The stunning All-New Kia Stinger, the first gran turismo by Kia, has been named Car of the Year by the Northern Group of Motor Writers. The Kia Stinger’s triumph continues its award success this year and adds a third win of the title for Kia, with the Picanto first receiving the honour in 2011 and the cee’d following suit the year after.
Members of the Northern Group were asked to vote for their favourite vehicles from a long-list of newly launched models. The list was cut down to the top five vehicles, before fifteen members of the Northern Group met in Yorkshire earlier this month to determine what vehicle was worthy to win the title of ‘Northern Car of the Year’. The Kia Stinger won with members awarding the car 46 votes.
Commenting on the award, Steven Kitson, Director of Corporate Communications at Kia Motors (UK) Limited said: “We are absolutely thrilled that the Northern Group have chosen to make Stinger their 2018 Car of the Year. Since its launch, the Kia Stinger has made waves across the motoring industry and has defied all expectations.”
“Stinger has also been a very important vehicle for Kia and our dealer network as not only has it become our flagship vehicle, but has altered perceptions of the brand and shows how Kia is constantly developing and looking to the future.”
The All-New Kia Stinger is the first grand tourer from Kia and the first rear-wheel-drive model the company has introduced to Europe. Five variants of the vehicle are available in the UK, the 3.3 T-GDi engine tops the range with an impressive 365bhp and a 0-60 time of 4.7 seconds. Prices start at £32,025 on the road and further details can be found at https://www.kenjervis.com/kia-stinger/