Kia Motors’ all-new 2018 Stinger fastback sedan has been honoured with an EyesOn Design award for Production Car Design Excellence at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. At an event dominated by introductions from American auto companies, Kia’s stinger stole the spotlight.
“We’ve made a lot of great cars and I’m proud of all of them, but the Stinger is something special,” said Peter Schreyer, Kia Motors’ chief design officer.
The EyesOn Design awards honour the best production and concept vehicles making their worldwide auto show debut at the NAIAS. This year’s categories include concept car; production car; concept truck; production truck; innovative use of colour, graphics and materials; interior design; user experience award and designer catalyst.
Brimming with power, passion and performance, the Stinger is a sport sedan dedicated to the thrill of driving while cosseting occupants in luxury. From its sleek front clip through its svelte flanks, and up to its powerful haunches, the Stinger exudes a muscular confidence. The Stinger’s stance and visual balance are designed to lend the car an air of elegance and athleticism, rather than boy-racer aggression. Inside is a purposeful cabin that is luxurious and exquisitely crafted. A strong horizontal plane across the dash presents the driver with a thick, leather-wrapped steering wheel. Front and centre of the driver is a single instrument binnacle with a combination of analogue and digital instrumentation.
It will go on sale later in the year.
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