2018 Kia Stinger: Luxury and Performance

Designed in Europe and developed in the famous Nurburgring circuit in Germany, the new Stinger is a five-door grand touring sedan that will seek to take on the Audi A5 Sportback and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé. It made its Canadian debut at the Toronto Auto Show.

Those are solid and well-established rivals, but the Korean brand is convinced that the Stinger will shake things up in this market segment. Inspired by the GT concept car presented at the Frankfurt Auto Show back in 2011, the Stinger boasts muscular and dynamic styling. In addition, its long 2906-millimetre wheelbase provides it with a lot of interior room.

Two engines will be offered in the 2018 Kia Stinger. The automaker estimates the turbocharged, 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit at 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. As for the twin-turbo, 3.3-litre V6, it should produce 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet. Both engines will be matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission and the buyer’s choice of rear-wheel drive or AWD.

The Stinger’s fully independent suspension includes an electronically calibrated damping system. The car will also be equipped with 18-inch wheels with the 2.0-litre engine, and 19 inchers with the V6. Last but not least, a drive mode system will offer a choice of five settings, including Eco and Sport.

The 2018 Kia Stinger should be on sale this fall, at a base price we estimate at around $40,000.

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

Los Angeles2017 Kia Soul Gets a Turbocharged Engine
Among the many changes Kia is applying to its subcompact Soul crossover, the most interesting one could very well be the addition of a turbocharged engine in the top-range SX trim, which was introduced at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Matched to a seven-speed, dual-clutch automated gearbox, the turbo …
Detroit2018 Kia Stinger: the Brand’s First GT
DETROIT, Michigan – Kia chose the Detroit Auto Show to present as a world premiere the new 2018 Stinger, a five-door fastback grand touring sedan whose styling is heavily influenced by the GT concept car that was introduced at Frankfurt show back in 2011. This new car was designed by …
First Drives2017 Kia Niro: The Troublemaker
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – What’s great about a hybrid is that we can drive it like a normal car, and it will magically provide us with lower fuel bills. No need to plug it in or calculate the distance of our commutes, all we have to do is fill a …
Special EventsKia, Toronto FC help Community Children Through Kickstart
Six years ago, Kia Canada became the exclusive automotive partner of Toronto FC, Canada's first Major League Soccer (MLS) club. Throughout that time, a partnership has grown beyond a logo at the stadium and a few giveaways throughout each year for exposure purposes. Recently, I was invited to the kick-off …
Comments