The Kia Stinger evolved directly from the South Korean automaker’s GT concept car debuting back in 2011. Unlike most production vehicles, the Stinger has stayed true to its concept – with a wonderfully sculpted design, fastback proportions and a comfortable, roomy interior. The engine is powerful and the drive is spirited. According to most automotive experts around the globe, the design team at Kia Motors did a superb job rolling out the perfect car to take on its European rivals. With refined power and a fine balance between design and comfort, the Stinger has an imposing presence and stands out from the crowd. The interior marries a combination of classic and contemporary styling, realizing the evolution of Gran Turismo and bringing it to the doors of more frugal buyers.
On the other hand, Alfa Romeo used to be the epitome of speed and style in the past. It won the first ever F1 Grand Prix in 1950. These Italian cars used to be drop dead gorgeous. However, things have gone downhill gradually. While there were several false dawns since the turn of the millennium, Alfa Romeo never managed to recapture the hearts of automobile enthusiasts the way it did in the past. However, the FCA owned company is starting things afresh – and the Giulia, being a power pumping sports sedan, is its best try in a long time…
The new Kia Stinger sees a paradigm shift from old Kia sedans to a modern and supremely powerful luxury vehicle. This car is not for the faint-hearted as can be seen from the performance figures of the Stinger, especially if you consider the GT trim. The numbers are sure to surprise you – but not quite as much as the modest price tag.
The Stinger has a wonderfully sculpted design, fastback proportions and comfortable, roomy interiors. The engine is very smooth, powerful and the drive is spirited. With refined power and a fine balance between design and comfort, the Stinger has an imposing presence and stands out from the crowd.
Striking a perfect balance between power and refinement, Kia’s engineers have done an exceptional job in taking on the likes of Audi, BMW – and even Mercedes-Benz. The result of this is a finely tuned Stinger with a perfect blend of comfort, aggressive styling and impressive power in it’s class.
The Audi A7 was a pathbreaking car upon its launch – a blend of four door coupe and a sporty ride. With the 2017 model year, both the A7 and its mainstream performance version – the S7 – entered second generation. We’ll leave an RS7 comparison for later – when Kia brings us a special high performance version of the Stinger.
While the A7 is the more affordable option, the S7 is the more powerful one. Both cars are very attractive, luxurious and carry the badge of a German company. However in 2018, the established sheriffs of the town are challenged by a relatively new gunslinging foreign outlaw – the Kia Stinger!
The new Kia Stinger sees a paradigm shift from old Kia sedans to a modern and supremely powerful luxury vehicle. This one is not for the faint hearted as can be seen from the performance figures of the Stinger – especially if you consider the GT trim. Striking a perfect balance between power and refinement, Kia’s engineers have done an exceptional job in taking on the likes of Audi. The result of this is a finely tuned automobile with a perfect blend of comfort, aggressive styling and impressive power.
Kia has come a long way in the past few years, especially shedding its image of making stylish hatchbacks and CUVs that lacked the performance figures to go head to head against its rivals. With the Stinger, Kia has improved its focus on the overall performance of its product and yet maintains its design USP. The aggressively styled sedan is a step forward for the South Korean carmaker as it takes on the likes of BMW, Audi, Infiniti and other brands. The performance figures of the Stinger are sure to surprise you – but not as much as its modest price. Especially when you consider its German counterpart which is way above the Kia’s price bracket.
The BMW Gran Coupe 430i and 440i, on the other hand, complete the 4 series along with the Coupe and Convertible. While these have been traditionally a part of the 3 series, the upward naming is largely in response to Audi’s A5 range.