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Kia Stinger Passes Euro NCAP Crash Tests With Flying Colors 16
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in EuroNCAP, Kia Stinger, Kia Videos, video on 12 16th, 2017


Owners and potential customers of the Kia Stinger can rest easy knowing that it’s not only a very capable sports sedan, but one of the safest, too.

During recent Euro NCAP testing, the Stinger was awarded a five-star safety rating, performing particularly well in adult occupant safety with a 93 per cent rating. Additionally, it was awarded a safety assist score of 82 per cent when optioned with the full range of autonomous safety systems.

Even before the Stinger was unveiled at the start of this year, car enthusiasts were intrigued at the thought of the South Korean automaker going head to head with the German establishment.

In range-topping guise, the Stinger is powered by a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 delivering 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. With all-wheel drive, the range-topping Stinger hits 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than five seconds and maxes out at 167 mph (269 km/h).

Prices for the entry-level Stinger start at $31,900 in the United States, which makes it roughly $11,000 cheaper than the four-cylinder BMW 430i Gran Coupe.

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2018 Kia Ray Facelift Unveiled In South Korea 13
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Kia, Kia Ray, Kia Videos, Korea, video on 12 13th, 2017


Following a preview earlier this month, Kia has officially unveiled the updated Ray in South Korea.

Looking instantly recognizable, the facelifted model has a new front fascia with a revised grille, circular fog lights, and restyled headlights with integrated LED daytime running lights. The Ray has also been equipped with a modified rear bumper, updated taillights, and new 15-inch alloy wheels. A variety of customization options will be available including contrasting colors for the roof, grille, mirror caps, and tailgate appliqué.

The interior largely carries over but drivers will find a new three-spoke steering wheel, a revised gear knob, and additional metallic accents. The Ray also offers a seven-inch infotainment system as well as an assortment of options such as mood lighting and color contrasting floor mats.

Speaking of options, the Ray will be available with a pet-friendly package that includes a removable cage, a rear seat cover, and a “fence” that separates the first and second row. Customers can also order a new “trendy” trim which adds faux leather seats with a heated front row.

Kia declined to give detailed performance specifications but the car can be ordered with an improved 1.0-liter petrol engine that produces up to 78 PS (57 kW).

Pricing starts at 13.15 million won ($12,098) while a van variant will also be available for as little as 12.1 million won ($11,132).

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Kia Stinger Vs Civic Type R, Focus RS And Golf R Is An Odd Battle 2
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Ford, Ford Focus RS, Ford Videos, honda, Honda Civic Type-R, Honda Videos, Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Videos, reviews, video, VW, VW Golf R, VW Videos on 12 2nd, 2017


The guys from Drive set out to pick the best performance car under AUD $60,000 (USD $45,434), and they chose four distinct vehicles to do so.

What they brought were the Ford Focus RS Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R, three hot hatches that need no further introduction.

However, the Kia Stinger Si is the fourth addition, as it has a starting price that falls within the AUD $60k budget, 365 horsepower and 510 Newton-meters (376lb-ft) of torque from a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 petrol engine.

Granted, the Kia Stinger is not a direct rival to the rest of the group as it is larger and competes against four-door premium compact coupes such as the Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe – plus it’s rear-wheel drive.

This alone might be enough to make enthusiasts favor it over the super hatchbacks, but can it challenge them as a performance machine? There’s only one way to find out: just check out the following video.

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Hear The Kia Stinger GT Growl With A Borla Exhaust 22
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Videos, tuning, video on 11 22nd, 2017


If you believe the reviews, the 2018 Kia Stinger is everything we ever hoped for, offering drivers superb thrills and luxury to rival the German alternatives.

Sitting at the heart of the range-topping Stinger is a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine delivering 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately, this engine, nor the exhaust system, produce an intoxicating soundtrack.

Thankfully, aftermarket firms have already started to resolve this, developing new exhausts for the South Korean sports sedan. As the video below demonstrates, the exhaust developed by Borla totally transforms the Kia.

The first 90-seconds of the video highlight the standard exhaust of the Stinger while the final 30-seconds show a bright orange Stinger with the Borla system. Not only does the aftermarket exhaust sound much better at idle, it also roars at full throttle, perfectly complementing the car’s performance and eye-catching looks.

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Kia’s Long-Awaited Stinger Has Been Worth The Wait 20
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Videos, video on 11 20th, 2017


In the last five years, Kia vehicles have become so good that the new Stinger is actually a reasonable alternative to more expensive sedans from the big German three.

The sports sedan has proved so popular since its debut in January that the internet practically shuts down the moment Kia mentions anything about the Stinger. However, is all of this hype justified?

To find out, Redline Reviews jumped behind the wheel of a beautiful grey Kia Stinger for an in-depth review. As other recent reviews have indicated, the Kia Stinger is the real deal.

