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Friday 28 April 2017
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2018 Stinger GT Is The Kia You Didn’t Really See Coming

2018 Stinger GT Is The Kia You Didn’t Really See Coming

Oh sure, they debuted a concept version of the Kia Stinger GT back in 2011. But did we really expect them to come out and actually build it? We were a bit skeptical. After all, it’s so far removed from anything Kia’s ever done before. But thankfully, they did. Because it’s one hot looking sports sedan.

Kia unveiled the 2018 Stinger GT at the Detroit Auto Show and it was really the show-stopper of them all. It even won an EyesOn Design award for Production Car Design Excellence.

The Stinger GT is powerful. It boasts 365-horses, the highest-performing Kia ever in the automaker’s history. It’s even been tuned at the famed Nürburgring. In terms of size and length, the wheelbase is bigger than the Audi A4 and A5. Designers also focused on weight distribution. It has a low center of gravity with the engine as low and towards the middle of the car as possible. It’s due to hit the road here in the U.S. late this year.

The Car Pro’s Claudia Lombana checks it out on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show and gives us sneak peek at the cabin.

 

Photo Credit: Kia