Kia Stinger, or the shape of things to come…

sel3 cropsmThe most powerful, sleek and fast production car of Kia made its entry into the stylish car scene: indeed, it has been honored with an EyesOn Design award for Production Car Design Excellence at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

The EyesOn Design Awards honours the best production and concept vehicles making their worldwide auto show debut at the NAIAS.

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Peter Schreyer, Chief Design Officer at Kia Motors, is justifiably proud of the style and proportions of this car. Judge for yourself by the photos…

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He was assisted by and Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer at Kia Motors.

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The car is also quite roomy and has a clean interior styling with a TFT screen between two beautifully designed circular dials. The aeronautical air vents are also present, noblesse oblige in this car class.

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Besides style, power is also abundant with a standard  2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged ‘Theta II’ engine, good for 258hp at 6,200rpm and 353Nm from 1,400- to 4,000rpm. The Stinger GT will get optionally  a twin-turbo 3.3-litre V6 petrol ‘Lambda II’ engine, more athletic with 370hp at 6,000rpm and 510Nm from 1,300- to 4,500rpm. All this is good for supercar performance…

The Stinger I set to go on sale  across Europe in the fourth quarter of 2017. In the meantime, just admire the photos…

Hans Knol ten Bensel

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