The Kia Stinger proves itself a sting of beauty at the UK Car of the Year Awards 2018

A car with 'The Power to Surprise' - The Kia Stinger is unlike any other model in the Kia range, with a perfromance that is officially top of its class...



After a highly anticipated release to the UK last year, the Kia Stinger has stormed into success creating quite the impression. Now a class-leading competitor after being named Best Performance Car 2018.

The Stinger is an elegant gran turismo, based on the 2011 Kia GT Concept and unlike anything previously produced by Kia. Under the bonnet there is a twin-turbo engine that packs quite the punch that race lovers and speed enthusiasts can easily fall in love with.

In the recent UK Car of the Year Awards, we saw the Stinger drive off with the renowned title of 'Best Performance Car 2018' after impressing the well-respected panel of judges. This car is not afraid of tough competition, as it not only screams bold styling, but also provides the fun factor that we all crave from high performance cars.

Paul Barker - UK Car of the Year 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 was first introduced to the UK back in November 2017, causing plenty of excitement for eagerly awaiting audiences wanting to discover this seriously surprising character. If you look back in Kia's history, you won't find anything like the Stinger. Boasting an impressive speed of 0-60mph in just 4.7 seconds, making it the fastest accelerating Kia ever.

Paul Philpott CEO and President of Kia Motors UK Ltd said of the win: “Stinger is such an important car for Kia because it says so much about where our brand is heading. We are delighted that it has been recognised by the UK COTY judges as the best performance car for 2018. As Stinger goes on sale in the UK, we are very confident our award winning performance car will be a great success.”

What's more, at Snows Kia we currently have a superb range of business offers available on the All-New Stinger, so you can enter the world of business with utter confidence in this exceptional model.

If you would like to get behind the wheel for yourself, you can simply book a test drive at your nearest Snows Kia dealership by getting in contact, today. Alternatively, for more information on all of the Kia offers and services that we provide, you can make an enquiry by simply filling in our online form.


Snows Group has three Kia dealerships, located in Basingstoke, Guildford and Newbury. The Group prides itself on its reputation and dedication to delivering excellent customer service, and is rewarded by the fact that over half of its business comes from returning customers. With Snows Group, driving becomes an experience, rather than a chore

​Author: Sophie Taylor

Please contact Sophie Taylor using sophie.taylor@snowsgroup.co.uk or 02380 707750 with all press enquiries.

Posted on 19/01/2018