2019 Kia Stinger
Kia’s Stinger is still daisy-fresh in dealers, but the company is currently ushering in special-edition models to keep interest up in the model. For 2018, Kia took a huge enter the premium sedan market with its Stinger. For 2019, the car, for the most part, be a carryover model, conserve for a new limited-production version.
2019 Kia Stinger Design
Looks-wise, we anticipate the Stinger lineup will be essentially similar to the present model. Provided this is simply the Stinger’s second model year, this lack of change should not come as a surprise. With us expecting minimal change, we also anticipate no changes to the Stinger’s list of standard features. We anticipate it to consist of 18-inch wheels, automated headlights, LED daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensing units, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, and more.
There is one huge change for 2019. We’re speaking about the 500-unit Stinger Atlantica. Inside, Atlantica buyers will find an unique Espresso Brown Nappa leather cockpit, in addition to a black faux-suede headliner. Just 500 Stinger Atlanticas will be sold in the United States, and the name “commemorates the cross-Atlantic partnership 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 lots of exclusive features, consisting of a Deep Chroma Blue paint job, 19-inch wheels obtained from the European model, and a large “Stinger” trunk badge motivated by the Korean-spec model.
Other range-topping features will consist of 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 prepare for no changes for the 2019 Stinger. We anticipate its base engine to stay a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 255 horse power 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 automatic transmission and optional all-wheel drive.
2019 Kia Stinger Safety
The IIHS has yet to check the 2018 Stinger for safety, but with optional automatic emergency situation braking, it qualifies for a Top Safety Pick rating. That is, obviously, 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 showrooms this summer season. Rates isn’t available yet, but we do not expect the standard Stinger lineup’s prices to vary much from the 2018 model, which ranges from $32,800 to $52,300 (location fees consisted of). As for the 500-unit Stinger Atlantica, it will likely go beyond the $53,300 price on the GT2 AWD model it’s based upon. Competition will consist of the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Audi A5.