- Looking forward to testing this one. Photo courtesy of Kia Motors UK.

With all the great press the all new Stinger has received since launch, it’s come as no surprise to those of us up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that Kia’s super saloon has now been awarded ‘Sports Saloon of the Year’ by evo magazine.

Photo courtesy of Kia Motors UK.

Photo courtesy of Kia Motors UK.

For those that don’t already know, twenty years after it first started, the evo Car of the Year test takes place over one week with six judges driving all competitors back-to-back to name each category winner.

Stuart Gallagher, Editor at evo magazine commented to MotorMartin on the Stinger’s win:

“The combination of grunt, just enough grip and a long wheelbase deliver approachable, old-school rear-wheel-drive thrills. It engages and entertains more than the competition and stands out for not being the default choice. Yet what’s really exciting is that this is Kia’s first attempt at cracking the quick saloon formula, so it’s only going to get better.”

Photo courtesy of Kia Motors UK.

Photo courtesy of Kia Motors UK.

Paul Philpott, CEO and President of Kia Motors UK Ltd said: “We are delighted that the Stinger has won yet another award. evo is a true enthusiasts magazine with particularly high standards in terms of acknowledging high performance vehicles – so to win this award is particularly gratifying. The Stinger is an important car for Kia as it shows the continuing growth of the brand and we hope this success will continue into 2019.”

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