• All-new Kia Stinger named as ‘Game Changer’ at annual awards
  • The Kia Stinger is the brand’s first gran turismo
  • Award adds to Stinger’s growing number of accolades in 2018

Kia’s first gran turismo, the all-new Kia Stinger, available at Bells Kia, has been labelled a ‘Game Changer’ at this year’s Autocar Awards. The awards, held at Silverstone, celebrate the most important cars of the last year.

The most adventurous model in the Kia’s history, the Stinger was recognised for its ability to compete with rivals that have been long-established in the sector with its elegance, dynamism and sophistication.

Mark Tisshaw, Autocar Editor, commented: "What the Korean manufacturer has lacked is a car that makes you sit up and go 'phwoar' when it rolls past. And with the new Stinger GT, that’s exactly what Kia has built. This is a car that’s intended to show the world that Kia is also a force to be reckoned with when it comes to creating engaging, dynamically focused, rear-driven drivers’ cars worthy of comparison against Europe’s finest."

Clive Bell, Managing Director, Bells Kia, commented; “We are absolutely thrilled that the Stinger has been named as a ‘Game Changer’ by Autocar. The car certainly a stand out model from Kia and it has received such positive feedback from our customers. We look forward to welcoming customers to the dealership to book a test drive.”

Since its unveiling in January 2017, the Kia Stinger has altered the perceptions of the Kia brand to many. Based on the GT Concept from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Kia Stinger evokes memories of the classic age of grand tourers. Stinger is the first classic grand tourer from Kia and the first rear-wheel-drive model the company has introduced to Europe. In range-topping twin-turbo V6 guise it is also the fastest-accelerating Kia ever, with a 0-60mph time of 4.7 seconds.

The Kia Stinger is available from Bells Kia and prices start from £32,025.