2019 Kia Stinger looks to be the answer to a serious performance contender compact sedan at a price that presumably undercut the BMW 3 Series and the Cadillac ATS. The original Stinger concept was shown at auto show as long ago, with the Stinger GT4 building on it. With the 2019 Kia Stinger, Kia enters territory that’s new for this Korean brand. The manufacturer will chase buyers that are more into sport and premium models.
2019 Kia Stinger Exterior and Interior Design
This four door sedan is patiently waiting for his moment of glory. The car unveiled differs from its concept ancestor in a number of details. With other categories ranging from concept car, concept truck, production truck, innovative use of colour, graphics and materials and more. Kia’s signature ‘tiger-nose’ grille sits proudly between complex LED headlamps. The Stinger’s suspension features MacPherson front and multi-link rear setups plus adaptive dampers. From its sleek front clip through its svelte flanks, and up to its powerful haunches, the Kia Stinger exudes a muscular confidence. The rear-hinged suicide rear doors have given way to conventional front-hinged doors. Also, he rear valance houses four oval exhaust pipes.
Inside, the Stinger is luxurious and roomy, thanks to the longish wheelbase. Cabin has features contoured seats that contain some nice Nappa leather touches. The wide front and rear track, enhance the visual power of the Stinger’s shoulder line as well as its fastback silhouette. The Stinger’s infotainment system looks like a tablet attached to its dash top, a look that’s en vogue among German brands. A color TFT screen between the tach and speedometer relays performance data such as lap times as well as operating information navigation, trip computer, driver settings, and diagnostics. You will also find a 15 speaker Harman/Kardon sound system.
2019 Kia Stinger Release Date and Price
The Stinger will go on sale in the market in December 2018. Considering the fact that pricing for the current models is still a mystery, there’s no way of knowing what kind of price point the high-performance model will have. The 2018 Kia Stinger will start at $32,795 for a rear-drive model. High-performance version could start out as low as $45,000 or as high as $50,000 depending on what it offers and how it is configured. Information posted in press releases on the Kia Media website was accurate at the time of posting but may be superseded by subsequent releases or other information.
2019 Kia Stinger Powertrain and Performance
We won’t find out if the Stinger lives up to its name until it goes on sale later this year. Some rumors say that the new Kia Stinger could turn to be a race car for supercars series the future V6. Possibility, the Kia Stinger will be offered with two engine. The base option is a turbocharged 2.0 liter inline 4 delivering an estimated 255 horsepower and 260 pound feet of torque. Options with more performance will be able to 365 hp 3.3 liter twin turbo V6. Both models have an eight speed automatic and either rear wheel drive or all wheel drive. This performance definitely worth for 2019 Kia Stinger.