Kia debuts the Stinger, the brand's fastest car to date

Kia debuts the Stinger, the brand's fastest car to date

New wheels

Text: Janice Sim

The brand's highest performance vehicle yet

It's 2018 — times are changing, gears are shifting. And Korean automaker Kia Motors isn't about to remain settled in its comfort zone, with the launch of their first ever Gran Turismo. Breaking the mould of spacious SUVs and sedans, the brand has made its mark on an all-new territory, albeit unfamiliar to its portfolio, but revealing a glimpse of what the future could look like for unassuming automobile manufacturers.

Kia Stinger

From a sleek frontal section to its stylish sheet metal, the Stinger is designed and engineered just like every other Gran Turismo we have seen (possibly rivaling the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback). While Kia isn't part of the luxury car market, style references of a European model can be spotted on this GT — as the Stinger was brought to life in Kia's European design studio in Frankfurt. In a nutshell, it's a pretty smokin' sight.

Svelte looks aside, the crux lies in it being Kia's fastest model to date. There's an option of choosing between the GT powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 3.3 litre — the latter attests to a 4.9 second record of accelerating to 100km/h. You'll be cruising at formidable speeds with this machine.

Kia Stinger

Families will also be pleased to know there's more than room for two — the Stinger features a spacious cabin and a long rear overhang. All that, plus a roomy boot, which can accommodate up to two full-size suitcases. At the dashboard, you'll find a large 8-inch infotainment touchscreen fitted alongside climate and ventilation controls. Not forgetting it also comes with the modern-day millennial carepack — compatibility with Apple and Android devices, a wireless charging pad and a powerful 15-speaker surround-sound system. You get the drift. 

Looking for a Gran Turismo that will go the distance? The Kia Stinger might just be it. 

The Kia Stinger is now available for sale. Click here for more information.