Kai Motors secured 3 prestigious awards for design at the 2018 Red Dots Awards. With the new Stinger fastback sedan, the Stonic compact crossover and 3rd gen Picanto city car winning awards in their respective categories, its a neat hat-trick for Kia.
Kia’s journey from 2009 has been a remarkable one with the company winning 21 Red Dot awards so far. Their latest win follows Kia’s triple iF Design Award win earlier in 2018. This year was all the more special with their new fastback sedan Stinger winning the ‘Best of the Best’ title at the hands of the international jury of design experts.
“Our global design team can be incredibly proud of their latest triple triumph. It highlights Kia’s passion for design quality and ingenuity, which has once again been lauded by a panel of international design experts,” says Peter Schreyer, President and Chief Design Officer of Kia Motors Corporation. “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.”
The Stinger has been designed at Kia’s European design centre in Frankfurt and features elegant fast-back proportions with spacious interiors. The Stonic too designed in Frankfurt offers striking and bold exterior with an elevated seating position in SUV format.
The third generation of the Kia Picanto – Kia’s smallest car – brings a youthful and energetic character to the A-segment. It boasts a distinctive new design and a high-quality, high-tech cabin, with huge potential for customisation. Despite its compact dimensions, the Picanto’s intelligent design makes it one of the most spacious cars in its class.
The official presentation of the Red Dot Awards will take place on 9 July 2018 in Essen, Germany at the Aalto Theater, an opera house designed by Alvar Aalto.