S traits Times Car of the year 2018

Torque (Singapore) - - ST-TORQUE AWARDS -

Un­like last year’s very close fin­ish, which saw the first- and sec­ond-place con­tenders sep­a­rated by just two points, this year’s ST-Torque Awards was more de­ci­sive.

The siz­zling Kia Stinger emerged as the ST Car of the Year (COTY) 2018, with a score of 315 points. The next clos­est con­tender, the mus­cu­lar Audi RS4 Avant, had 294 points to its name. The even might­ier BMW M5, which was just a sin­gle point be­hind, fin­ished in third.

This is the first time in the his­tory of the ST-Torque Awards that a Korean car has claimed the top spot.

Of the past eight win­ners, four are Ger­man (Porsche in 2011, Volk­swa­gen in 2013, BMWs in 2014 and 2015), two are Bri­tish (Jaguar in 2010 and Land Rover in 2011), one is Swedish (Volvo in 2016) and one is Ja­panese (Lexus in 2017). The 5-litre Lexus LC500 is also the first 8-cylin­der win­ner since 2010’s Jaguar XJ, which came with a V8 en­gine op­tion.

The ST-Torque Awards panel of 11 judges con­grat­u­lates Kia and Cy­cle & Car­riage on the Stinger be­ing Straits Times Car of the Year 2018 – please en­joy the tro­phy.

JAN­UARY 2019

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