Kia’s Rugged SUV Takes on All Comers at All-Girls Occasion

  • 2020 Telluride SX will compete in fierce “Bone Inventory” crossover class
  • Telluriders workforce is ESPN correspondent Alyssa Roenigk and actor Sabrina Howells – each with vital and spectacular rally resumes
  • Additionally making its desert debut is a 2021 Seltos SX that may function a rally assist automobile

IRVINE, Calif., October 6, 2020 – “Convey it!” mentioned Alyssa Roenigk, “I’m past charged to get going.” Roenigk, a senior author at sports activities media big ESPN, will drive a 2020 Telluride SX within the fifth annual Rebelle Rally, an all-women, off-road navigational problem held within the deserts of California and Nevada. Beginning October eight in Lake Tahoe, California, the rally will cowl 1,500 miles in eight days earlier than reaching the end line, October 16, within the Imperial Sand Dunes, California. Roenigk’s navigator, Sabrina Howells, has an enormous job guiding the workforce by means of the course utilizing solely old school paper maps and a compass—no GPS, no cell telephones, no digital units of any form. “I can’t wait,” Howells mentioned, “I actually geek out on these things.”

Rebelle Rally founder and achieved endurance racer, Emily Miller, created the occasion to supply ladies an opportunity to problem themselves and one another and to prevail in situations that most individuals keep away from. “That is no desert cruise,” she mentioned, “rally contributors will face warmth, sand, rocks and chilly – the whole lot the desert can throw at them. When it’s over, they’ll have achieved one thing vital.

“Having Kia on board for this 12 months’s rally is unbelievable,” mentioned Miller, “the Telluride is a superb automobile and the Telluriders workforce is formidable. We’ll be watching with curiosity.”

Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia Motors North America & Kia Motors America can also be wanting ahead to following the Telluriders workforce. “This can be a vital occasion for Kia,” he mentioned. “The Telluride is one in all our most profitable autos ever and the Rebelle Rally is an actual check of its functionality, sturdiness and flexibility. We count on it to carry out extraordinarily effectively and shall be cheering on Alyssa and Sabrina as they tackle this powerful problem.”

Along with getting into the Telluriders workforce within the rally, Kia Motors America is unique sponsor of the Stay Present webcast to be broadcast stay twice day by day from places alongside the rally route. Kia may even present all rally contributors with espresso and breakfast service within the Mojave backcountry, one of many rally’s most distant in a single day stops.

“That shall be killer,” mentioned Rebelle Rally founder Emily Miller. “At that time within the rally, the ladies are exhausted and the very last thing they wish to take into consideration in that location is learn how to get a sizzling cup of espresso and a sizzling breakfast. Kia delivering that to them shall be large.”

On October eight at eight a.m. PDT, Roenigk and Howells will take part in a digital pre-rally interview. Different interview alternatives are additionally deliberate. Particulars to observe in a separate announcement.

Concerning the Telluriders

Alyssa Roenigk is a senior author for ESPN and has dedicated numerous acts of journey in pursuit of a narrative. She has reported cowl items for ESPN The Journal, TV options for X Video games and SportsCenter, and supplied day by day protection on the Olympics, Grand Slams, Tremendous Bowls, and the Girls’s World Cup. She was a part of the primary U.S. workforce to win the Aïcha des Gazelle Rally in Morocco, and to-date, is the one American driver to win.

Sabrina Howells is a Los Angeles-based actor (All people Hates Chris, Kaleidoscope, Freddy’s Nightmares) and musician (Henry Henrietta). She has competed in 4 consecutive Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles in Morocco, together with the Knowledgeable Class in 2015. She competed within the Rebelle Rally in 2016, taking 1st place within the crossover class, and once more in 2017, putting second.

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top of the range surveys and is acknowledged as one of many 100 Finest International Manufacturers. Kia serves because the “Official Automotive Companion” of the NBA and affords a whole vary of autos bought by means of a community of practically 750 sellers within the U.S., together with automobiles and SUVs proudly assembled in West Level, Georgia.*

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