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2018 Kia Stinger Debuts


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#1 OFFLINE   rmc523

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:19 AM

http://www.autoblog....-sedan-detroit/

 


A little more than five years ago, Kia rolled out the GT Concept - a sheetmetal hypothetical musing on where the brand's sporting aspirations might go. Today on the eve of the Detroit Auto Show Kia unveiled the Stinger, the production version of that 2011 show car. While Kia Motors America says "the Stinger really is a dream car for us," enthusiasts anticipating something a lot racier have sobered up over the distance between the concept and the production reality. Nevertheless, the new Stinger will be the sportiest Kia ever, and not by a little.

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When the Stinger goes on sale late this year customers get a choice of two engines that are currently still in development. The base model employs a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with around 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The upper trim goes with the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 found in the Genesis G90 and expected to put out the same numbers: 365 hp and 376 lb-ft. Both motors will shift through the eight-speed automatic shared with the Kia K900 but refined with a centrifugal pendulum absorber for reduced vibration. If all goes to plan, the dash from zero to 62 miles per hour will take 5.1 seconds with the 3.3-liter V6, with top speed capped at 167 mph.

Kia picked up ex-BMW M honcho Albert Biermann in 2014 specifically for this kind of exercise. To make the most of the Stinger's talents, Biermann's team tuned five available driving modes: Personal, Eco, Sport, Comfort, and Smart. Each mode commands a particular specific steering feedback, throttle and transmission mapping, and handling feel via the MacPherson front and multi-link rear suspension. Putting the power down falls on 18-inch, 225/45 performance tires on the base model, whereas the 3.3-liter trim comes standard with staggered tires on 19-inch wheels and vented Brembo brakes.

The two drivetrain choices are rear-wheel drive for purists, and all-wheel drive for purists who live in regions with seasons. The AWD option comes with a brake-based torque vectoring. A mechanical limited-slip differential graces the all-wheel drive. Kia says it will announce pricing closer to the on-sale date.

 

More at the link above.

 

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#2 OFFLINE   rmc523

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:18 AM

I wish Kia would change their logo.....hard to take them more seriously for me when their logo is 3 block letters in an oval.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:37 AM

Agreed, as they have had some nice designs, and their quality is much improved.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:03 PM

I wish Kia would change their logo.....hard to take them more seriously for me when their logo is 3 block letters in an oval.


As opposed to 4 script letters in an oval?

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:15 PM

As opposed to 4 script letters in an oval?

 

Ford's has style to it....they tried....and it's been around for 100+ years.

 

Kia's as I said, someone just put some block letters within a logo.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:43 PM

 
Ford's has style to it....they tried....and it's been around for 100+ years.
 
Kia's as I said, someone just put some block letters within a logo.


Just like GM.
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:50 PM

Just like GM.

 

But you don't see "GM" as a vehicle badge.....



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 12:52 PM

 
But you don't see "GM" as a vehicle badge.....

you did on the back of the fenders right around the time of the bankruptcy
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:01 PM

Just like GM.

 

You're missing my point completely.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:03 PM

you did on the back of the fenders right around the time of the bankruptcy


I never understood why they wasted the money on that badging.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:11 PM

I never understood why they wasted the money on that badging.

because without that "badge of excellence", how else would you know you were buying a quality vehicle?
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:27 PM

GM equates to quality? ;)
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 01:33 PM

Touché salesman

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:43 PM

I wish Kia would change their logo.....hard to take them more seriously for me when their logo is 3 block letters in an oval.

 

Why don't they use the South Korean logo instead?

 

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I think thats an Aftermarket one though.

 

Next up...will this sell better then the Pontiac G8 or the Chevy SS is the next question....esp with the sedan market dying off. 

 


 


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:46 PM

 

Why don't they use the South Korean logo instead?

 

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I think thats an Aftermarket one though.

 

Next up...will this sell better then the Pontiac G8 or the Chevy SS is the next question....esp with the sedan market dying off. 

 

 

+ no manual transmission option which means the enthusiast crowd interest will be lower


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:49 PM

 
You're missing my point completely.


I get it. You don't like their logo. I'm just saying your rationale is flawed.

Logos I don't like include Mazda, Toyota, Lexus and Infiniti as being very unimaginative and clearly just an ad agency output. They don't give any emotion.

The MB star, Chevrolet bowtie, Audi rings, BMW propeller, Honda "H" and Blue Oval give an emotion. They stand for something.
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:50 PM

+ no manual transmission option which means the enthusiast crowd interest will be lower

 

Not like the SS was sales success with selling less than 500 units a month!

 

I don't forsee a non-luxury RWD sedan doing all that well with the changes in the automotive market place and the demand for CUVs


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:29 PM

Wow! that is nice! I'm talking about the car which this thread started out discussing haha! The Korean logo would look good too.


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 04:46 PM

Back end screams Audi.
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:12 PM

Sedans are not "dying", just the awful ones like Dart and 200. Mainstream big cars, maybe, but Continental is selling well, on the other hand, is that "dying"?










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