Kia Stinger News

  • 2020 Kia Stinger GTS

    Leadfoots needed: The 2020 Kia Stinger GTS is only as restrained as the driver’s right foot. That’s according to its program manager, Eddie Rayyan, who says when the four-door hatchback goes on sale later this year, the 2020 Stinger GTS will be the first Kia sold with fully defeatable traction control systems. “Everything (can be) off...drivers can shut off all the nannies, and choose exactly what they want to do,” he said Tuesday. That’s in contrast to the Stinger’s current relationship with its drivers, which gives them a long leash, but one that still...

  • 2019 Kia Stinger GTS, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2020 Kia Stinger GTS coming to punish more tires with new AWD hardware, Drift mode

    The Kia Stinger's arrival two years ago vaulted the South Korean automaker into the performance realm with its potent turbocharged engine and capable chassis partly developed at the Nürburgring Nodrschleife. The 2020 Kia Stinger GTS that arrived Wednesday at the 2019 New York International...

  • Custom 2020 Kia Tellurides for 2018 SEMA show
    Kia brings custom Telluride SUVs, new Forte GT to 2018 SEMA show

    Kia has a full-size SUV headed to showrooms early next year in the form of the recently revealed 2020 Telluride. The Korean firm doesn't want you to miss it, which is why it's brought five of the SUVs to this week's 2018 SEMA show in Las Vegas. One of the five is the example developed with fashion...

  • Custom 2019 Kia Stinger GT debuting at 2018 SEMA show
    Kia readies custom K900, Stinger for 2018 SEMA show

    Kia is packed and ready for Las Vegas. The automaker is bringing a pair of its sedans along for the trip to the city's SEMA show. A Stinger GT and K900 have been modified and prepped to be shown off to the throngs of visitors at the annual show which caters to the aftermarket. The Stinger is likely...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger, 2017 Seoul auto show
    Kia recalls Sunset Yellow Stingers to respray cracked paint

    Owners of Sunset Yellow Kia Stingers at this point are likely aware of chipping and cracking paint finishes, and the brand has acknowledged the problem and will remedy the situation. First reported by Australian publication Car Advice last month, Kia confirmed it will recall all Stingers finished...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger GT
    Living with the 2018 Kia Stinger GT: the good and the bad

    It took years for Americans to embrace Japanese performance cars and the different philosophy behind them. If the 2018 Kia Stinger GT is any indication, it won't take South Korea nearly as long to gain a foothold with American performance shoppers. That's because there's something intrinsically...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger GT

    The Kia Stinger is a new kid on the sport sedan block, but the brand has plans to keep the fastback fresh throughout its lifecycle. Orth Hendrick, Kia North America product planner, told AutoGuide in a Tuesday report that various new models may be in the cards. They could include a higher-performance variant, a more luxurious offering, and special editions. "It’s a little early yet, we just got the car on the market, and we still have a handful of dealers who have never sold one yet. We’ll probably wait for a while to get some data in and see what the reaction will be," Hendrick...

  • 2019 Kia Stinger GT Atlantica
    2019 Kia Stinger GT Atlantica is all dressed up and blue

    The 2019 Kia Stinger GT Atlantica pushes the luxury sport hatchback a bit further upscale. Ahead the Stinger's sophomore year, Kia unveiled Tuesday in Colorado a limited edition package that dons the five-door hatchback with a special blue exterior paint shade and a coffee-colored interior. Just...

  • Forza Motorsport 7 Bugatti Chiron
    You can now pick between a Chiron or Ram Power Wagon in Forza Motorsport 7

    Let's get one thing straight: you're (probably) never going to drive a Bugatti Chiron. At least not in real life. Now, however, you can pilot one in the Forza Motorsport 7 video game. The French multi-million-dollar road missile is part of a new downloadable pack of cars that's just made its way...

  • Steven Tyler in Kia Stinger Super Bowl 52 ad
    Steven Tyler turns the Kia Stinger into a time machine in Super Bowl 52 spot

    Kia wants Super Bowl 52 viewers to reconsider the concept of youth as simply a state of mind in its minute-long ad spot featuring Aerosmith's Steven Tyler. Starring alongside Tyler is the Kia Stinger, and the brand portrays the sport sedan as the vehicular tool to rediscover youth. In the ad, Tyler...

