The Kia Stinger has been named AJAC’s 2019 Canadian Car of the Year, at the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) in Toronto, after being named Best Large Car earlier this year.
A grand touring sedan loaded with safety and convenience technologies, the Kia Stinger has found a special place in the heart and driveway of many Canadian drivers and is now even further recognized by many of Canada’s top automotive experts.
Commenting on the achievement, Michael Kopke, Director of Marketing, Kia Canada said:
“Winning AJAC’s Car of the Year award for the Stinger is a great honor for everyone within the Kia family. As a young brand that has come a long way in 20 years here in Canada, we’re grateful to all of AJAC’s voting journalists for taking the time to review our vehicles and recognizing the quality that our brand has put so much focus on.”
For Kia, now celebrating its 20th year in Canada, this year’s AJAC awards demonstrate how far the brand has come in terms of quality, design and consumer-focused technologies and features. Alongside Stinger, the Kia Forte also won 2019 AJAC’s Best Small Car of the year award.
Mark Richardson, President, Automobile Journalists Association of Canada said:
“It’s a great achievement for a vehicle to win one of AJAC’s coveted Canadian Car of the Year awards, but it’s exceptional for the same automaker to make two award-winning vehicles in the same year. Congratulations to Kia for the well-deserved success of the Stinger and Forte.”
About the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC)
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) is an association of professional journalists, writers, photographers, and corporate members whose focus is the automobile and the Canadian automotive industry. Its primary objectives are to promote, encourage, support, and facilitate professionalism in Canadian automotive journalism and to ensure factual and ethical reporting about the automobile and automotive issues to Canadian consumers. This is achieved through the work of its members and AJAC’s annual vehicle testing and evaluation events, the Canadian Car of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards (CCOTY and CUVOTY), Innovation Awards, and EcoRun.