Pricing for the hot hatch sedan was updated only recently but may still be subject to change before the car hits US dealerships by the end of the year. As it goes, the base Stinger 2.0T should come with a sticker price of $31,900 plus destination charge of $895. That’s a total of $32,795 for the lowest-priced 2018 Kia Stinger in the lineup which has the standard 255hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
Pricing for the rest of the variants will go up from here starting with the Kia Stinger Premium 2.0T at $37,000, this is followed by the GT 3.3T at $39,000. Next is the more potent GT1 3.3T at $43,500 and last but definitely not the least is the GT2 3.3 T variant that you can have for $49,500. Again, destination charge for each car will cost you around $895 plus additional $2,200 for an AWD setup for all models.
The loaded version is packed with 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces a powerful output of 365hp (272kW) and 376lb-ft (509 Nm) of torque. Marry this to an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters and the sedan hatch could go from a zero to 60mph (96km/h) in as fast as 4.7 seconds before hitting a top speed of 167mph (268 km/h). The eight speed AT gearbox is the only option for transmission and will come as standard for Stinger’s entire range.
The three GT versions namely the GT 3.3T, GT1 3.3T and GT2 3.3T are already equipped with adjustable adaptive suspension that lets the driver customize the chassis settings based on varying climate and road conditions. This technology was developed by Albert Biermman who happens to be the former head of BWM M engineering. The Stinger was tested and tuned perfectly in Nurburgring to ensure its performance could rival those of its competitors such as the Infiniti Q50, the BMW Gran Coupe 440i and the Audi S5 Sportback.
Due to the scarce details, what we only knew at this point is that the Stinger will be offered in 5 varieties. This includes the Base model, the Premium, the GT, the GT1 and the GT2. Both Base and Premium models come equipped with turbocharged four-cylinder mills while the remaining three model range will come exclusively with the V6 engine.
You can also have the premium package for about $38,000 which includes a good sound system, a navigation equipment, some power seats, a sunroof and LED lights.
There have been some rumors as well about a US-specced V8 engine but we have no means to verify this yet. If that’s the case, we can expect the 5.0-liter engine to belt out at least 400 horsepower (or approximately 298 kW).