Published: 19 Jan 2018

Kia Stinger named Best Performance Car 2018

Since its launch in 2017 to the UK market in 2017, the Kia Stinger has been impressing the motor industry. To add to this it has recently been named ‘Best Performance Car’ at the 2018 UK Car of the Year Awards.

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Fighting off intense competition it was evaluated by a panel of well-restricted UK journalists and came top of its class. Particularly impressing the judges thanks to its striking looks, value for money, superb levels of specification and handling, it beat won a segment usually associated with higher premium brands.

Speaking about the Kia Stinger winning, Paul Baker a judge at UK COTY commented “A brave move by Kia to produce a great-looking grand tourer and an interesting addition to the sector. The 3.3-litre petrol engine is an absolute stormer.”

Featuring a V6 twin-turbo with launch capability, the five-seater can hit 0-60mph in a time of just 4.7 seconds. 

Kia Stinger GT S Key specification

  • - 19" Alloy Wheels
  • - Brembo® Brakes
  • - Nappa Premium Leather Upholstery*
  • - LED Headlamps with dynamic bending
  • - Head-Up Display
  • - Smart Power Tailgate
  • - 15-speaker Harman / Kardon® Premium Sound System
  • - 360° Around View Monitor
  • - Wide Sunroof
  • - Electronic Controlled Suspension (ECS)

David Phillips, Sales Manager at Jennings Kia in Washington said “Stinger is such an important car for Kia because it says so much about the brand. We are delighted that it has been recognised by the UK COTY judges as the Best Performance Car for 2018. The Stinger is on sale now in the UK, and we are very confident our award winning performance car will be a great success.”

Test drive the Kia Stinger today at Jennings Kia’s dealerships in Washington and Stockton. To book a time and date convenient to you call 0333 414 9750 to speak to a Kia specialist.

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