¿GT or Stinger? Much has been commenting in recent weeks about the name that you will receive the new sports sedan of Kia. The south Korean manufacturer continues to gradually revealing details of its design, as its presentation is just around the corner. Anticipated by the Kia GT Concept that was introduced at the Frankfurt motor show 2011, it appears that finally, Kia will bet by the name “Stinger” to market outside of your local market this model.
In this new teaser video which you can see above, the brand unveils the silhouette and part of the line that will continue to both the front and the headlights. There are many times that we’ve caught the new Kia Stinger during one of his numerous tests, however, was always adorned with a dense layer of camouflage. Kia has sought to combine a design transgressor to the couple that modern.
body type “liftback” will help to convey a fluid image in which the shapes appear to be smoothed throughout the model. Its long hood and roof line contrast with the stark behind. Many of the elements seen in the above-mentioned concept, will be moved to the production version. Will also be provided certain details of another prototype, the Kia GT4 Stinger Concept.
In this new video teaser reveals part of the line of the front of this sports saloon.
And what we know of your (mechanical? Under the hood of the Kia Stinger will find a engine V6 3.3 liter biturbo engine with 365 HP and 509 Nm of maximum torque. A motor associated with a gearbox eight-speed automatic and a system of rear wheel drive. As confirmed by Kia recently in another teaser video, with this mechanic will be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in only 5.1 seconds.
there are Also data that point to the possible introduction of a hybrid variant plug-in. However, for the moment we may not say it, loud and clear, so that it is maintained as an option on the table.
we Still continue without knowing whether or not it will be marketed in Europe. The various pieces of information that are circulating indicate that yes will come to the old continent, although it is best to be cautious and wait. What is clear is that its two main markets will be South Korea (where it will be called the Kia K8) and the united States. In this last country is where it will be presented for the first time, more specifically in the Detroit Auto show 2017 that will take place early next year. Its price will be about 35,000 euros.
Photo spy of the Kia Stinger 2018. Credit: Automedia.