  • Kia opening Stinger Salons
    Experience the Kia Stinger in an interactive shopping salon

    Kia wants the world to know all about its new Stinger sedan. It's a vehicle that could help Kia reach more folks and have them far more interested in what the Korean automaker has to offer. A 365-horsepower sporting 4-door tends to do that. Kia wants to get the car in front of as many people as...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger GT
    2018 Kia Stinger video road test

    You're not alone in scratching your head at the idea of a high-performance Kia, especially one that looks as good as the 2018 Stinger. One look through the spec sheet should get your attention: a choice of turbo-4 and twin-turbo V-6 engines, rear- or all-wheel drive, and an 8-speed automatic...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger GT

    Kia’s Stinger sport sedan offers plenty of performance and style. Now you can add value, too, as the Korean brand has confirmed a starting price for the 2018 Stinger of just $32,800, including destination. The starting price nets you a Stinger equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 delivering 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. It also means rear-wheel drive and a limited-slip differential. Adding all-wheel drive is a $2,200 option. Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, a 3.5-inch LCD driver information screen, two USB chargers, leather upholstery, power...

  • Kia Stinger Wide Body by West Coast Customs, 2017 SEMA show
    Prepare to drool: wide-body Kia Stinger debuts at SEMA

    Kia has just taken the covers off one very sexy Stinger sedan. The car made its debut on Tuesday at the 2017 SEMA show where a handful of tuning firms showed off potential upgrades for the car. Courtesy of the folks at West Coast Customs, this particular Stinger has donned some irresistibly wide...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger GT
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018 nominee: Kia Stinger GT

    Kia is taking on giants with the Stinger. Priced below a BMW 3-Series and sized like a Lexus GS, the Stinger is aimed squarely at European sport sedans, and it has the European roots to back it up. Penned by former Audi design boss Peter Schreyer and developed by the former head of BMW M...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger GT
    2018 Kia Stinger first drive review: an upscale, sporty bargain

    Along its journey from builder of cheap but reliable transportation to budding luxury market player, Hyundai-Kia’s strategy has been “if you can’t beat them, join ‘em.” Or more appropriately, have them join you. When its cars looked like poor imitations of melting...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger
    V-8-powered Kia Stinger in the works?

    Kia impressed, and likely shocked, many when it unveiled the Stinger, a rear-wheel-drive sport sedan that boasts specs not normally associated with the Korean brand. The shock factor arises from the fact that Kia went with a sport sedan at all when automakers are cashing in on the crossover craze...

  • Kia Stinger GT shares its exhaust noise
    Here's what the 2018 Kia Stinger's exhaust sounds like

    Kia is building out quite the lineup as of late. Cars like the Rio, Niro and Soul Turbo are all competent offerings for their respective classes, but it's a different vehicle that has us abuzz: a sporty sedan wearing the name tag Stinger is the one we're itching to get our hands on. That's because...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger cold-weather testing

    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...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger
    Kia could be cooking up an even hotter version of the Stinger

    Kia made quite the splash at the Detroit auto show when it pulled the wraps off its new Stinger sedan. The shapely four door has coupe-like lines, packs a pair of turbocharged engines, and offers the choice of rear- or all-wheel drive. It seems that you'll be able to explore even more choices with...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger, 2017 Detroit auto show
    2018 Kia Stinger video preview

    Look, Kia has a history of delivering on concept car promises, a lot. But today the company makes a leap forward from that car company that offers nice, mainstream cars like the Soul and Optima to being serious with enthusiasts with a rear-wheel-drive sports sedan. I present to you, the 2018 Kia...

  • 2018 Kia Stinger, 2017 Detroit auto show
    2018 Kia Stinger debuts with twin-turbo V-6, rear-wheel drive

    It was at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show that Kia first hinted at the launch of a rear-wheel-drive sports sedan with the unveiling of the GT concept. More than half a decade on, the production version of the striking concept has been revealed as the 2018 Kia Stinger. Kia's finally taking the covers...

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