Published on March 30th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair0
Kia Stinger Makes Asian Debut in Korea
Displayed in public for the first time in the brand’s domestic market, Kia’s powerful new fastback sports sedan channels the spirit of historic grand tourers – powerful, elegant vehicles capable of moving their owners in style and at speed. The Stinger features a head-turning aesthetic, ample room to accommodate five occupants and their luggage, a stable, unruffled ride, and nimble handling with engaging, rear-biased power delivery.
When the Stinger goes on sale in Korea, it will be available with a choice of three powerful engines. These include a powerful 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, producing 370 ps with a maximum torque output of 52 kgf.m, giving the Stinger 0-to-100 kph acceleration of just 4.9 seconds, and making this the fastest-accelerating and most powerful car Kia has ever produced.
Also available is a 2.0-liter turbo gasoline engine (250 ps power output, and 36 kgf.m maximum torque) and – depending on market – a 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine producing 202 ps and 45 kgf.m torque.
The Stinger will be available with a choice of rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, as well as a range of DRiVE WISE active safety systems and an electronically-adjustable Dynamic Stability Damping Control suspension system. A five-mode Drive Mode Select system will give drivers the ability to customise the driving experience, altering suspension, throttle and steering characteristics to offer drivers sportier ride and handling, a more relaxed gran turismo-inspired ride for taking on long-distance drives, and everything in between.
The Kia Stinger displayed in Seoul features a new design interpretation, with a new rich yellow paint finish, as well as a new front grille, air intakes and bonnet louvres finished in lightweight carbon fibre, emphasising the car’s subtle curves and muscular appearance.