Kia lovers got a good surprise when this South Korean car manufacturing giant came up with their GT Concept. Kia officials have even confirmed that GT Concept cars have already started its production phase. One of the best things about this news is that Kia is going to come up with this latest concept in its 2018 Kia GT (Stinger).
CK being the code name right now, this brand new coupe is going to be a classy rear wheel drive. You are going to get the full sight of it in Detroit Auto Show of 2017. To know further, keep on reading.
Platform for 2018 Kia GT (Stinger)
As per speculations and spy reports, the all new Stinger (it is what the car will be called officially) will get a platform of Genesis G80 of 2017. The new Kia coupe is going to be categorized under sedans of mid-size.
Following is the list of competitors of 2018 Kia GT (Stinger):
- Audi A5 Sportback
- BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe
- BMW 3 Series GT
- Mercedes-Benz CLS
- Infinity Q50
- Jaguar XE
- Cadillac ATS
Among the old contenders, there are Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300C, and Chevrolet SS. If the price of Stinger sets right, it will increase its fan following in spite of this high competition.
2018 Kia GT – Design
Rigorous testing of this car is being done on roads with the high profile of disguise. But from all these tests the exterior of 2018 Kia GT (Stinger) can be clearly deciphered. There is going to be a sleek profile for Stinger, which will add glamor to this coupe. Front fender is pronounced, and the rear is constructed in the Cammack style. With four doors, athletic body and exclusive C-pillar conduct, this classy sedan is going to woo sedan lovers. The rear might look like A7 due to protruding tips of quad-exhaust. But it won’t bother that much if you compare the other features.
As far as the interior is concerned, a spacious indoor will be present. This is all which could be deduced from spy photos. More details will be given out once Kia makes Stinger official.
2018 Kia GT – Engine and Performance
The platform of Genesis G80 will take a position in Kia GT 2018 (Stinger), so it is expected that V-6 twin turbo, 3.3-liter powertrain will be provided. 8-speed auto transmission with rear wheel drive accompanied by 4 cylinder hybrid engine will add a boost. It is expected that choice of engine will be there. An electric drive of 2.0 liter with Atkinson cycle motor is the second option. The diesel variant is also predicted to release in few selected markets.
Slot brake rotors were present in the test models which confirms the news that the brand new Stinger will boost of energizing prowess. A 340 hp and torque of 394 lb-ft will make this sedan a highly desirable car.
2018 Kia GT – Price and Release Date
Till now no official news of the cost and availability of 2018 Kia GT Stinger are there, but this sexy sedan will be expected to be seen on the roads by early 2018. It is also being anticipated that its price will be in the range of $35,000 to $43,000.