New Kia Stinger revealed at the NAIAS 2017

New Kia Stinger GT Rear-Wheel Drive Performance Saloon

Redefining what it is to be Kia: the Kia Stinger

A first for Kia and full of Kia firsts is the all-new Kia Stinger GT. A true gran turismo that recently debuted at the North American International Auto Show, the Kia Stinger is a superbly specified, luxury, high-performance, fastback sport saloon, and it will be coming to your local Brayley Kia dealership towards the end of 2017. To keep up to date with the Kia Stinger GT release date, pricing and everything there is to know as soon as we know it, please register your interest today.

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Kia Stinger Design

Kia Stinger GT Design Philosophy

The Kia design team has excelled with the new Stinger. Starting from a definition of what a GT is and what it isn’t. Namely, that the Stinger should be a lively and luxurious performance car for people who are passionate about driving and that it should be comfortable for driving over long distances. However, it wasn’t going to be just about pure, brute power and its associated appearance, although the Stinger has been evaluated and refined through a strenuous and detailed set of assessments on the testing Nürburgring racing circuit, so every aspect of its performance has been optimised. The concept on which the Kia Stinger GT is based was first revealed in 2011 at the Frankfurt Motor Show and after years of dedicated work, it’s set to stun the world with its revolutionary approach for the Kia brand.

Outside the Kia Stinger

Outside the Kia Stinger GT

From its powerful haunches, making it look ready to spring into action at any moment, to its strong shoulders, the Stinger exudes a confident presence on the road. With a short front overhang, long rear overhang, long bonnet and long wheelbase, the Stinger shows its fastback GT credentials, but does so like a honed athlete, rather than with any hint of aggression.

The design is all about performance expressed through elegance, and this approach continues with the functional components on the exterior, which are both visually and effectively highly aerodynamic. At the back, the four oval exhaust pipes make it obvious that the Stinger is built for performance, whilst the tiger-nose grille at the front makes it obvious that this is a GT form the Kia stable.

Kia Stinger Interiors

Inside the Stinger

The luxurious cabin is spacious, benefiting from excellent head room and leg room throughout for the driver and up to four passengers. The ultra-soft Nappa leather seats are designed for comfort, luxury and support, whilst the driver also benefits from the additional support of air-cell bladders in the seat. The dashboard is highly ergonomic and divided into two sections: the top is dedicated to the large colour touchscreen and all the infotainment controls, whilst the bottom half houses the controls for climate and ventilation. There’s a colour TFT screen for the driver, showing information from oil temperature to G-forces, whilst other data is relayed through both analogue and digital displays, mounted on a single binnacle.

Kia Stinger Technology

Innovative technology for the Kia Stinger GT

Safety innovations included under the banner of multiple advanced driver assistance systems include driver attention alert, forward collision assistance, advanced smart cruise control, lane keep assist and rear cross traffic alert. Another safety feature is the head-up display, which projects essential information onto the windshield, so the driver’s eyes can stay constantly on the road. Phones are taken care of through the hands-free Bluetooth and there’s also a wireless Smartphone charging pad. There is a high-quality audio system, of course, with either six speakers, nine speakers and a separate amplifier or 15 speakers and under-seat subwoofers, depending on the model chosen. The top-of-the-range model also features QuantumLogic Surround Sound technology.

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Kia Stinger Engines

The heart of the Stinger

Initially, there will be a choice of two engines: a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder Theta II engine, producing 255hp, or a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 Lambda II engine, producing 365hp with an expected 0-62mph time of 5.2 seconds and top speed of 167mph. Both engines are still being developed, so final specifications will be announced soon. Both engines will make use of Kia’s eight-speed, rear-drive automatic transmission, which is highly efficient on fuel and offers crisp gear shifts. An all-wheel drive option may also be available, featuring Kia’s new dynamic torque vectoring control system. There’s another Kia first on the Stinger and that’s the dynamic stability damping control. This enables the driver to adjust the Stinger’s handling for current road conditions or for each individual driver’s preferences.

ia Stinger Highlights

Highlights of the Kia Stinger include:

  • Low seating position with generous space for five people and large luggage area
  • 55% ultra-high strength steel construction for excellence in handling, and in noise, vibration and hardness performance
  • Dynamic stability damping control for driver to modify the electronically adjustable suspension with Personal, Eco, Sport, Comfort and Smart settings
  • Initial choice of two engines: 255hp 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder and 365hp 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6
  • Multiple advanced driver assistance systems

The Kia Stinger GT price will be announced nearer to the launch date, so make sure you register your interest to be kept informed about all the details of Kia’s highest-performing production car ever.

All-new Kia Stinger GT: a dream car made into a reality

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