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Kia Stinger unveiled

07.03.2017

Kia Motors has revealed the full European specification for the new Kia Stinger, a powerful fastback sports sedan."Unlike any Kia that has come before it, the Stinger really is a dream car for us, and here today 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."

Turning a concept into a production car is no small feat. Kia’s European design studio in Frankfurt – birthplace of the 2011 GT concept – has brought the Stinger to life, overseen by Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer of KIA Motors, and Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer at Kia Motors Europe. From its sleek frontal section, through its svelte flanks, and up to its powerful haunches, the Stinger exudes a muscular confidence. Key to its road presence are its rear-wheel drive proportions – a long bonnet and short 830 mm front overhang, an extended wheelbase (2 905 mm) to deliver a spacious cabin, and a long rear overhang (1 095 mm) with strong, broad shoulders. The Stinger’s stance, proportion and visual balance are designed to lend the car an air of elegance and athleticism, rather than aggression and brutality.

Under the long bonnet of the Kia Stinger is a choice of three longitudinally-mounted turbocharged engines. The engine anticipated to account for the majority of Stinger sales across Europe is a 2.2-litre turbodiesel, capable of producing 147kW with a maximum torque output of 440 Nm.

The 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder ‘Theta’ engine produces 188kW with a maximum torque output of 353Nm. The Stinger’s most powerful engine is a 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 ‘Lambda II’ petrol engine, with peak power of 272kW arriving, and 510Nm torque. Stinger models powered by the 3.3-litre turbocharged engine can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds.

The Kia Stinger is unconfirmed for South Africa at the time of issuing this release.

Article written by Autodealer
07.03.2017
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Posted by: Ronnie
Submitted: 08-03-2017
Wow its very beautiful KIA trying promote
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Posted by: Ronnie
Submitted: 08-03-2017
i like it car
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Posted by: Mohamed RIAZ Essak
Submitted: 26-04-2017
I want to know if the kia stinger gt is coming to S.A. If so I want to order the gt model. I simply love this car and it's making kia proud
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Posted by: jan rossouw01@gmail
Submitted: 17-06-2017
Want one..please bring to South Africa
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Posted by: Khomotso
Submitted: 21-06-2017
Bring it to mzanzi please
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Posted by: Admin
Submitted: 21-06-2017
The Kia Stinger is unconfirmed for South Africa at the time of issuing this release.
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Posted by: Smanga
Submitted: 01-07-2017
Please please guys,bring it to South Africa,we are many in need of it.
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Posted by: Tumelo
Submitted: 17-07-2017
One way or another this is coming to SA... i just need the estimated PRICE??
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Posted by: Admin replied to Tumelo
Submitted: 17-07-2017
Click on the contact dealer tab for Kia and get on a waiting list.
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Posted by: Tumelo replied to Admin
Submitted: 18-07-2017
i have sent a message to nearest KIA dealer.."contact dealer tab"?
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Posted by: Frederick
Submitted: 16-08-2017
I don't want one, I need one! Love it...