Kia Stinger GT 5-door Fastback – Auto Expo 2018
The Stinger GT is the flagship model of the Kia Motors globally.
With a vivacious display of 16 production models and SP concept SUV at 2018 Auto Expo, Kia Motors is off to a great start in their marketing and brand building efforts in the Indian market. Among the products on display, the 5-door sporty liftback ‘Stinger GT’ is a crowd-puller, thanks to its ‘gran turismo’ styling and muscular proportions.
The 4.8-metre Kia Stinger GT is built on a rear-wheel-drive architecture, derived from Hyundai’s premium sedan Genesis G90, with additional steel reinforcement. An elongated wheelbase and rear overhang, along with long hood and wider road presence, also testifies that this car is rear-wheel-driven. Design wise, the car inherits styling cues from the ‘GT Concept’ unveiled by the company in 2011, especially the curvy roof line all the way to the rear.
Some of the key exterior highlights of Stinger GT includes LED headlamps and tail lamps with DRLs, flanked by balanced chrome decorations, 19-inch alloy wheels, and Brembo track-ready brake calipers. On the inside, the car features sporty interiors consisting of multi-adjust driver and passenger seats, 3-spoke steering wheel, premium 7-inch driver information screen, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment with 15-speaker audio system, to name a few.
Internationally, the Kia Stinger GT is powered by 3.3-litre Lambda V6 twin-turbo petrol engine that makes an output of 70 PS power and 510 Nm of torque. It is paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. Safety technologies on offer in this car are multiple Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), Forward Collision Assistance (FCA) with integrated Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and pedestrian detection, Advanced Smart Cruise Control (ASCC), Lane Keep Assist (LKA), and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).
Kia is yet to confirm the Stinger GT for the Indian market. The company is expected to commence commercial sales of its cars by second-half of 2019.
Stay tuned to WagenClub.com for more updates from 2018 Auto Expo.
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