The Kia GT Concept model has finally made it to production as the all new 2018 Kia Stinger. This five passenger sportback model is the highest-performance production vehicle in Kia history. Designed in Frankfurt and developed on the Nürburgring, this exceptionally powerful car is poised to redefine the sports segment currently dominated by European automakers.
Offered with multiple engine and drivetrain configurations and a variety of upscale standard and available options, this new model will be available in the U.S. this December. Its exterior design is sleek and muscular with a long hood and recessed contours along the doors. Its sportback silhouette is accentuated with large air intakes, a rear diffuser, oval exhaust pipes and of course, Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille positioned between LED headlamps.
The new Stinger cabin rivals European luxury sport models with leather appointed interior, deeply countered seats and a hand-stitched leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters. Tasteful satin chrome trim embellishments and luxurious surface materials surround the driver and passengers for an elegant and extremely comfortable ride.
This new model will be equipped with Kia’s advanced technology and many safety features. The Stinger will use Multiple Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) that work together to enhance the driving experience. Features such as Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA) with pedestrian detection, Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) and Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) systems are utilized place to help the driver maintain control of the vehicle and avoid potential collisions.
“Unlike any Kia that has come before it, the Stinger really is a dream car for us and after years of commitment and hard work from a passionate group of designers, engineers and executives around the world, that dream is now a reality,” 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 Nürburgring circuit, no detail was too small to be obsessed over, and the result is simply stunning.”
Our Kia Dealership in Odessa, Texas is anxiously anticipating delivery of this exciting and completely unique new model. If you would like to learn more about the new 2018 Kia Stinger or to receive updates on its arrival please contact us.