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Kia Stinger Preview with Grand Tour + Full Specifications!

The much-anticipated Kia Stinger is here! Let’s take a look at every aspect of the Korean marque’s first attempt to break into the sports sedan segment. Does the Stinger have the Power To Surprise? Read on and find out!


The Kia Stinger Revealed!

Based on the Gran Turismo (GT) concept, the Kia Stinger features a sleek fastback silhouette with a rear-wheel drive. Inside, it features a sophisticated modern cabin with high-quality finishes and luxurious materials.

Blending high-performance with luxurious comfort, the Stinger is a halo product – designed to elevate Kia’s status as a carmaker. Not surprisingly, it is the fastest automobile Kia has ever made. With its 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 engine, it can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds!

Turbocharged GDi Engine Options

The Kia Stinger comes with two engine options – the Lambda 3.3 T-GDi engine, and the Theta II 2.0 T-GDi engine.

The 3.3L twin-turbo V6 Lambda T-GDi engine delivers 365 horsepower at 6,000 RPM, with up to 510 Nm of torque from 1,300 to 4,500 RPM.

The 2.0L twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder Theta II T-GDi engine, on the other hand, produces 251 horsepower at 6,200 RPM with 353 Nm of torque from 1,400 to 4,000 RPM.

2nd Generation 8-Speed Transmission

The Kia Stinger features a second-generation 8-speed rear-wheel drive automatic transmission. This transmission also features a Centrifugal Pendulum Absorber (CPA) torque converter when paired with the 2.0L Theta II T-GDi engine, helping to reduce torsional vibration through the drivetrain.

Shift-By-Wire transmission control allows you to switch the transmission mode in an instant. You can set it to automatically adjust the gears, or you can take manual control and switch them via paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel.

German-Tuned Handling

Kia tuned and refined the Kia Stinger’s handling on the legendary Nürburgring circuit. The control is further enhanced by its Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) that features the Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control System, as well as its Electronically-Controlled Suspension (ECS) and Rack-mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS).

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Safety In All Conditions

The Kia Stinger is not just a track car, it’s meant to be driven in all roads and conditions. Your safety is ensured through safety technologies like the Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), Antilock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW), Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning and of course, 7 airbags. No wonder the Kia Stinger received 5 stars from Euro NCAP!

Cabin Luxuries

The seats in the 3.3L V6 GT variant are covered in soft Nappa leather, while the 2.0L GT-Line variant gets leather seats. Both variants will come with an 8-way power driver seat with 4-way mechanical lumbar support. The front seats are also ventilated for maximum comfort whether it’s hot or cold.

The driver has both a 7-inch LCD cluster display with important driving information, and an 8-inch floating navigation touchscreen display with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. Rounding up the cabin luxuries is a 15-speaker Harman Kardon premium speaker system.


Kia Stinger Specifications

SpecificationsKia Stinger V6 GTKia Stinger GT-Line
EngineLambda 3.3 T-GDi engineTheta II 2.0 T-GDi engine
Displacement3,342 cc1,998 cc
Max. Power370 ps @ 6,000 RPM255 ps @ 6,200 RPM
Max. Torque510 Nm @ 1,300~4,500 RPM510 Nm @ 1,300~4,500 RPM
Transmission2nd generation 8-speed rear-wheel drive automatic transmission2nd generation 8-speed rear-wheel drive automatic transmission with Centrifugal Pendulum Absorber (CPA)
Transmission ControlShift-by-Wire using Paddle Shifters
SteeringRack-mounted Motor-Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS)
Wheel19" Alloy Wheel18" Alloy Wheel
Tyre (front)Continental ContiSportContact 5
- 225/40R-19
Type (rear)Continental ContiSportContact 5
- 225/35R-19
Wheel Tread (front)1,596 mm1,596 mm
Wheel Tread (rear)1,619 mm1,647 mm
Brakes (front)13.8-inch Brembo disc brakes with quad-pistons
Brakes (rear)13.4-inch Brembo disc brakes with dual=pistons
Suspension (front)MacPherson struts with large diameter shock absorbers and aluminium strut brace
Suspension (rear)Reinforced five-link suspension
Safety SystemsVehicle Dynamic Control (VOC)
Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control (VDC)
Electronically-Controlled Suspension (ECS)
Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC)
Antilock Braking System (ABS)
Traction Control System (TCS)
Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
Blind-spot Collision Warning (BCW)
Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
Airbags7 airbags
Safety RatingEuro NCAP 5 Stars
Wheelbase2,905 mm
Length4,830 mm
Width1,870 mm
Height1,400 mm
Curb Weight1,737–1,825 kg1,638–1,720 kg
Head Room (front)974 mm
Head Room (rear)939 mm
Leg Room (front)1,083 mm
Leg Room (rear)925 mm
Shoulder Room (front)1,433 mm
Shoulder Room (rear)1,391 mm
Trunk Space406 liters
Audio System15-speaker Harmon Kardon speaker system
Driver Cluster Display7" TFT LCD
- with G force, lap times and engine oil temp
Navigation Display8" touchscreen display with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support
Wireless Smartphone ChargerYes
Electrochromic Side MirrorsYes
Seat MaterialNappa leatherLeather
Driver Seat Features8-way power adjustment, 4-way lumbar support
Interior ColourExquisite RedFlush Black
Exterior Colour OptionsHiChroma Red / Deep Chroma Blue / Panthera Metal / Aurora Black


