Without a doubt the most exciting thing of the 2018 model year, and perhaps even the most exciting thing to ever happen to the Kia lineup as a whole, is the introduction of the brand’s very first sports car. Having drawn inspiration from the Kia GT Concept of 2011, the brand-new 2018 Kia Stinger in Carrollton TX has been so well received that it’s already begun inspiring change in other vehicles on the lineup. Sportiness is in, and the Stinger delivers that in spades.
In a lineup filled with, quite frankly, ordinary sedans and crossovers and even a minivan, the Kia Stinger was a much-needed breath of fresh air. Like the Kia Soul was to the crossover lineup upon its introduction, the Kia Stinger has broadened the brand’s horizons, and now more than ever we cannot wait to see what the future of the brand holds.
Powered by a 2.0L twin-turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, the Stinger generates 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, making it capable of hitting 60 miles per hour in just 5.9 seconds. That’s just the base level. Amp things up even further by opting for the more powerful 3.3L twin-turbo V6, which bumps those numbers up to 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft. of torque. This new engine increases acceleration to allow the vehicle to hit 60 mpg in just 4.7. That’s faster than the Porsche Panamera5, in case you were wondering.
While its performance is out of this world, that’s only the tip of the iceberg that is the 2018 Kia Stinger. It’s packed with fresh content like and technologies that make it a premium option on the verge of being a luxury-sport vehicle, and its design matches its powertrain punch for punch. If you’re interested in getting behind the wheel of one of these fantastic coupes, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here in Carrollton at Classic Kia.