SHIPSHEWANA, INDIANA – KZ RV garnered five Judges Choice Awards at RVIA’s first annual RVX expo, a B2B conference aimed at advancing the industry’s ongoing evolution. “We brought seven trailers to Salt Lake City, and five earned Judges Choice awards,” said Aram Koltookian, president. “That’s more awards than any other company displaying at RVX. It was a watershed moment, for KZ to be recognized as a leader in innovation, design and function. RVX was the first time you had OEMs, suppliers, dealers, retailers, media and other influencers all together in the same room, and KZ received overwhelming response from all of them.”
RVIA unveiled nine unique categories of ways in which people use their RVs, with KZ winning Judges Choice Awards in the following four categories. RVX Reveal host Rutledge Wood of Top Gear offered insights into buyers who exemplify each segment:
- City Escape consumers want a maneuverable, high-tech RV for authentic experiences. KZ’s Venture Sonic-X, a concept RV, fits the bill in spades – a carbon-fiber head-turner backed up by an aggressive off-road stance, ample solar power, a custom water supply system and a luxury interior.
- Luxury Living RV travelers set the bar high, demanding all the bells and whistles, plus that special something extra. KZ’s Venture Stratus delivers affordable luxury, with eye-popping colors, an urban vibe, and clever hidden storage that helps you stay serenely organized.
- Destination Camping aficionados want an affordable second home, and value time with friends and family, whether at their favorite seasonal spot, for weekend outings, or both. RVX cited KZ’s Durango for its open layout, consumer-friendly controls, and residential amenities for comfortable extended living.
- Team Tailgate was a double-win category for KZ, with Judges Choice Awards for KZ’s Venture SportTrek Touring luxury travel trailer, as well as KZ’s Venom V-Series toy hauler. RVers in this category view tailgating as an important season-long tradition and a sizable investment. RVX loved Touring’s versatile double bunk room and outdoor-access half bath, and cited the V-Series’ party patio and ample sleep space.
KZ Recreational Vehicles, a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc., is headquartered in Shipshewana, Indiana, founded in 1972 on the principles of quality, fairness, courtesy & integrity. KZ produces several widely-recognized brands of recreational vehicles, including Classic, Connect, Durango, Escape, Sportsmen, Sportster, Venom, and Venture RV, including Sonic, Stratus and SportTrek. For more information concerning KZ and its products, please visit kz-rv.com and venture-rv.com, or call (888) 829-6320.
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