After we have seen the latest changes on Kia Motors’ representative sports sedan, ‘Stinger GT’, such as the bigger exhaust pipes, a new report from Reuters says the facelifted model will arrive as we have advanced, in July, with over 400 hp under the hood.
Reuters reported that Kia Motors Stinger GT, which debuted in May 2017, is preparing to return in the second half of this year as a vehicle that significantly improves vehicle performance, design, and interior after just three years since were released.
Stinger is known to have gained considerable enthusiasts both domestically and internationally because of its bold design and the characteristics of a rear-wheel-drive sports sedan.
In particular, when Stinger first appeared, the 0-100 km/h k of the 3.3-liter GT model (time when the car stopped and the instrument panel reached 100km/h) recorded 4.9 seconds, which was the first among domestic cars to break the ‘5-second wall’.
One of the features of the new Stinger GT is that it can significantly enhance the output than the existing vehicle. Considering that Stinger’s existing 3.3T GT model has a maximum output of 370 horsepower and a maximum torque of 52.0 kg.m, the new Stinger model to be released in the second half of this year is expected to have a minimum output of over 400 horsepower, using an all-new 3.5-liter Turbo.
Reuters also explained that the 2021 model reached 400 horsepower and had driving performance comparable to that of the German automaker Mercedes-Benz ‘high-performance sedan’ AMG C43 ‘.
In addition, the new Stinger GT is equipped with an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) equipped with ‘dynamic banding light’ that adjusts the headlight angle to the left and right according to the movement of the steering wheel (steering wheel), assisting on highway driving, preventing lane departure, and preventing front collisions. It is planned to maximize the convenience of the driver by mounting it.