In reviewing the latest video of the Stinger, it seems that Kia has shifted gears in their presentation of the Stinger as compared to the Optima and Cadenza.
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:6px;”]In this case it feels more accelerated and performance driven by scenes of the Stinger flying around the High-speed handling track in South Korea. Furthermore, their focus on this video is the car’s 0-100kph acceleration which boasts 5.1 seconds. In short, the Stinger looks to be Kia’s sporty fastback in its stable of value and technologically advance vehicles.
It’s been said it will carry a 3.3 twin turbo motor which may give us a clue as to how much power it will carry. Realistically speaking judging by the displacement and the use of 2 turbos, we can safely gauge the power being between 330-415hp as it would be a safe number in terms of longevity and performance. Another hint of its performance lays on the small shot of the wheels hinting its RWD capability. Also judging by the shifts in RPM it may carry paddle shift technology which could also lead us to betting it will carry the new 8-speed transmission found in the Cadenza.
[ads id=”0″ style=”float:left;padding:6px;”]In positioning this vehicle in the Kia line, it may be difficult to say. On one hand the Rio and Soul handle the lower price segment, while the Optima, Sportage and Cadenza take care of the mid-income segment. We guess this may be the sporty option in the higher-end segment next to the K900. What we can say is that Kia has the Stinger’s sight at Audi’s A7 fast back. We will definitely look forward to more clues as we get closer to its release.