Are you getting bored with German sedans? You can choose the 2018 Kia Stinger is currently the world debut at the North American International Auto Show 2017 (January 8 to 22). Kia Stinger is a sports sedan with a five-passenger capacity that comes with high performance in Kia’s history. The New 2018 Kia Stinger itself defines the quality and technology as well as the results of the best design of Kia Motors.
The concept first appeared at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2011 under the name GT concept, and later at the Detroit Auto Show in 2014, the car concept again amazes and dubbed the GT4 Stinger. According to the plan, this car will go on sale in the US later this year following its price will be announced in conjunction with the official launch of the 2018 Kia Stinger.
“Unlike other Kia cars, 2018 Kia Stinger really is a dream car for us and is present in Detroit. The dream is now a reality after many years of commitment and hard work from us”, said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America.
Kia claims that the 2018 Kia Stinger undergoing trials at various locations and weather conditions, including the legendary circuit, the Nürburgring. The design itself is the result of the cold hand of a seasoned designer, Peter Schreyer. He has spent a lot of time in order to uncover the aura of luxury mixed with sporty exterior of this car. The exterior design has a fresh aerodynamic groove.
If you see, the front of the car is still using the hallmark of Kia cars that grille ‘Tiger Nose’. Furthermore, the grille is flanked by two LED lights. Appearances on the front looks increasingly mighty with the wide bumper with grille on the side.
2018 Kia Stinger has a wheelbase of 2.9 meters or more in length than the Audi A4, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS, BMW 4 Gran Coupe even Lexus GS and Mercedes-Benz CLS1. Meanwhile, the length and width of each 4.8 meters and 1.8 meters, which is admittedly much larger in its segment. That way, the trunk space will be enough to put the golf bag.
Kia offers two engine options, namely 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Theta II that produces a power of 255 HP at 6200 RPM and 260 lb. -ft of torque from 1400-4000 RPM. For the second machine, the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 Lambda II, which is able to catapult power up to 365 HP with an estimated start at 6,000 RPM and torque of 376 lb-ft from 1300-4500 RPM. Kia targets to move from 0-100 kph in just 5.1 seconds time, since 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine.
2018 Kia Stinger 2.0-liter will be using the rim with 225 / 45R-18, while the 3.3-liter V6-type wearing ultra-performance tires 225 / 40R-19 in front and 255 / 35R-19 at the rear. Made to scuttle the European cars, the Kia’s engineers store various safety technologies mainstays like the new Driver Attention Alert (DAA) 4, or a warning if the driver feels sleepy, Forward Collision Assistance (FCA) with integrated Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) to detect pedestrians.
In addition, there is also an Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC) Technology to keep a distance from the vehicle ahead. That’s not including Lane Keep Assist (LKA) 33, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
Log into the interior, you will find quality leather-clad seats, Harman Kardon audio system with 720 watts of output power which is distributed in 15 active speakers including two subwoofers stored under the driver and passenger seat. The result is able to provide clear voice, smooth and detailed.