Kia Drops New Gallery Of Sexy New Stinger V6 [52 Pics]

Kia is preparing for the official market launch of the new 2018 Stinger this December in the U.S., dropping along the way a new extensive gallery.

Kia describes the new Stinger as a five-seat sportback, designed to take on the best of its class and become the highest-performance model in the brand’s history.

The Stinger’s design was overseen by Peter Schreyer, the company’s chief designer and his Germany-based team of designers. Ride and handling development of the new Stinger took place at the Nurburgring under Albert Biermann’s supervision.

“I think for the Kia brand, the Stinger is like a special event,” says Biermann. “Because nobody expects such a car, not just the way it looks but also the way it drives. It’s a whole different animal.”

The engine range includes a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder with 255hp and 260lb-ft of torque, which allow the Stinger a 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds. The range-topping twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 engine produces 365hp and 376lb-ft of torque, making the Stinger capable of a 0-60mph in 4.7 seconds and of doing 167mph flat out. Both engines are coupled to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

The chassis utilizes a McPherson front and a five-link rear suspension setup, with base models riding on a passive suspension and GT models getting the electronically controlled one with the active dampers.

There’s also an all-wheel drive option available, with the system featuring what Kia calls a Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control system, which distributes power between axles and uses the brakes for a torque vectoring effect. The all-wheel drive system remains rear-biased, sending up to 80 percent of the power to the rear with the Sport mode engaged and up to 50 percent of the power to the front in Normal.

The new Kia Stinger also features a 114.4-inch long wheelbase, which is longer than rivals like the Audi A5 Sportback, Infiniti Q50, Lexus IS, BMW 4 Gran Coupe and even the Lexus GS, with Kia claiming it offers more interior volume even from the more expensive 6-Series Gran Coupe.

A wide range of active safety systems is also present, including Driver Attention Warning, Forward Collision Avoidance with pedestrian detection, Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Lane Keeping Assist and more.

Kia will reveal the official pricing of the 2018 Stinger closer to the model’s launch date.


  • wonderdallas

    It’s a lot of look, but aside from the Charger-esque tail lights, it’s a good one. The interior is especially impressive.

  • Merc1

    I like the interior more than the exterior. I can’t wait to drive this and the Genesis Q70.


    • ctk4949

      Genesis G70 😛

  • Status

    Do those hood vents need to be there?

  • StrangerGP

    Stunning car, puts an A5 Sportback or an A7 to shame.

    • trentbg

      LOL, I wouldn’t go to that extent. Its great…for a KIA.

      • John

        the sportback’s sloped down trunk is ugly.. like Arteon (arteon a bit better)

  • Honda NSX-R

    I hope people will actually buy these cars.

    • FlameWater

      If only this came out 3 years ago…

  • Dennis Scipio

    Oh, I had no Idea it was a liftback, i thought it was a sedan.

  • SEXY?

  • Blanka Li
  • fabri99

    Looks fantastic inside and out. That blue really makes it pop!

  • ctk4949

    I think it will look best in Black, will hide some of the business of the front end.

  • Tommy YoungKwon Seo

    nice looking car, but too much HDR look on photos. Yukk

  • trentbg

    No impressive when it comse to the the interior, exterior is good.

  • Marcos Drawer

    It’s a korean Dodge Charger!

    • Bugatti Andrea Ettore

      it¨s a Korean. Alfa Giulia

  • BlackPegasus

    That rear hatch is massive. Is there a auto-power option?
    If so, this may be that one option that will convince potential buyers to opt in.

  • Nordschleife

    May this gorgeous looking car do wonders for the Kia brand.

  • Mark S

    Intriguing Car. Now get me a Burgundy one with Chesnutt brown leather. I am still waiting for Automakers to make a bumper high or higher mount for trailer hitch style bike racks.

  • Benjamin B.

    If this is a hit, it’s because of hipsters and my generation. Fuck name brands.

  • TheBelltower

    The exterior is really overdesigned with the kind of appliqués that you see on a Pontiac Grand Am GT on block on a lawn in the wrong side of town. Peel off some of that junk and it would look better. But the interior design is very sharp with a lot of Audi influence.

  • Eduardo Palandi

    this is the second Kia to be on my wish list. but the first one that is not a guilty pleasure.

  • john1168

    I wish they could have shown more of the colors that will be available in the US. I’m not crazy about that medium blue color. It’s too light and a bit weird looking…

  • John

    i’m in love with that hatchback trunk…

  • Craig

    I’ve never been a badge-snob so I find it amusing that some people can’t get beyond that. That said… it would be interesting to take the Stinger and ‘introduce’ it to several groups of people with a different badge each time and see how they respond. Would be more or less impressive as a ‘Jaguar’ or as a ‘Chrysler’ or as a ‘Nissan’, etc.?

    • LWOAP

      I know right? Some people just won’t give them a chance. I never took Kia or Hyundai seriously in the past, but I’m more than willing to move past that if they make good products.

      • Shobin Drogan

        It clearly shows that many would buy cars based on the badge it wears and not if the car is actually any good. And that’s just sad.

        • Jay

          It’s human nature.


    I can dig it. I’d definitely like to turn up the boost as well……without blowing up the engine.

  • No manual, no care.

  • Ron

    “Sexy” is in the eyes of the beholder. All I see is a kitted up Optima. No thanks.

  • Karl

    Absolutely stunning indeed!

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