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Following a successful introduction to the UK last year, the Kia Stinger, now available at Ringways Kia Leeds, has been awarded ‘Best Performance Car’ in the UK Car of the Year Awards (COTY) 2018.
Evaluated and compared by a well-respected panel of UK journalists, the Stinger came top of its class, fighting off stiff competition in a segment normally associated with more premium brands. The Stinger impressed judges with its striking styling, excellent handling, high levels of equipment and value for money.
Commenting on the Stinger win, Paul Barker – UK COTY judge, said: “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.”
The Kia Stinger, which is available at Ringways Kia Leeds boasts a twin-turbo V6 with the capability to launch the five-seater gran turismo from 0-60pmh in a time of 4.7 seconds, making it the fastest-accelerating Kia ever.
Neil Jorgensen Kia Franchise Manager at Ringways Kia on Crow Nest Lane, Leeds 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.”
The thirteen category winners in the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018 are all put forward to the main ‘UK Car of the Year 2018’ award which will be announced at the end of January.
Stinger has also been shortlisted for European Car of the Year as well as being nominated for World Car of the Year, making this a great start for Kia in 2018.