2018 Kia Stinger pricing announced (US)

2018 Kia Stinger
Kia has recentley announced pricing for the highly anticipated all-new 2018 Stinger fastback sport sedan. Expected to arrive in Kia dealers in December, the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history will be offered in five trim levels - Stinger ($31,900), Stinger Premium ($37,100), GT ($38,350), GT1 ($43,250) and GT2 ($49,200).

Designed in Frankfurt, developed on the Nürburgring, and built by the brand ranked highest by J.D. Power in initial quality, the Stinger is offered with multiple engine and drivetrain configurations and luxurious accommodations. All Stingers come standard with a leather-appointed interior, though ultra-soft Nappa leather is available. A thick hand-stitched multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters sits front and center of the driver, while the GT trim gets a flat-bottom steering wheel.

All Stingers are available with a large color TFT instrument cluster with performance gauges including a track timer, and in true gran turismo fashion, the Stinger has a generous 23.3 cu.-ft. of cargo space that can be accessed via a power liftgate with available Smart Trunk functionality.

The base Stinger rides on a passive suspension tuned to offer a balance of handling and ride comfort, while the GT is available with Kia’s first electronically controlled Dynamic Stability Damping Control and standard high-performance Brembo disc brakes. Two turbocharged engines are available: the base Stinger and Premium trims get a 2.0-liter twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that produces 255 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of maximum torque. The GT versions get a more powerful 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 which produces 365 hp and offers 376 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines are matched to a second-generation eight-speed rear-drive automatic transmission. All-wheel drive also is available across all trims.

Multiple Advance Driver Assistance systems work together to enhance the driving experience, including Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision Avoidance with pedestrian detection, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Keeping Assist, Blind Spot Collision Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning. A height-adjustable color Head-Up Display is also available.

The base audio system for the 2.0-liter turbo features six speakers and a seven-inch color touchscreen with the latest version of UVO, Kia’s award-winning telematics systems. The standard system found in the GT trim ups the speaker count to nine and includes an external amplifier. A premium Harman/Kardon audio system that features Clari-Fi and next-generation QuantumLogic Surround Sound technology is also available.

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