Do you want a mid-size sedan with sports performances? The first thing that comes to your mind is European brands like BMW 3, Audi A4 etc. No more. We are in the opportunity to present you all-new 2018 Kia Stinger. This South Korean product will be very interesting for buyers on the American market. Why? First of all, it blends all best things from Hyundai-Kia experience. On the other hand, new Stinger will be cheaper from above models. In the same time, Stinger merges quality, excellent performance and availability for every customer. You will agree it is a win-win. Perhaps customers don’t yet understand what exactly Korean manufacturer wants, but initial success of Genesis luxury lineup presents tail wind for Stinger. And exactly there starts the story about this aggressive car. The whole body is built on the longitudinal Genesis platform.
2018 Kia Stinger Engineering
According to engineers, new 2018 Kia Stinger has rear-wheel drive layout. The structure of body consist high-strength steel and that’s what’s helping to keep the weight. We will consider only wheelbase which is 114.4 inches long. If you compare it to European brands, Stinger is longer. On the other hand, it will be four inches shorter than Genesis G80. To return to the subject, manufacture also predicts all-wheel drive as an option. But here is not the end of a story about mechanical assembly. There are many electronic technologies which helps ride go smoothly. For example, electronic power steering and torque vectoring. The front axle has MacPherson suspension while the rear has multi-link rear setups plus adaptive dampers. Thanks to that, you can select different drive modes.
2018 Kia Stinger Engines
Now, the specification attracts special attention from customers because they are impatient to know what is under the hood. You should expect most efficient engines with great outputs and small fuel consumption. Standard option in 2018 Kia Stinger will be turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 255 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The main advantage of this engine is its ability to rotate 90 degrees. That also means its position can move or can be centered such to make balance in weight distribution.
For people who like stronger performances, 2018 Kia Stinger offers power package which includes twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 engine which delivers 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. V6 engine is reinforced thanks to work of compressor. Namely, it appears like a standard option in luxury Genesis G90. Furthermore, the second option comes with AWD layout. Both engines come with an eight-speed automatic transmission. By the way, a new generation of transmission will come in every the newest model of Kia.
2018 Kia Stinger Exterior
Since you are familiar with all the details related to the specification, we continue to explain exterior and interior design. The man who is most deserving for upscale Stinger design is Peter Schreyer. New look started to cook in Kia Motors’ design studio in Frankfurt. And what is your impression from photos? The front fascia gets corporate grille which is stretched toward corners where positioned LED headlights are. Furthermore, the shape of headlights completely fit aggressive appearance. Somewhat below there is also honeycomb mesh next to huge air intakes. That’s not all, from the side section of the wheel-arch you can also find extra air intakes. The aerodynamic line is obvious. You have two sizes of stylish wheels. Those are 18 and 19-inch. The roof is lower and looks like a coupe. The rear end finishes with modern trunk, four exhaust pipes and Kia badge in the middle.
2018 Kia Stinger Interior
The 2018 Kia Stinger will cover seats with the leather upholstery into cabin. The dashboard has UVO infotainment system of latest generation. Further, you can see the head-up display in the middle of it. Somewhat below are devices for climate control, ventilation, and others. The central console offers more gadgets to enable easy navigation. The entertainment system includes Harman/Kardon premium audio system. Safety is still not tested but we expected the best mark. In addition, you can count on standard and special safety systems. Some of them are forward collision warning, lane keeping assists, rear cross-traffic alert, and driver attention assist.
2018 Kia Stinger Price
The release date will be in last quarter of 2017. Planned prices will move between $35,000-to-$45,000 range.