When we named the
Kia GT4 Stinger Concept
as our top debut at the
2014 Detroit Auto Show
, our comments section had, let's call it, a tantrum. People were not pleased. Debuting alongside hugely significant production cars like the
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Lexus RC F
(not to mention great concepts like the
Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge
Volvo Concept XC Coupe
), what business did a tiny, turbocharged, rear-drive
have winning the prize as the best of Detroit?
Well, as it turns out, it has every right to be there. Our own Michael Harley sat down with the head of US design for Kia, Tom Kearn, to discuss the GT4 Stinger and find out just what the brand was thinking when it decided to create such an enthusiast-oriented concept. The interview gives a great insight into the car and its design, while Harley goes into some detail at the end of the video about why the GT4 was the
Autoblog Editors' Choice of the 2014 Detroit Auto Show
to watch the full interview.