Kia Stinger receives EyesOn Design Award on World Debut

Kia Motors’ all-new 2018 Stinger fastback sedan honoured with award for Production Car Design Excellence at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

Kia Stinger

A five-seat fastback sports saloon, the Stinger promises to shake up a segment dominated by European products. From its sleek front through its svelte flanks, and up to its powerful haunches, the Stinger exudes a muscular confidence. Key to its road presence are the rear-wheel-drive proportions; a long bonnet and short front overhang, an extended wheelbase to deliver a spacious cabin, and a long rear overhang with strong shoulders. The Stinger’s stance and visual balance are designed to lend the car an air of elegance and athleticism, rather than boy-racer aggression.

  • Kia unveils European version of powerful new fastback sport sedan

  • Three engines for Europe: 2.2 litre diesel and 2.0 and 3.3 litre petrol

  • Designed in Frankfurt, dynamics honed at the Nürburgring

A GT in spirit, the All-New Kia Stinger is built for the thrill of driving and a love for exclusivity. Head-turning design, matched with performance that will give you goose bumps. Accelerating from 0 to 62mph in 5.1 seconds with a 365bhp 3.3 litre turbocharged V6 engine.

The Kia Stinger is a true gran turismo, a car for spirited long-distance driving. It has nothing to do with being the first to arrive at the destination – this car is all about the journey. It’s about passion.
Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer at Kia Motors Europe

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European Specification Revealed for Fastback Kia Stinger

Kia Stinger

Kia Motors has revealed the European specification of the Kia Stinger, a powerful new fastback sports sedan, following its global premiere at the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit on 9 January. The new Kia Stinger closely follows the design and engineering blueprint laid down by the 2011 Kia GT Concept, and will be the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history.

The Stinger channels the spirit of historic grand tourers – powerful, elegant vehicles capable of moving their owners in style, at speed. At every stage of development, the Stinger has been designed and engineered to be the perfect gran turismo. The car features a head-turning aesthetic, ample room to accommodate five occupants and their luggage, a stable, unruffled ride, and nimble handling with engaging, rear-biased power delivery.

In its transition from concept to production, Kia’s GT Concept was renamed ‘Stinger’, inspired by the GT4 Stinger concept revealed at NAIAS 2014. While the car is a true GT in nature, the Stinger name evokes speed and excitement, two key characteristics found in the production car.

In Europe, the Stinger will be available with a choice of three engines: a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, a powerful 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6, and – announced for the first time – a 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine.

The Stinger is the result of years of impassioned design and development work at Kia. Six years after the company revealed its powerful statement of intent in the GT Concept, the Stinger will enter production and go on sale in Europe during the fourth quarter of 2017.