but we are confident that the luxury SUV will perform well.
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