The Kia Stinger 2018 garnered a lot of attention during the Detroit Motor Show 2017. Most experts saw the launch of Kia’s newest flagship as a turning point for the company. Enthusiasts and consumers alike know that the Stinger will bring a lot of surprises once it is out in the market.
Kia is known for giving out seven-year warranties, which proved the dependability of their machinations. The Kia Stinger 2018 will bring a new perception to the company. The sports car, an evolution of the GT concept from 2011, is considered the highest-performing production vehicle in Kia’s history.
The Kia Stinger 2018 is not all about the looks
The five-seat sports car is an evolution of the GT concept in 2011. The car’s edgy design looks pretty sharp.
The Stinger is not all about the looks, though; it has a punch that backs up its edginess. According to Express UK, the Stinger has over 365 brake horsepower. Its twin-turbo V6 engine has a 376 lb-ft turning power.
The Stinger GT is the fastest Kia car to date. Its top speed reaches up to 167 mph. The car can go up from 0 to 62 mph in 5.1 seconds, also thanks to the reduced chassis’ vibration, which gives a quiet-feel in the cabin.
According to Auto Blog, Kia will offer two Stinger versions to the public. The versions are the standard and the top-spec model. The difference between the two versions will be the engines. The basic Stinger will give consumers a model turbocharged with two liters of petrol.
The entry-level model has a 255 brake horsepower. Meanwhile, the top-spec version has 365 horsepower with a V6 turbo charge.
Kia Stinger 2018 has No Manual Transmission
Despite the hype, many were disappointed because Kia will not offer a manual transmission for the Stinger. Both versions will have an automatic system. The four-door sports car has five driving modes, namely Personal, Sport, Eco, Smart and Comfort. These five modes offer various levels of damping, which is part of the Dynamic Stability Damping Control. The modes can also affect the powertrain’s responses.
The high-performing Stinger will cost $52,000 (£42,000), while there is no price tag for the entry-level version as of the moment. There is no official confirmation about its release date, but it is expected to be available before 2017 wraps up.