The All-New 2018 Kia Stinger is a Dynamic Machine
With the introduction of the 2018 Kia Stinger, Kia Motors is writing a new chapter in the company’s history. The five-passenger sportback, which is the highest-performance production vehicle in Kia history, immediately adds a dash of excitement to a segment that’s long been ruled by European manufacturers.
You can choose from two turbocharged engines that come matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the Stinger may be configured with either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Theta II engine produces 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, while the 3.3-liter twin turbo V6 Lambda II engine cranks out 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque and registers a 0-60 mph time that beats that of the six-cylinder Porsche Panamera.
In a press release, Orth Hedrick, Vice President, Product Planning, Kia Motors America, remarked, “Unlike any Kia that has come before it, the Stinger really is a dream car for us and after years of commitment and hard work from a passionate group of designers, engineers and executives around the world, that dream is now a reality. From its GT concept-car origins to the years of tuning and refining on the legendary Nürburgring circuit, no detail was too small to be obsessed over, and the result is simply stunning.”
At Gene Messer Kia, we’re excited to get our turn behind the wheel of the new Kia Stinger after it’s released closer to the end of the year.