KIA STINGER WINS BEST PETROL TOW CAR AWARD


  • Stylish Kia Stinger was tested for its towing capabilities and practicality
  • 2.0 T-GDi ‘GT-Line’ model tested
  • Impressive boot space and engine commended


  • Kia’s stunning gran turismo, the Stinger 2.0 T-GDi ‘GT-Line’ - which is available at Roadside Kia - has been awarded ‘Best Petrol Tow Car’ at The Tow Car Awards 2018. The Tow Car Awards is a joint venture between Practical Caravan, What Car? and the Camping and Caravanning Club. Cars are assessed in four categories; Towing, Everyday Driving, Practicality and, Buying and Owning, with over 40 cars tested this year.

    Ian Lamont, Sales Manager at Roadside Kia said: “It’s fantastic that the Stinger has reigned supreme at this year’s Tow Car Awards. To win the Best Petrol Tow Car Award is a huge accolade for Kia. The Stinger is an excellent performance car and has been extremely well received both by the media and our customers. We welcome the people of the Coleraine and Causeway Coast & Glens area down to the dealership to book in a test drive and try the Stinger for themselves.

    David Motton, Tow Car Editor of Practical Caravan said: “The Stinger doesn’t look like a typical tow car. But the Kia proves that you don’t need a practical estate or a tough SUV to go caravanning. The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine is lively and willing, and once up to speed the Stinger feels secure and stable. Boot space is the real eye-opener, with room to squeeze in more bags than we found in some SUVs. Overall, the Kia is one of the surprise packages of this year’s tests and a worthy winner of the ‘Best Petrol Tow Car’ award.”

    The Kia Stinger is Kia’s first grand tourer and first rear-wheel-drive car in the UK. The Stinger 2.0 T-GDi GT-Line has a maximum trailer load of 750kg unbraked and 1,500kg braked. Five versions of the car are available in the UK, all with turbocharged direct-injection engines mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox and featuring state-of-the-art electronic driver aids and connectivity systems. The ‘GT-Line’ and ‘GT-Line S’ offer the choice of a 2.0-litre 244bhp T-GDi petrol engine or a 2.2-litre 197bhp CRDi turbodiesel, while the range-topping ‘GT S’ is sold exclusively with a 3.3-litre 365bhp twin-turbo V6. The ‘GT S’, as the fastest and most powerful model in the range, also has electronic suspension damping and Brembo brakes.

    Roadside Kia stocks a wide range of new and used Kia cars, including the Stinger. Prices start from £32,025.


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    KIA STINGER WINS BEST PETROL TOW CAR AWARD​
    KIA STINGER WINS BEST PETROL TOW CAR AWARD​