Check out the award-winning Stinger at OMC Kia

Date published: 02 January 2019

Ending the year on a high, the all-new Kia Stinger, which is available now at OMC Kia in Oldham, has been awarded ‘Sports Saloon of the Year’ by evo magazine.

The Kia Stinger is the brand’s first grand tourer and rear-wheel-drive car in the UK.

The range topping ‘GT S’ is powered by a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 engine which is capable of 0-60 mph in 4.7, making it the fastest accelerating car Kia has ever produced.

Stewart McQuillan, Sales Director at OMC, said: “The Stinger has been awarded numerous accolades and this latest award from evo magazine rounded off 2018 nicely.

"The Stinger has been an amazing launch for Kia and has certainly turned heads at our Oldham dealership.

"We look forward to another successful year in 2019.”

Stuart Gallagher, Editor at evo magazine, commented on the Stinger’s win.

He said: “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.”

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.

"We hope this success will continue into 2019.”

The Kia Stinger is available now from OMC Kia in Oldham priced from £29,995.

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