I'm all for a lifted wagon or a sporty coupe style CUV as long as they maintain headroom and the cargo space so we can still carry stuff back there.Makes me think Kia could probably follow Audi’s lead and sell a bunch of lifted “Stinger Allroads”. Must admit, that would appeal to me.
Look at the center console when he has it open, it's a GT2, but has no wireless phone charging.How do you know that? Was that the only year for GT2 in Silky Silver? I recall the 2.0L last year having Silky Silver available; but I don't remember if the GT2 had that color; the GT1 did not. I think.
Considering that the Stinger was the one that launched 1st, don't think G70 sales are really affected by it (at least not anymore than 3ers sales are affected by 4 Series GC sales), and even if that were the case, Kia wouldn't care.Power specs on the 440 is less than the Stinger but they are both rated at 4.7 0-60, equipped similarly to the Stinger it is at least $10k more. The Stinger has been hobbled against sport sedans but it does compete nicely with other GT vehicles. Could KIA tune it to compete better, sure, will they, probably not. The corporate heads might not like that it could eat into G70 sales. I'm sure BMW is making the new 4 GC perform better than the outgoing model. The grill though, it's huge! Curious to see how the upcoming face lifted Stinger and G70 do against their European competitors.
As sales of the Challenger indicate, can never have enough power.I feel that the Stinger is already powerful enough for its segment. The speed game is broken (blame Tesla). Differentiation happens through other things now.
I think that video is from 2018 but they just posted it to their YouTube channel. Everyday Driver became part of the MotorTrend and now the only way to see their most current videos is to buy them through sites like Amazon. They do stil post to their YouTube channel but not as much as in the past.The Stinger in the video is a 2018 for some odd reason.
I think that the two Limited GTS runs (Orange and Deep Chroma Blue) are Kia experimenting with exactly that "sport package" approach. If the sales from those 1,600 vehicles amount to a higher, focused interest then expect to see a sport package trim in the future. The GTS approach isn't just for the fun of it. And then, again, perhaps each year Kia will release a Limited run, each one slightly different from the previous ones; and that will answer the amount of interest in a sport package. Future Limited runs might include an engine upgrade and different exhaust, etc.The question we all want answered for the 2021version, is will it come properly tuned to go against the S5 and 4GC M Sport. Or maybe I’m the only one that is curious about that. The new Sonata and K5 was launched with double pane glass up front to help with noise abatement, the upcoming Stinger should reduce theirs even more to make it compete directly against the Germans. On the other hand, they could offer luxury and sport versions, like the G70 does or at least a sport packaged equipped version that ups the performance for those enthusiasts that want a factory tuned sporty ride. These are just the things I think they could do to make it better. We will have to wait and see if they do that or not.