Since the debut at 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the Kia Stinger has yet to be available for sale. However, Kia has recently announced the Stinger is now entering its final stages of development and will soon go on sale by the end of this year.
The Kia Stinger is now entering its final stages of development
The Kia Stinger is being tested both on public roads and tracks to “ensure the car has the performance, reliability, and dynamic sophistication to match its striking fastback design.” Specifically, each Stinger prototype has to run at least 10,000 km (equivalent to 160,000 km of the track) around the Nurburgring (Germany).
Each Stinger prototype has to run at least 10,000 km (equivalent to 160,000 km of the track) around the Nurburgring
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"The new Kia GT is a true 'gran turismo', a car for spirited long-distance driving. It’s not about outright power, hard-edged dynamics and brutal styling all at the expense of luxury, comfort and grace", confirmed Gregory Guillaume, Kia Europe's Chief Designer.
"The new Kia GT is a true 'gran turismo', a car for spirited long-distance driving"
Currently, the Kia Stinger is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 255 hp and 352 Nm of torque along with a 3.3-liter V6 unit producing 365 hp and 494 Nm of peak torque. Particularly, the variant with V6 can do the 0-100km/h sprint in a tamer 5.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 269 km/h.
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According to Kia, the new Sitnger will duel with the likes of the BMW 4 Series Gran coupe and the Audi A5 Sportback.
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