Kia’s Stinger is still daisy-fresh in dealerships, however the company is currently introducing special-edition models to keep interest up in the model. For 2018, Kia took a big step into the premium sedan market with its Stinger. For 2019, the car, for the most part, be a carryover model, save for a new limited-production version.
2019 Kia Stinger Design
Looks-wise, we anticipate the Stinger lineup will be practically similar to the existing model. Offered this is simply the Stinger’s second model year, this lack of change should not come as a surprise. With us expecting very little change, we likewise anticipate no changes to the Stinger’s list of basic features. We expect it to include 18-inch wheels, automated headlights, LED daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensing units, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone environment control, leather upholstery, a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, and more.
There is one big change for 2019. We’re discussing the 500-unit Stinger Atlantica. Inside, Atlantica shoppers will discover a special Espresso Brown Nappa leather cockpit, along with a black faux-suede headliner. Just 500 Stinger Atlanticas will be offered in the US, and the name “commemorates the cross-Atlantic collaboration in between the US and the vehicle’s Germany-based advancement roots.”
Kia will base this model on the range-topping GT2 AWD model and pack it with tons of unique features, including a Deep Chroma Blue paint task, 19-inch wheels borrowed from the European model, and a big “Stinger” trunk badge influenced by the Korean-spec model.
Other range-topping features will include Espresso Brown Nappa leather, suede-like headliner, surround-view video camera, wireless phone battery charger, heated rear outboard seats, and “Stinger Atlantica” badges on the center console and both fenders.
2019 Kia Stinger Engine
Under its hood, we anticipate no changes for the 2019 Stinger. We expect its base engine to stay a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. We likewise anticipate the optional 3.3-liter V6 to remain the exact same at 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. Both engines will continue with an eight-speed automated transmission and optional all-wheel drive.
2019 Kia Stinger Safety
The IIHS has yet to test the 2018 Stinger for safety, however with optional automatic emergency braking, it qualifies for a Top Safety Pick ranking. That is, of course, if it can hold up structurally. Stay tuned for updates on this.
2019 Kia Stinger Pricing & Release Date
The 2019 Kia Stinger Atlantica and the entire 2019 Stinger lineup will hit display rooms this summer. Rates isn’t available yet, but we don’t anticipate the standard Stinger lineup’s costs to differ much from the 2018 model, which varies from $32,800 to $52,300 (location charges consisted of). When it comes to the 500-unit Stinger Atlantica, it will likely surpass the $53,300 price tag on the GT2 AWD model it’s based on. Competitors will include the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Audi A5.
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