Kia Stinger Sized Up

After showing off the GT Concept in 2014, Kia have unveiled the RWD sports-sedan. Optioned with either a 2.0 turbo (252/260) or a 3.3L twin-turbo V6, both mated to an eight-speed automatic.

2018 Stinger
The benchmark for performance was the current BMW 4 Series but the size was modeled off an American. Larger than the 4 Gran Coupe, the Infiniti Q50, Audi A4, Mercedes CLS and Colin Chapman’s piece of mind, the Stinger supports it’s not inconsiderable mass with a chassis of 55% high-strength steel.
Long suffering the hand-me-downs of older sibling Hyundai, Kia has long fought for a flagship model to help differentiate themselves to buyers. The expansion of an independent Genesis brand threatened to keep them further in the background but having such a distinct vehicle in their lineup should help them attract those more interested in sporty performance. This is sure to be a Hyundai Genesis Coupe-sized hit.

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