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Featured OFFICIAL 2017 Kia Stinger

Discussion in 'Kia' started by anti-VAG, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Centurion

    Centurion Well-Known Member Premium Member Contributing Member

    Exactly. Choice is good and between this and the Giulia it's healthy for customers to have rear wheel options outside of the three Germans.

    My concerns is the interior. It's well styled like a Camero and Mustang interior but might be plastic fantastic.

    In the press release they are bragging about the larger wheelbase and greater width over anight A4 or 3-Series which is good for value but not so much for sportiness. Kia are probably banking on winning a good volume of business lease customers.
     
  2. Zafiro

    Zafiro Well-Known Member

    "Describing Kia’s latest creation, Biermann said: “I think for the Kia brand, the Stinger is a special event because no one expects such a car — not just the way it looks, but also the way it drives. It’s a whole different animal.”

    Speaking to Autocar in Detroit, Biermann described the car as an excellent all round gran turismo car rather than an out and out track car. "It's a really sporty car but still a good all rounder. It has a high handling level but is still comfortable and has a spacious interior." Stability was also key part of the GT's appeal, he said, and the confidence it inspired when you pushed it. Biermann said that he hoped the Stinger GT would have an impact on the handling of the rest of the Kia range. "We're on the way to do that, we already have some good handling cars and are on the way to doing more.

    Biermann said the GT had been one of the key reasons he switched to Kia from BMW. "There's this car and a few others. I thought 'wow, what an interesting challenge'. I wanted to get them dancing, complete and fun to drive. It was still a concept when I joined, but I guided it. Such a car you never leave alone, you babysit it."


    http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/motor-shows-detroit-motor-show/2017-kia-stinger-gt-takes-audi-s4
     
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    • klier

      klier Member

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      His career took a deep dive then. Sad ;)

      From BMW M to Kia. I wouldn't do it even if they paid me 10 times as much.
      It's like those talented football players in their 20s who go to China to play and cash in: NEVER.
       
    • rs271

      rs271 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

      The key of the Stinger:

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      Source: AutoBild
       
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      • Zafiro

        Zafiro Well-Known Member

        If you read the post above yours , he explains why he did the change.
         
      • klier

        klier Member

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        I don't have to read any made up BS about that, because I can tell you there's only ONE reason he did it: money.
         
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        • Monster

          Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

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          • Giannis

            Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

            It looks quite good indeed, but I work too damn hard to not end up driving a KIA.

            :D
             
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            • Monster

              Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

              From the initial impressions, I would have no issues driving this around. I will definitely test it out when it launches in Australia.
               
            • hovabongZA

              hovabongZA Active Member

              Looks great. Hope it drives as well it looks. Any RWD is a winner in my books.
               
            • DjordjeC63

              DjordjeC63 Active Member

              New pics/videos?
               
            • Cashmere

              Cashmere Well-Known Member

            • Giannis

              Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

              It looks descent. Hopefully it will be cheap enough.
               
            • Monster

              Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

              Australian prices starts at mid $40k for the turbo 4 cylinder, and goes up to $55k for the twin turbo V6. Have to say it offers a lot of performance in a very attractive package.
               
            • DjordjeC63

              DjordjeC63 Active Member


              Certainly it will be cheap as second-hand.
               
            • Giannis

              Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

              I wouldn't pay 40 grand for something with a KIA badge.
               
            • SCOTT27

              SCOTT27 Well-Known Member Contributing Member

              That extended warranty package will for many.
               
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              • Giannis

                Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                True.

                German engineering isn't for everyone.

                :p
                 
              • Monster

                Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

                Oh $40k AUD.. Australian car prices are way too high.
                 
              • Giannis

                Giannis Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                Still, my friend, I wouldn't pay 3er money for a Kia!
                 
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