Fresh from its debut at the 2017 NAIAS (North American International Auto Show), the new Kia Stinger fastback sedan has been honored with an EyesOn Design award for Production Car Design Excellence at the NAIAS. At an Auto show typically dominated by introductions from American car companies, the new Kia Stinger stole the spotlight, this time around.
“We have made a lot of great cars and I’m proud of all of them, but the Stinger is something special.” said Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer for Kia Motors.
The EyesOn Design Awards honor the best production and concept vehicles making their worldwide auto show debut at the NAIAS. This year’s categories include Concept Car, Production Car, Concept Truck, Production Truck, Innovative Use of Color, Graphics and Materials, Interior Design, User Experience Award, and Designer Catalyst.
The design of the new 2018 Kia Stinger was overseen by Schreyer and Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer for Kia Motors Europe.
Brimming with power, passion and performance, the 2018 Kia Stinger is a sport sedan dedicated to the thrill of driving, while cossetting occupants in luxury. From its sleek front through its svelte flanks, and up to its powerful haunches, the Stinger exudes a muscular confidence. The Stinger’s stance and visual balance are designed to lend the car an air of elegance and athleticism, rather than boy-racer aggression.
Inside is a purposeful cabin that is luxurious and exquisitely crafted. A strong horizontal plane across the dash presents the driver with a thick, leather-wrapped steering wheel. Front and center of the driver is a single instrument binnacle with a combination of analogue and digital instrumentation.
Set to go on sale across Europe in the fourth quarter of 2017, the Stinger is backed by Kia’s industry-leading quality and reliability.
NAIAS EyesOn Design
EyesOn Design Awards are the officially-sanctioned design awards for the NAIAS. Considered the validation of great automobile design from the industry’s leaders, EyesOn Design awards are prominently displayed in design studios around the world.