From concept to concrete.
To bring the 2018 Kia Stinger to life, Kia Motors’ chief design officer Peter Schreyer turned to his design team in Frankfurt. But what makes it authentically gran turismo, a car for a spirited long-distance drive? Years of commitment and passion resulting in bold style, nimble performance, and undeniable comfort.
The exterior, with its fastback silhouette and sleek rear-wheel-drive proportions, exudes disarming confidence. Longer and wider than a BMW 4 Gran Coupe, with a longer wheelbase than the Lexus GS, it delivers elegance and athleticism. From the back, four oval exhaust pipes show and tell a commanding presence even during departure. Comparisons based on current model year vehicles.
Intimate yet expansive. Minimal yet striking. The cocoon-like interior features aircraft-style spoked vents, metal-ringed gauges, and satin chrome trim. Available ultra-soft Nappa leather covers the deeply contoured seats, and the driver’s seat has available adjustable bolsters for outstanding comfort.
Albert Biermann, former BMW M Division VP and now head of Kia’s Vehicle Test & High Performance Development, and his team developed the superior ride and handling of the 2018 Kia Stinger. Kia’s first sedan with available AWD, it has a new Dynamic Stability Damping Control suspension that adapts to your driving.
Take your pick of two turbocharged engines, both matched with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The available twin-turbo V6 engine offers over 360 horsepower for a powerful drivetrain that delivers exhilarating performance, optimized fuel efficiency, and a premium sports car feel.
2018 Stinger Highlights
|– 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cyl engine, 255 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque|
|– 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, 365 hp and 376 lb.-ft. of torque|
|– 2nd-generation 8-speed automatic transmission with 5 drive modes|
|– Centrifugal Pendulum Absorber (CPA) torque converter|
|– Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control System (All-Wheel Drive models)|
|– Brembo® vented disc brakes with quad-piston front calipers and dual-piston rear calipers|
|– Dynamic Stability Damping Control (DSDC) with 5-Modes|
|– MacPherson front and multi-link rear suspension|
|– Rack-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS) with 5-Modes|
|– Staggered 19” Alloy Wheels with performance tires|
|– 55% advanced high-strength steel construction.|
|– Wheelbase: 114.4 in.|
|– Length: 190.2 in.|
|– Width: 73.6 in.|
|– Driver Attention Alert (DAA), a Kia first|
|– Forward Collision Assistance (FCA)|
|– Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)|
|– Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC)|
|– Lane Keep Assist (LKA)|
|– Blind Spot Detection (BSD)|
|– Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)|