Kia’s all-new 2018 Stinger fastback saloon has won the 2017 EyesOn Design award for “Production Car Design Excellence” at the Detroit Auto Show.
At an event typically dominated by introductions from American carmakers, Kia’s Stinger seems to have grabbed much of the spotlight.
Evolved from a GT concept that was first unveiled all the way back in 2011, the car’s styling has been overseen by Peter Schreyer, Kia’s chief design officer, and Gregory Guillaume, chief designer at Kia’s European design studio in Frankfurt.
“We’ve made a lot of great cars and I’m proud of all of them, but the Stinger is something special,” says Schreyer.
Considered the validation of great car design from the industry’s leaders, the EyesOn Design Awards are the officially-sanctioned design awards for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
The rear-wheel-drive Stinger is planned to go on sale in the U.S. late this year.