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2018 Kia Stinger – An Impressive High-Performance Car

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While when you think about Kia you tend to think about average and below-average cars that are affordable but really only fit your daily commutes, the truth is that the 2018 Kia Stinger is quite different.

When some time ago Kia decided to hire the former BMW’s M Division head, everyone talked about it for months. But seeing the actual result of this hiring is completely different. The new 2018 Kia Stinger was showcased in the beginning of the year and it showed a high-performance four-door coupe. The 2018 Kia Stinger is the first rear wheel car Kia produces and it seems simply amazing.

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2018 Kia Stinger Release Date

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While this amazing car was already debuted some time ago, the 2018 Kia Stinger will be out for sale only at the end of the current year.

2018 Kia Stinger Price

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Even though the prices of the new 2018 Kia Stinger aren’t official yet, we believe that the 2018 Kia Stinger starting price will be around $33,000. In case you’re looking for the highest trims, you can expect to pay at least $40,000 as a starting price.

2018 Kia Stinger Redesign and Changes

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With a rigid chassis and a low center of gravity, we can definitely say that the 2018 Kia Stinger is completely different from the Kia cars that we are used to see. Plus, since it uses a lot of aluminum, it’s also one of the lightest ones.

Featuring a new design scheme that allows the 2018 Kia Stinger to stand out, on the front you will see their corporate grille. However, they have made it more aggressive, with swept back headlights, hood head-extractors, and vertical air intakes.

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2018 Kia Stinger Specs

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Under the hood, you’ll have two different options on the 2018 Kia Stinger. The first one features a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that us able to produce 255 of horsepower. This is the engine that comes in the base model. The second choice is to have a Hyundai’s 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that is able to produce 365 of horsepower.

Both engines will come with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. However, we believe this gearbox isn’t the best suited for the new 2018 Kia Stinger. This was the right opportunity for Kia to present us with a manual gearbox.

2018 Kia Stinger Interior

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One of the best things about the 2018 Kia Stinger interior is the space available. It is able to support 5 fully fledged seats and all of them have more than enough room.

The truth is that this was a remarkable work done by the engineers and designers of the brand. The reality is that they mounted the seats lower on the cabin. Both the front and back seats are able to be adjusted in height.

In terms of the quality of the materials, we should expect them to be the same ones as Kia has been showing o the most recent models released. As for security and safety, we will probably see all the technologies that most brands are adopting at the moment. Even though we don’t expect to see anything extraordinary, you shouldn’t miss any. 

Hank • September 24, 2017


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