In range-topping guise, the South Korean sports sedan is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 engine delivering 365 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. This is enough to accelerate the sedan to 60 mph (96 km/h) in a brisk 4.7 seconds before topping out at 167 mph. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Kia Stinger Continues To Impress In Latest Review 15
Nov
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Videos, reviews, video on 11 15th, 2017


The Kia Stinger is one of the company’s most highly-anticipated products but can it hold its own against pricey competitors such as the Audi A5 Sportback and BMW 4-Series Gran Coupe?

Alex on Autos decided to find out and come away pretty impressed as the Stinger starts at $31,900 and even base models come nicely equipped with leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a 7-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Besides the generous list of standard equipment, Alex says the car has comfortable front seats and a relatively roomy rear seat although headroom is limited.

When it comes time for a Costco trip, owners won’t have to worry as the Stinger can hold to up to 23.3 cubic feet (659 liters) of luggage. If that’s not enough room, the rear seats can be folded down to increase the car’s cargo capacity to 40.9 cubic feet (1,158 liters).

The entry-level Stinger is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 255 hp (190 kW) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque. The model can also be equipped with a turbocharged 3.3-liter V6 developing 365 hp (272 kW) and 376 lb-ft (509 Nm) of torque.

Regardless of which engine is selected, both are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear-wheels. Customers in colder climates will be happy to know all-wheel drive is also available for an additional $2,200.

In terms of the driving experience, the Stinger offers good acceleration as well as a comfortable ride that is a tad on the firm side. The model also has good handling but it feels like a larger car, partly because it is.

While the base model comes off as a reasonable upgrade from higher-end versions of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, the range-topping GT2 variant starts at $49,200 and that makes it slightly less appealing. However, Alex came away pretty impressed and said he might consider buying one.

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Kia Stinger Drift Experience Heading To SEMA 26
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Videos, SEMA show, video on 10 26th, 2017


Kia recently announced plans to introduce the Stinger Wide Body concept at SEMA and now the automaker has revealed it is bringing the Stinger Drift Experience to the annual event.
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Kia Stinger Drift Experience Heading To SEMA 26
Oct
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Videos, SEMA show, video on 10 26th, 2017


Kia recently announced plans to introduce the Stinger Wide Body concept at SEMA and now the automaker has revealed it is bringing the Stinger Drift Experience to the annual event.
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Can The Kia Stinger Take On The All-Aussie Holden Commodore? 16
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Holden, Holden Commodore, Holden Videos, Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Videos, video on 10 16th, 2017


The Kia Stinger has sent hearts racing around the world from the moment it was revealed and in Australia, is set to dramatically shake up the industry.
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RWD Kia Stinger Twin Turbo V6 Ticks A Surprising Amount Of Boxes 25
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Videos, reviews, video on 09 25th, 2017


With the Stinger, Kia wants the world to know that they’re not just capable of making reliable everyday cars but also know how to build a proper performance sedan, complete with rear-wheel drive and a good amount of power to keep you smiling.
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New Kia Picanto Is A Small Car With A Big Personality 25
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Kia, Kia Picanto, Kia Videos, new cars, reviews, video on 08 25th, 2017


The new generation Kia Picanto challenges the likes of the Volkswagen Up!, and Hyundai i10, so  how does it compare?
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Kia Stinger Filmed Drifting Its Twin Turbo V6 Heart Out 10
Jul
Posted by Brad Anderson in drifting, Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Videos, video on 07 10th, 2017


Kia is very confident that the Stinger will prove to be a rival to the very best from Europe and put the South Korean company on the map as a legitimate manufacturer of high-end, luxury automobiles.
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Kia Stinger Enters The Final Stages Of Development 23
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Videos, new cars, Reports, video on 06 23rd, 2017


Despite making its debut at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the Kia Stinger is not quite ready to hit the dealers yet. Proof comes from the South Korean brand itself, who has recently announced that its sports saloon is now entering its final stages of development before going on sale later this year.
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Do You Like How The New Kia Stinger Sounds? 9
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Kia, Kia Stinger, Kia Videos, video on 05 9th, 2017


With its eye-catching Stinger sports sedan, Kia hopes to snatch customers away from the likes of BMW, Audi, Infiniti, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz and although that won't be easy, the exterior design alone has already convinced many Kia naysayers.
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CR: 2017 Kia Niro Hybrid Is A Good Alternative To The Toyota Prius 25
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Consumer Reports, Hybrids, Kia, Kia Niro, Kia Videos, new cars, reviews, video on 03 25th, 2017


Kia are looking to challenge Toyota in the hybrid market with the all-new Niro, a dedicated compact crossover with subtle styling.
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