Kia stunned us with its Stinger at the 2017 Detroit auto show. Now we get to see the sexy sports sedan playing in the snow.
Engineers are still fine-tuning the car ahead of its market launch late in 2017, and part of that fine-tuning involved taking prototypes onto a frozen lakebed in Sweden.
There the engineers endured temperatures as low as -31 degrees F (-35 degrees C) to work on some of the electronic chassis systems as well as the available all-wheel-drive system. You’ll want to order this pup in rear-wheel drive, though, as that’s the ideal setup for drifts and power slides.
The Stinger will have two powertrain options at launch. The base option will be a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 delivering an estimated 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque and above this will be a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6 delivering an estimated 365 hp and 376 lb-ft. An 8-speed auto will be standard across the range.
There’s still no word on pricing but we expect the sticker to fall somewhere between the $32K starting price of the Cadenza and $50K price of the K900.