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With models like the Ferrari Portofino and McLaren 720S on the list, being presented with the Red Dot Award is a prestigious honor. Each year, Red Dot receives countless applications for the best-designed cars and trucks on the market and this year is Kia's turn to shine with the Stinger receiving top marks for design.
Claimed to be the "largest and most recognised professional design competition", Red Dot's evaluation is said to be without prejudice. Each year, they hand out a few standard Red Dot awards along with some honorable mentions. Though it's no small feat to have a vehicle listed in either categories, the German agency does single out a few models out and give them the label of being the "Best of the Best".
It's an impressive accomplishment for the Stinger to be put on the same level as exotics with six-figure price tags, placed on a pedestal with the highest honor awarded to cars. This is a proud year for Kia, not only did their Stinger sports sedan bring home the top title, both the Picanto and Stonic brought home two more Red Dot awards.
With such success, perhaps more pressure will be put on Kia the following years to deliver equally inspirational designs.