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Roadshow by CNET today announced Stinger as its 2018 Shift Award Vehicle of the Year. Besting stiff competition from Honda and Audi, the Stinger was lauded by the Roadshow by CNET editorial staff as being not just a class benchmark, but also a vehicle that is driving the industry toward a smarter, more sustainable and entertaining future. The Shift Award Vehicle of the Year is Roadshow by CNET's top award category.
"One year ago we hosted the global debut of Stinger at the North American International Auto Show and we couldn't have been more thrilled with the reception it received," noted Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America (KMA). "To return this year with Stinger being recognized by the Roadshow by CNET editors as the 2018 vehicle of the year is a tremendous achievement, and is a testament to the thousands of Kia employees around the world that worked to bring the Stinger to market."
Entering its third year, the Shift Awards recognize several categories including Disruptor, Driveline Tech, Cabin Tech, Safety Tech and the top category, Vehicle of the Year. The awards honor the most innovative and important developments in the car industry. "We saw so many amazing cars released this year that this was an incredibly difficult decision," remarked Roadshow editor in chief, Tim Stevens. "But at the end of voting, the Kia Stinger stood above the rest. It's a great mix of refinement and power in a practical, attractive, and attainable package. We love the Stinger and can't wait to see what comes next from Kia."
Designed in Frankfurt, developed on the N?rburgring, built by the brand ranked highest in initial quality, the 2018 Stinger is on sale now and represents Kia's first entry into the sport sedan segment.