Kia has come out a winner at this year’s Red Dot Awards, securing three awards for design. The Stinger ‘gran turismo’, the Stonic compact crossover and the third-generation Picanto city car all won in their respective categories.
The international jury of design experts awarded the Stinger the ‘Best of the Best’ title, praising the car for its “pioneering design”.
The trio of victories adds to Kia’s continuing success, with the brand having now won a total of 21 Red Dot Awards since the Kia Soul first took victory in 2009. These latest awards follow Kia’s triple iF Design Award win earlier in 2018.
“Winning the ‘Red Dot: Best of the Best’ for the fourth time is truly exceptional. With its modern take on the classic gran turismo style, the Kia Stinger is further proof of Kia’s high design standards,” says the Korean manufacturer’s design boss, Peter Schreyer.
The Stinger, designed under the watch of Gregory Guillaume at Kia’s European design centre in Frankfurt, Germany, was first revealed in Detroit last year, whereupon it was also declared the winner of the 2017 EyesOn Design award for “Production Car Design Excellence”.