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All-new 2018 Kia Stinger to make Canadian debut in Toronto

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MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - After stealing the show in Detroit, the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger GT will make its Canadian debut in Toronto at the 2017 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) media day on February 16, and be available for all to see February 17-26. 2017 Kia Cadenza will also make its Canadian debut, with other all-new models like the 2018 Kia Rio, 2017 Kia Niro and 2017 Kia Soul Turbo also on display.

Kia has announced that its all-new 2018 Kia Stinger GT will be making Canadian debut through the 2017 Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS) on February 16.

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT was recently shown off at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The Stinger GT is a five-passenger fastback sports sedan that redefines a segment currently populated by European automakers. The car will be offered with multiple engine and drivetrain configurations and luxurious accommodations and is likely to go on sale in the U.S. later this year. Pricing hasn?t been announced yet, but will be announced closer to the vehicle?s launch date.

Oriented longitudinally and set rearward beneath the long, sculpted hood, a choice of two turbocharged engines are available. While both engines are still under development, the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Theta II engine produces an estimated 255 horsepower at approximately 6,200 rpm. Max torque of 260 lb.-ft. is available from 1,400 - 4,000 rpm. Performance credentials are further enhanced through the available 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 Lambda II engine, which is anticipated to produce 365 horsepower at an estimated 6,000 rpm and offer max torque of 376 lb.-ft. from 1,300 - 4,500 rpm. Kia is targeting 5.1 seconds to 62 mph and a top speed of 167 mph with the twin turbocharged V6.

The Stinger grabbed a lot of eyeballs so much so that it was honored with an EyesOn Design award for Production Car Design Excellence at the NAIAS. The EyesOn Design Awards honor the best production and concept vehicles making their worldwide auto show debut at the NAIAS. This year?s categories include Concept Car; Production Car; Concept Truck; Production Truck; Innovative Use of Color, Graphics and Materials; Interior Design; User Experience Award and Designer Catalyst.

The 2018 Kia Stinger is a sport sedan dedicated to the thrill of driving while cossetting occupants in luxury. From its sleek front clip through its svelte flanks, and up to its powerful haunches, the Stinger exudes a muscular confidence. The Stinger?s stance and visual balance are designed to lend the car an air of elegance and athleticism, rather than boy-racer aggression. Inside is a purposeful cabin that is luxurious and exquisitely crafted. A strong horizontal plane across the dash presents the driver with a thick, leather-wrapped steering wheel. Front and center of the driver is a single instrument binnacle with a combination of analog and digital instrumentation.

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