The Stinger promises to be the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history.
Kia introduced the world to the 2018 Stinger, the company’s first fastback sport sedan, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Available with rear or all-wheel drive, and coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission, the Stinger will come equipped with either a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine (255 hp / 260 lb.-ft.of torque) or a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6, which is anticipated to produce 365 hp and a max torque of 376 lb.-ft.
Coming to Canadian dealerships later this year, the Stinger aims to redefine what Kia stands for as a company. “Unlike any Kia that has come before it, the Stinger really is a dream car for us, and here today in Detroit, that dream is now a reality after years of commitment and hard work from a passionate group of designers, engineers and executives around the world,” said Orth Hedrick, Vice President, Product Planning, Kia Motors America. “From its GT concept-car origins to the years of tuning and refining on the legendary Nurburgring circuit, no detail was too small to be obsessed over, and the result is simply stunning.”