The review of Kia’s novelty, which will appear in 2018-2019, the new Kia Stinger (Kia Stinger GT) – photos and video, the price in Russia and the configuration, specifications and reviews of the owners of the Korean sports sedan Kia Stinger. The world premiere of new items Kia Motors 2018-2019 model Kia Stinger was held on January 8, 2017 at one of the sites of the North American International Auto Show .
The sale of the new four-door sports sedan Kia Stinger, which is, by the way, the most dynamic and fast car of the Korean manufacturer Kia, is currently planned for South Korea in the spring of 2017 (the car will be named Kia K8 in the market place). And in North America – at the end of summer or beginning of autumn this year (in America the novelty will be called Kia Stinger GT). Price Kia Stinger in America is estimated to be between 36-37 thousand dollars (the model will be located in the Kia line between sedans Cadenza and K900).
It is still early to speak about the prospects for Kia Stinger to enter the Russian market, if the Korean sports sedan reaches Russia, then not earlier than the middle of 2018 at the starting price from the mark of 35,000 euros (about 2250 thousand rubles).
The new four-door model of Kia Stinger is a real storehouse of the achievements of modern automotive industry. Starting with the original and unique body design created by the team of designers of the European design studio Kia in Frankfurt, a fantastically stylish and comfortable saloon, ending with phenomenal petrol engines with a turbo, a fast 8-speed automatic and excellent suspension settings, which were made by specialists from BMW Motorsport. This arsenal is supplemented by a huge list of equipment that provides comfort and safety for the driver and his companions.
The appearance of the new Kia Stinger, which is called, excellent, even despite some similarity with the German model Audi A7 Sportback . There’s nothing to be done, after all, the chief designer of Kia Motors, Mr. Peter Schreyer, before joining the Korean company for a long time worked for Volkswagen and Audi .
The car turned out uniquely beautiful, stylish, dynamic and bright.
In the presence of a long hood, domed roof, delightful lines and harmonious proportions of the body, neat drops of headlights with a complex LED filling, falshradiatornaya grille “nose tiger”, stylish LED parking lights located under the roof spoiler, solid bumper, bright aerodynamic body kit, more wheels .
- The external dimensions of the body of the Kia Stinger 2018-2019 are 4831 mm in length, 1869 mm in width, 1400 mm in height, with 2905 mm of wheelbase.
- For the novelty, there are five variants for the design of 18-19 inch alloy wheels with 225/45 R18 rubber (basic version with 2.0 Turbo) or 225/40 R19 front tires and 255/35 R19 rear (version with 3.3-liter V6).
Representatives of Kia proudly state that the distance between the axles of the new Kia Stingray is noticeably larger than that of the main competitors of the Audi A5 Sportback (2824 mm), the Infiniti Q50 (2850 mm) and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe (2810 mm), but even than More expensive models from the senior class – Lexus GS (2850 mm) and Mercedes CLS (2874 mm).
The share of high-strength steel in the power frame of the body of the new Korean sports sedan is more than 55%, which provides excellent stiffness and torsional stiffness and, of course, excellent handling.
The interior decoration of the four-door Korean car pleases with high-quality finishing materials, neat assembly, a rich set of modern equipment, comfortable first-row seats and rear seats.
There is a highly informative instrument panel with analog dials of a tachometer and a speedometer, a large color screen of a trip computer, a compact multifunctional steering wheel with a puff rim, a modern architecture of the front panel, a center console and a tunnel between the front seats. All the equipment is placed comfortably and logically, so that it is not difficult to understand what and where is located.
Understandably, there is an advanced multimedia system with a 7-inch color screen (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, rear view camera), full-color Head-Up Display, a choice of several audio systems up to the Harman / Kardon audio system with 15-speakers, electric drive Front seats, heating and ventilation of all seats, dual-zone climate control, electronic handbrake, parking assistant, drive mode (Personal, Eco, Sport, Comfort and Smart).
On the security guard of Forward Collision Assistance, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Advanced Smart Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Technical characteristics of Kia Stinger 2018-2019.
The novelty is based on the rear-wheel-drive platform (there is also a full-drive version supplemented with traction vectoring system), a suspension with independent architecture – in front of the McPherson strut, rear multi-arm, electric power steering (electric Driven Power Steering), disc brakes from Brembo.
In the engine compartment, a choice of two petrol turbo engines paired with 8 automatic transmissions.
The initial four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged Theta II (255 hp 352 Nm).
The more powerful 3,3-liter Lambda II twin-turbo V6 (365 hp 510 Nm) in the company with 8 automatic transmissions and with the all-wheel drive is capable of providing acceleration from 0 to 100 kmh in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of over 267 Km / h.