With the imminent release of 2019 Kia Stinger, it is expected that Kia will try to solidify its position in the Premier sedan market and seeing how it debuted the stinger just last year, we should not really expect anything along the lines of a radical makeover for this year at least.
To be honest, Kia managed to surprise us all last year with its stinger and we expect the new model to retain most of the looks except for a few tweaks here and there. It is expected that Kia would maintain the same luxurious look of its last stinger but let’s go ahead and take a closer look at the car, shall we?
2019 Kia Stinger Overview:
The 2019 Kia Stinger should not come as a major surprise or shock to anyone though of course we are left wondering as to why Kia would go to the effort of launching a new variant if the changes are minimal at best? Well, we think it has more to do with marketing and that Kia, as mentioned earlier, is just trying to solidify its position in the premier sedan lineup. But given the competition that it faces, it has its work cut out.
We have managed to pull together all that we know about the new and upcoming sporty Kia stinger and from what we heard; we can confirm that the new lineup will also include a collectable in the form of a special edition model called the Atlantica.
Exterior, under the hood:
The 2019 Kia Stinger certainly looks as good as ever before, with the same front profile but with a few changes along with LED light cornering, and a tweaked front grille. The body seems to be more or less the same except for the Atlantica trim which now sports a new palette along with Deep chrome metallic blue paint. So you should have more choices with the higher trim models;
but all the trims are luxuriously outfitted and designed in such a way that you should be able to ride in total comfort. Moreover, the higher trims especially Atlantica comes with all-wheel drive, 360-degree camera mounting, larger wheels along with special edition badges for the collectable. It seems s that Kia is certainly determined to make an impact with the new model as well but we’ll have to wait for a few more weeks to see if it has been worth the effort.
The 2019 Kia Stinger comes with all the comforts that you can think of, with a touchscreen infotainment panel, heated seats for the higher trims with power steering and advanced safety features as well. It comes with plush leather seats and a trim for the dashboard.
The interior has not changed much from its last model, except for the addition of some tech in the form of 360 degrees surround view camera, wireless phone charger and heated rear seats which is indeed a welcome improvement.
Price Release Date and Engine Details
The 2019 Kia Stinger comes with 365 HP, twin turbo 3.3 litre V6, as well as a 255 HP turbo, charged 2.0 litre inline four. The model is expected to be launched shortly and the price for the same is expected to figure around $32800. It remains to be seen how successful the new Kia would be but one thing’s for sure, we expect the collectable to be a real hit.
The leaked images barely do it any justice, the Atlantica looks good and even feels good, so we definitely expect the same to retail much higher and keep in mind, the US market only gets 500 copies of the same, and no more than that.