The Korean car maker will be attempting to shake up the luxury sedans market with the 2018 Kia Stinger. This will be a well-equipped car with all that sedan lovers look for. The true Grand Touring vehicle will come with rear and all wheel drive options and will be fitted with luxurious amenities. This is a redefined car that will turn heads and the market trend. The GT concept that was shown in 2011 at the Frankfurt Auto Show will be used as well as the Stinger GT4 building that was shown at the 2014 Detroit Show.
2018 Kia Stinger – Exterior and Interior Redesign
The 2018 Stinger will be more sleek and sportier than the K900 with a coupe-like roofline. The five-passenger sedan will have four doors. The entire design is that of Kia’s studio in Frankfurt. Kia’s usual tiger nose grille will be in place at the front while the body will be of low stance and muscular in nature. There are gaping vents that facilitate intake of lots of air. The rear end will have small taillights that will be high mounted. On the V6 GT, there will be quad tailpipes. The car will come with modern LED lights. The sedan is quite long standing at 190.2 inches in length. The overall height is 55.1 inches so the car is shorter than C-class coupes.
Inside the cabin, there will be an elevated comfort and though some think that it is not up to the mark, Kia says that 2018 Kia Stinger will get a better interior compared to the competition. The interior will be made of soft premium leather and the seats come with adjustable air cushions. A color TFT screen will be available within the gauge cluster. With it you will be able to keep tabs on performance data like engine oil temperature, lap times and navigation prompts among others.
At the dashboard’s centre will be an 8-inch display. This has HVAC controls just below it. There will be many connectivities, safety and infotainment features. There will be the new Driver Attention Alert system that monitors driving inputs so you are warned in case you get drowsy when driving. For comfort, all seats are deeply contoured and the driver’s seat comes with adjustable bolsters. Also on the inside will be metal-ringed gauges and craft style spoked vents. The long base allows the car to have a comfortable leg room.
2018 Kia Stinger – Engine and Performance
There will be two options on the engine to have under the hood. The first is the 3.3-liter Turbo V6 engine that will produce a whopping 365 hp which will be the most powerful Kia on the road. This will be available in the top GT trim. The second and what will be fitted on the base Kia Stinger 2018 is the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that will produce 255 hp. Both engine options will be coupled with 8-speed automatic transmission and will be turbocharged. Accelerating to 60mph from zero will take only 5 seconds whereas the top speed will be 167 mph.
2018 Kia Stinger – Price and Release Date
You can expect the 2018 Kia Stinger to be in car dealerships in the summer of 2017 with prices ranging from $35,000 to $45,000 depending on the trim and location.