Kia’s Stinger is still daisy-fresh in dealerships, but the company is currently introducing special-edition models to keep interest up in the model. For 2018, Kia took a substantial 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. Offered this is just the Stinger’s second model year, this lack of change shouldn’t come as a surprise. With us expecting minimal change, we also anticipate no changes to the Stinger’s list of basic features. We anticipate it to include 18-inch wheels, automatic 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 big change for 2019. We’re discussing the 500-unit Stinger Atlantica. Inside, Atlantica shoppers will find a special Espresso Brown Nappa leather cockpit, along with a black faux-suede headliner. Just 500 Stinger Atlanticas will be offered in the United States, and the name “commemorates the cross-Atlantic collaboration in between the United States 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, including a Deep Chroma Blue paint task, 19-inch wheels obtained from the European model, and a big “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 electronic camera, wireless phone 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 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. We likewise anticipate the optional 3.3-liter V6 to remain the 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 check the 2018 Stinger for safety, but with optional automated emergency situation braking, it qualifies for a Top Safety Pick score. That is, naturally, 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 season. Prices isn’t offered yet, but we don’t expect the standard Stinger lineup’s rates to vary much from the 2018 model, which ranges from $32,800 to $52,300 (location fees consisted of). When it comes to the 500-unit Stinger Atlantica, it will likely exceed the $53,300 cost on the GT2 AWD model it’s based on. Competition will consist of the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Audi A5.