Kia’s Stinger is still daisy-fresh in dealerships, however the company is currently ushering in special-edition models to keep interest up in the model. For 2018, Kia took a big enter the premium sedan market with its Stinger. For 2019, the car, for the many part, be a carryover model, conserve for a new limited-production variation.
2019 Kia Stinger Design
Looks-wise, we expect the Stinger lineup will be essentially identical to the current model. Offered this is simply the Stinger’s second model year, this absence of change should not come as a surprise. With us expecting very little change, we likewise prepare for no changes to the Stinger’s list of basic features. We expect it to consist of 18-inch wheels, automated headlights, LED daytime running lights, front and rear parking sensing units, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone environment 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 buyers will discover an unique Espresso Brown Nappa leather cockpit, in addition to a black faux-suede headliner. Simply 500 Stinger Atlanticas will be sold in the US, and the name “commemorates the cross-Atlantic cooperation in between the US and the vehicle’s Germany-based development roots.”
Kia will base this model on the range-topping GT2 AWD model and pack it with tons of special features, including a Deep Chroma Blue paint job, 19-inch wheels borrowed from the European model, and a large “Stinger” trunk badge inspired by the Korean-spec model.
Other range-topping features will include Espresso Brown Nappa leather, suede-like headliner, surround-view 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 expect its base engine to remain a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 255 horse power and 260 pound-feet of torque. We also anticipate the optional 3.3-liter V6 to remain the exact 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 test the 2018 Stinger for security, however with optional automated emergency situation braking, it receives a Top Safety Pick rating. 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 whole 2019 Stinger lineup will hit showrooms this summer season. Rates isn’t really available yet, but we do not anticipate the basic Stinger lineup’s prices to differ much from the 2018 model, which varies from $32,800 to $52,300 (destination fees included). 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. Competitors will consist of the BMW 5-Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and the Audi A5.