Kia Stinger Price + Availability

The Kia Stinger is available right now in two variants, with the following OTR (On The Road) prices :

  • Kia Stinger 2.0L GT-Line : RM 239,888 / ~US$ 59,972
  • Kia Stinger 3.3L V6 GT : RM 309,888 / ~US$ 77,472

Both variants will be offered in four colour options – HiChroma Red, Deep Chroma Blue, Panthera Metal, and Aurora Black.

The Kia Stinger 2.0L GT-Line will come with a Flush Black interior, while the 3.3L V6 GT will have an Exquisite Red interior package.

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The Kia Picanto 2018 Price & Features Revealed!

Kuala Lumpur, January 10, 2018 – To kick-off the year, Naza Kia Malaysia today unveiled the much-awaited new non-national A-segment vehicle – the Kia Picanto 2018.

The third-generation Kia Picanto 2018 promises to be the most versatile in its class with an untypically futuristic new design, safety enhancements and better performance with advanced technological value-added features to fulfil the wanderlust of today’s millennials.


The 3rd Generation Kia Picanto 2018

The Kia Picanto 2018 was carefully crafted with double the proportion of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS) as compared to its predecessor. This reduces its body-in-white weight by 23 kg, while improving its tensile strength by 12%. The 8-fold use of structural adhesives also increase the bodyshell’s static torsional stiffness by 32%.

For added safety, the Kia PIcanto 2018 boasts six airbags strategically placed in front and at the side of all passengers. It also has ISOFIX baby seat mounts, rear seatbelts pretensioners and active safety systems like ABS and ESC.

For tech savvy Malaysian millennials who need to stay connected at all times, the Kia Picanto 2018 has a large ‘floating’ 7.0-inch touchscreen at the centre of the dashboard which seamlessly connects to your smartphone using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with voice recognition. Kia Picanto 2018 owners can also access their smartphone functions via the Head Unit’s user interface for music, calls, messages and directions & navigation to ensure safe arrival at the travel destination.

The Kia Picanto 2018 boasts a greater luggage capacity and better space efficiency with its foldable second row seats (60:40 split), totalling up to 1,010 litres of cargo space; a vast improvement compared to its predecessor, the 2nd-generation Picanto.

The exterior of the Kia Picanto 2018 is complemented by new bi-functional headlamps that project both high and low beams, with LED daytime running lights. For those who want their Picantos with a little more pizazz, they can opt for the optional NOVUS accessory bundles.

There will be two NOVUS accessory bundles – NOVUS X and NOVUS S, with accessories that include the NOVUS emblem, solar tint films and sporty NOVUS bodykits, as well as leather seats and a digital video recorder (DVR), amongst others.

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The Kia Picanto 2018 Price & Availability

The new Kia Picanto 2018 is available in select Kia Showrooms in Peninsular Malaysia, from 10 January 2018, with availability extending to Sabah and Sarawak in February 2018.

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The Kia Picanto 2018 will be available in five colour options – Pop Orange, Lime Light, Honey Bee, Titanium Silver and Clear White, at the following price points :

  • Kia Picanto 2018 : RM 49,888 OTR (without insurance) / ~US$ 12,472
  • Kia Picanto NOVUS S : RM 53,053 OTR (without insurance) / ~US$ 13,263
  • Kia Picanto NOVUS X : RM 55,506 OTR (without insurance) / ~US$ 13,877

Those eager to check out the new Kia Picanto can head over to the Kia on Tour Roadshow, which will be held from 10-14 January 2018 at Highstreet, One Utama.

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