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Kia may already have the best debut of the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, and the show hasn’t even officially started yet: The new Stinger sports sedan is finally here and it packages 365 horsepower in a fun-to-drive chassis and wraps it in a surprisingly sexy exterior.

Drawing inspiration from the Kia GT Concept that was first seen six years ago, the 2018 Kia Stinger is a rear-wheel-drive based luxury sedan that was honed on the grueling Nurburgring racetrack. It is one of the most exciting debuts from Kia in a long time and is being hailed as the sportiest and quickest Kia yet.

Kia is offering two engines in the Stinger, both mated to eight-speed automatic transmissions. Both engines are available on rear-drive and AWD models. The base engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder unit that makes an estimated 255 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The optional engine is a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, which is expected to make 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. Kia hopes the Stinger will hit 62 mph in just 5.1 seconds and achieve a top speed of 167 mph with the V6 engine.
Read more about the 2018 Kia Stinger Debuts as RWD Sports Sedan-Shaped Middle Finger to German Rivals at AutoGuide.com.
 

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The "magic" formula for a world class car isn't beyond the tech capabilities of modern manufacturers. Ford, Chevy and Dodge could produce BMW grade cars (at better prices to boot) if they'd get away from cheap suspensions, platform sharing, econo-boxes, dismal designs (Hello Dodge Dart/Fiat).
Good for KIA for stepping up to the plate.
 

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Darn it.
You should see Stinger specs:
2018 Kia Stinger Specifications

376 torque at 1300 rpm for V6
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260 at 1400 for I4
Let the engineers and consumer demand dictate what models to build. However somewhat "greedy" - look at the demand Dodge created with those high horsepower hemi V8 models. You have to get on a waiting list.
Kia can easily build a performance sedan to rival Benz, BMW, Audi, Subaru, Lexus etc. Looking forward to the road tests from the magazines.
 

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Let the engineers and consumer demand dictate what models to build. However somewhat "greedy" - look at the demand Dodge created with those high horsepower hemi V8 models. You have to get on a waiting list.
Kia can easily build a performance sedan to rival Benz, BMW, Audi, Subaru, Lexus etc. Looking forward to the road tests from the magazines.
Sure they could.
As for demand.

You see, markets differ a lot. I, being basically Polish, still enjoy European style, meaning hatchback or smaller sedan. I liked Earlier Elantras (XD, HD). MD begins to be too big.
If Elantra GT (and GT is used loosely here) had 1.6T - that would have been my choice.
And when I was looking for a car - I looked in GTI (why they do not call it Golf GTI here like everywhere else?), Focus ST (RS was being reach), and some others. Ford would have been later choice, but it did not have AWD (only RS).

I was being pushed by the salesman, with great incentives, into Optima. Although it drives better and is quicker I did not go for it. It is too big.

Stinger - well, that is more like a big sedan. Not so sporty (although specs says that) just because of its size.

You see, and again - my opinion is biased, for me a sporty car is agile car. Not heave limousine. Besides, IMHO, it does not look good when you are racing a limousine...
 
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