Kia is ready to take on the power-packed market of powerful entry-level GT sedans on the storm with the elegant beast by the name of the Kia Stinger. A V6 4 cylinder turbocharged 2.5-litre four-pot powers the new model with 300 hp giving out a torque of 311lb-ft. The new model has evolved to be more powerful and receives more updates with interiors and exteriors while proudly wearing the updated Kia logo. It comes four door with the options of a rear-wheel and an all-wheel drive train.
This new engine seems to be a significant improvement when compared to the old turbo 2.0 litre I-4. Along with flaunting the 300 hp four-cylinder engine, it manages to give out 22mpg in the city. It cracks the limit of 30mpg on the highway with 35mpg as per the Environmental protection Agency (EPA), making it better with fuel economy as well compared to the older model. Kia claims that this model hits 0-60mph in 5.2 seconds(in a model with all-wheel drive ) without any adverse effects on the fuel economy. What else could be better to hit the roads with a powerful sedan that takes care of the economy as well.
The GT model with V6 gets a power-up of 368 horsepower, which earlier used to be 365 horsepower with the 3.3-litre engine. The power gap doesn’t seem to be much at first glance, but the new GT comes with an electronically adaptive exhaust which kicks up the car to be better.
Sean Yoon, the president and CEO of Kia Motors North America, said, “The stinger confidently shows Kia’s ability to build a sport sedan that can compete and beat the best the world has to offer. it is definitive proof of our proud and evolving engineering prowess.” Adding to it, he also praised Kia by saying, “We continue to push Stinger to new heights as it is the catalyst behind our dynamic model line-up, from the award-winning Telluride to the highly praised K5. The Kia Stringer is world-class, and the refreshed 2022 model continues to evolve expectations.”
Along with the new logo, Kia received a few more updates in its looks in the form of new headlights and redesigned new tail lamps with LED as a standard among all the models. It sports a new wheel design with 18-inch vertex alloy wheels giving it a whole new presentation to the car’s exterior. The model gives out a classy feel with the expansive sunroof equipped with a power sunshade.
Kia has made sure to leave no stones unturned with the new stringer by giving it upgrades with the interior as well, which bodes well with all the changes across the model. It comes with a 10.25-inch touch-screen display and navigation system that makes use of the control easier while driving.
The model also comes with a 4.2-inch Meter Display, tilt and telescopic steering column giving a very comfortable ride for the driver.
Kia took care of the safety of the driver by using the various latest tech like smart cruise control, Electronic stability control (ECS), Traction Control System (TCS), and Hill-start Assist Control (HAS) for the GT line.
Stringer sure lives up to the expectations of its makers with top of the line features and going toe to toe with the rivals who have been dominating the market in the segment. The main competitors that stringer is competing against are BMW 3-series and Mercedes-Benz C-class.
Kia after updating its logo came out with Stinger that sports the logo with pride on its nose and tail. It packs a punch with a V6 four-cylinder engine giving 300 horsepower and 311lb-ft of torque while keeping the fuel economy in the range of 22mpg to 30mpg. Stinger also receives updates with its interior and exterior features.