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    KIA offers full manual over-ride on 2019 Stinger

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    ONE OF THE KEY criticisms with the Kia Stinger has been that the automatic transmission, when Sport mode is selected, will automatically upshift when it reaches redline. But, Kia Europe has confirmed that, following feedback from journalists, the MY19 Stinger will feature a recalibrated transmission allowing full manual control of the transmission by the driver via the flappy paddles when Sport mode is selected.

    But, there's a but…at this stage, it looks like Australian Stinger buyers will miss out on this tweaked transmission, indeed, an email seen by Practical Motoring confirms the manual over-ride will be for Europe only. Practical Motoring did reach out to Kia Australia more than a month ago who referred our question to head office in Korea. We are still waiting to hear back.

    Beyond the transmission, European buyers, and this is likely to trickle down to Australian cars too, will get a frameless 8.0-inch infotainment screen with a stainless-steel insert added to the cargo area. Kia UK is also looking at a new exhaust system like the cost-optional exhaust that's already available to Australian Stinger buyers.
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    Hopefully they can do a software update for us in the States too.

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    Will this make it to the 2019 USA Stingers too? So far, if I understand the article correctly, I'm guessing no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasStinger View Post
    Hopefully they can do a software update for us in the States too.
    They better do the update for all existing Stingers. No excuse not to as it's just software.

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    Agreed

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    If it's just a software update then why not?

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but the transmission already offers a full manual mode. Or is this only applicable to the electronic shifter?

 

 

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