All-new model of the Kia brand, the new Stinger, has revealed at the Detroit Auto Show. It is a revolutionary step to Korean brand – first ever RWD liftback (so-called 4-door coupe) which is immediately called ‘affordable Panamera’. The car is based on Kia GT concept firstly shown back in 2011, in terms of overall concept and design.
Stinger looks awesome – thanks to Albert Biermann, who previously work for BMW M division.
With the new sedan Kia intends to compete with the premium compact models from Germany and Japan manufacturers. In this case, the car producer claims that the wheelbase (114.3″) and dimensions of the Stinger (length and width – 190.1″ and 73.5″) allow the car to compete with some models of the business class.
Depending on the market where Stinger will be available, the engine range consist of a 2.0-liter turbo engine capacity of 255 hp (259 ft lb) or a turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 (365 hp and 376 ft lb). The car will be equipped with a rear-wheel drive with limited slip differential and four-wheel drive with a new torque distribution system. Transmission is a 8-speed automatic.
The sedan will be offered with the 18- and 19-inch wheels, the Brembo brakes, projection display, LED headlights and seats with Nappa leather trim. In addition, the Stinger will receive a suspension with five driving preset modes and accident prevention system.Read full article about the new KIA Stinger.