Kia Stinger – The New Paradigm of Grand touring?
Design of the Kia Stinger
Kia Stinger is the ultimate secret revealed from the second-largest South Korean automobile manufacturer with its Rear Wheel Drive and proportions from 4830 mm overall length to its 1870 mm width and its lower body with 1400 mm makes the Stinger the new Sport Sedan for direct competitor in the same class with the Mercedes AMG GT 63s 4-door Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback.
One of the differences from its competitors Stinger have totally different exterior design with 4 doors and the interior that separates from the previous Kia models, gives him specific hot look and whole new driving experience.
It was also recognized with the EyesOn Design award for Production Car Design Excellence also for the best vehicles making their worldwide debut at the North American International Auto Show with two top awards.
Kia Stinger Specification and Drivetrain
The real Gran Turismo is behind the steering wheel , relatively low seating position with long and wide open look windshield makes the Stnger more fun to drive.
That sport leather seats it’s UV- and durability tested for comfort you feel the second you sink in. And the steering wheel is leather wrapped and hand stitched in an elegant diamond pattern.
You can choose different color leather interior as an option because their Nappa leather is hand-selected, treated and processed for superior comfort and feel. It is the perfect pairing for luxury trim finishes like upscale piano black or available brushed aluminum.
Kia Stinger offers three engines, a Turbo-Diesel 2.2 with 200 hp and 324 foot-pound of torque and base 17-inch alloy wheels, the one Turbo-Petrol with its 2.0 liter engine and 255 hp with 260 pound feet of torque with 18-inch alloy wheels and the Twin Turbo Petrol V6 with 3.3 liter engine with 360 hp capable of providing torque to all wheel ends of a two-axle vehicle simultaneously. They all come with the Automatic 8-speed gearbox with shift controls on the steering wheel.
The Turbo-Diesel version have one of the decent specifications for The Gran Turismo and the 3747 pound of weight delivers enough power to the 4WD that in 0-60 in 7.6 seconds and 33.6 MPG makes a good fuel economy. Exceptional for the Turbo Diesel and the Turbo Petrol two-liter engines.
The Twin Turbo V6 is for the real enthusiasts with the Sport+ drive mode on the road with its Launch Control the Stinger goes from 0-60 in just 4,9 seconds with top speed of 167 mph or 270 km/h .
How is it to Drive the Kia Stinger and what Technology is using
The LSD differential changing gears fast and smooth with the sharp steering wheel catch each corners easily. Stinger comes with innovative technology designed to add a new level of Kia Stinger Gran Turismo comfort to its drive.
On winter or some cold days the available heated steering wheel will warm you, and in the heat of summer the dual-zone climate control will keep everyone cool. It has the 8-inch advanced infotainment system display touchscreen.
Kia Stinger comes with the Brembo vented disc brakes with quad-piston front calipers and dual-piston rear calipers, Dynamic Stability Damping Control with 5-Modes, front and multi-link rear suspension, Rack-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering and 55% advanced high-strength steel construction, Blind Spot Detection, Lane Keep Assist and much more Drivewise technology.