Kia Stinger GT-Line to Arrive to the US-market

by Nov 22, 2019All News, Kia, USA0 comments


According to CarsDirect, the Kia Stinger will suffer some changes when the 2020 model goes on sale. An early order guide reveals that Kia has opted to limit the entry-level turbo engine to just a single trim in exchange for styling elements from the pricier Stinger GT, so will add the GT-Line trim.

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The 2020 Stingers will drop the 2.0T Base and Premium styles, instead offering a new trim called the GT-Line with an MSRP of $34,085 including destination. For just $100 more than the outgoing base trim, shoppers will get some sportier design cues for a lot less money than a GT. The GT-Line trim were available in European markets since Stinger launch.

The new GT-Line adds a slew of exterior enhancements like a GT-styled grille and bumpers, 18-inch GT wheels, black chrome trim, and body-color door handles. Inside, drivers will get a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, black headliner, and “GT-Line” embossed on the front headrests.

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With the changes, the GT-Line could be an appealing choice for those satisfied with the 255-hp base engine. However, taking home a full-blooded GT with its 365-hp 3.3T engine will result in a steeper step up in terms of price. That’s because the GT will start at $40,495, $6,410 more than the GT-Line.

In the 2019 Stinger, the 2.0T Premium offers more features than the base trim but at a price of $40,185 ($110 less than the cheapest GT). That said, the loss of the Premium trim means that advanced safety features like automatic emergency braking require stepping up to the over-$46,000 GT1.

Mechanically, specs remain unchanged for both engines and a manual transmission remains off the table. Rear-wheel-drive remains standard, while all-wheel-drive is a $2,200 option across the range.

(Pictured is Kia Stinger GT-Line European-spec).

Written by Jose Antonio Lopez

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

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