Fastback Performance Sedan Brings Kia to New Heights While Maintaining Remarkable Value

Stinger delivers head­turning design, premium amenities and heart­pounding power at an incredibly
value­packed price  Combination of aggressive pricing and spirited performance makes Stinger a
compelling alternative to substantially more expensive luxury sport sedans

IRVINE, Calif., November 16, 2017  — Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced pricing for the
highly anticipated all­new 2018 Stinger fastback sport sedan.  Expected to arrive in Kia dealers in
December1, the highest­performance production vehicle in the company’s history will be offered in
five trim levels – Stinger, Stinger Premium, GT, GT1, and GT2.
Stinger starts at $31,9002
Stinger Premium starts at $37,100 2 GT starts at $38,3502
GT1 starts at $43,2502 GT2 starts at $49,2002 All­wheel drive:  $2,200 Destination: $900
“The Stinger is a prime example of Kia’s commitment to surpassing consumers’ expectations in
everything we do,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, KMA. “Although the
Stinger is unlike any other Kia that has come before it in terms of pure driving enjoyment, it is
still very much a traditional Kia in that it offers consumers a very compelling value proposition,
providing excellent performance and handling, premium features and functionality when compared to
its much higher­priced competitors.”

Designed in Frankfurt, developed on the Nürburgring, and built by the brand ranked highest by J.D.
Power in initial quality 3, the Stinger is offered with multiple engine and drivetrain
configurations and luxurious accommodations. All Stingers come standard with a leather­ appointed
interior, though ultra­soft Nappa leather is available. A thick hand­stitched multifunction
leather­wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters sits front and center of the driver, while the
GT trim gets a flat­bottom steering wheel.  All Stingers are available with a large color TFT
instrument cluster with performance gauges including a track timer, and in true  gran turismo
fashion, the Stinger has a generous
23.3 cu.­ft. of cargo space that can be accessed via a power liftgate with available Smart Trunk

The base Stinger rides on a passive suspension tuned to offer a balance of handling and ride
comfort, while the GT is available with Kia’s first electronically controlled Dynamic Stability
Damping Control and standard high­performance Brembo ®4 disc brakes. Two turbocharged engines are
available: The base Stinger and Premium trims get a 2.0­liter twin­scroll turbocharged
four­cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower at 6,200 rpm with 260 lb.­ft. of maximum torque
available from 1,400 – 4,000 rpm. Stingers wearing the GT moniker get a more powerful 3.3­liter
twin­turbo V6 which produces 365 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and offers 376 lb.­ft. of torque from
1,300 – 4,500 rpm.  Both engines are matched to a second­generation eight­speed rear­drive
automatic transmission. All­wheel drive also is available across all trims.

Multiple Advance Driver Assistance systems work together to enhance the driving experience,
including Driver Attention Warning (DAW) 5, Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA)6 with pedestrian
detection, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G) 6, Lane Keeping Assist

(LKA) 6, Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) 6, and Rear Cross­Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) 6. 
A height­adjustable color Head­Up Display (HUD)7 display is also available.

The base audio system for the 2.0­liter turbo features six speakers and a seven­inch color
touchscreen with the latest version of UVO, Kia’s award­winning telematics systems 8. The standard
system found in the GT trim ups the speaker count to nine and includes an external amplifier. A
premium Harman/Kardon®9 audio system that features Clari­Fi™ 10 and next­generation QuantumLogic™
11  Surround Sound
technology is also available.


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