2018 Kia Stinger Takes Aim at German Automakers

kia stinger detroit auto show

At an event typically dominated by introductions from American auto companies, Kia stole the spotlight at the Detroit Auto Show this week with the world debut of the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger.

2018 Kia Stinger 

The five-passenger fastback sports sedan takes direct aim at a market dominated by European automakers, namely German ones. It’s based on a GT concept Kia unveiled in 2011.

The Stinger GT is something completely different from anything we’ve ever seen from Kia before. It’s the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history. The GT trim makes 365-horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. It’s zero to 60 time, 5.1 seconds.  One thing we do have to warn you about – is that it won’t come with a manual. It’s an eight-speed automatic all the way.

The Stinger should hit the market late this year. Pricing will be announced closer to the launch date.

kai stinger GT

Credit: NAIAS

kia stinger gt

Credit: NAIAS

2018 Kia Stinger GT

Credit: NAIAS

2018 Stinger

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