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What features/options would you like to see in the next Stinger?

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#1
List off what options and features you would like to see in the next Kia Stinger?
 
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What I Drive
2018 Kia Stinger GT2
#2
Active seat bolsters
 
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2018 Stinger GT2 AWD
#3
Dual mode exhaust (not piped in like now)
Dynamic awd like the GTS
Infotainment system that actually works



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2018 Kia Stinger GT2
#4
More phone supported App features
 

CKeeler

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#5
Dual mode exhaust (not piped in like now)
Dynamic awd like the GTS
Infotainment system that actually works



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I think the 2020 models have the D-AWD available. Unless I read the new brochure wrong
 
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Sydney
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Australia
What I Drive
MY20 Stinger GT
#6
Active seat bolsters
We already get those on the GT in Australia (if we put the car in sports mode, the bolsters tighten up). I am sure other markets get it on some models too.
 
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'19 Stinger GT RWD | '66 VW Beetle
#8
!@#$!@#$%!#@$#%#@%@!$#%@$#%!$% MANUAL TRANSMISSION!
 

Stiletto

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What I Drive
2019 Kia Stinger GT
#10
Remote features through the UVO app, e.g. lock/unlock, location, remote start, etc., in North America.
 

spider55

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2019 stinger GT1
#11
More HP & an sport+ mode, a dual clutch an faster shifting transmission, better suspension, like every mode you switch to it changes the dynamic's of the suspension. lighten up the car, maybe 3500 pounds & better gas millage, there are V8's out their that get better gas millage then the Stinger..
 
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#12
6-speed, more color options and 400hp would be nice.
 

edge9421

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#13
I love my Stinger, but these details would have made it more perfect:

• Eliminate dark notch in headlight beam and raise up a few degrees so I can see more than 30 feet ahead.
• Remember the driving mode between restarts.
• Remember the setting for engine stop-start (ISG) between restarts.
• Remember setting for auto-hold between restarts.
• Close button on underside of hatch should be on driver side (left-USA) so I can reach it when backed into a space in a parking garage (close to wall).
• Stronger fan for cooled seats.
• UVO features that aren’t lobotomized (why didn’t USA get useful features like remote start via UVO like other countries?)
• Wireless apple car play, because I use my own magnetic windshield mount with wireless charging and never use a cord.
• Wifi/cellular in the car so UVO doesn’t need my phone plugged in to function. See previous about never using a cord.
• A nav system that doesn’t block operation while driving so my passenger can make adjustments.
• Lifetime map updates, because $175 every couple years is ridiculous. I’ll probably never update my maps because of this and keep using Google maps on my phone.
• Shorter following gap for adaptive cruise to prevent all the rush hour traffic from cutting me off.
• Manually shifting gears would be far more useful if there was a mode where it completely turned off automatic shifting unless actually redlining or lugging. When I'm shifting manually I don't want any automatic shifting, but it's a good compromise to have the auto-shifting if the RPM's are unsuitable for the current gear.
• Paddle shifters are cool, but they are inconvenient while steering through tight curves. It would be useful to give the drive selector handle a left/right toggle for manual shifting.
• Better visibility out the back window. Can’t tell if a car is behind me until they are on my bumper, and can’t see the light bar on police cars until they light it up and flood my car with the insanely bright lights.
• Would love to have access to video from all 5 built-in cameras to record my drives.


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2018 Silver Kia Stinger GT
#14
I'd love to see more factory/dealer performance options that's backed by a factory warranty.
 
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CKeeler

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#15
I love my Stinger, but these details would have made it more perfect:

• Eliminate dark notch in headlight beam and raise up a few degrees so I can see more than 30 feet ahead.
• Remember the driving mode between restarts.
• Remember the setting for engine stop-start (ISG) between restarts.
• Remember setting for auto-hold between restarts.
• Close button on underside of hatch should be on driver side (left-USA) so I can reach it when backed into a space in a parking garage (close to wall).
• Stronger fan for cooled seats.
• UVO features that aren’t lobotomized (why didn’t USA get useful features like remote start via UVO like other countries?)
• Wireless apple car play, because I use my own magnetic windshield mount with wireless charging and never use a cord.
• Wifi/cellular in the car so UVO doesn’t need my phone plugged in to function. See previous about never using a cord.
• A nav system that doesn’t block operation while driving so my passenger can make adjustments.
• Lifetime map updates, because $175 every couple years is ridiculous. I’ll probably never update my maps because of this and keep using Google maps on my phone.
• Shorter following gap for adaptive cruise to prevent all the rush hour traffic from cutting me off.
• Manually shifting gears would be far more useful if there was a mode where it completely turned off automatic shifting unless actually redlining or lugging. When I'm shifting manually I don't want any automatic shifting, but it's a good compromise to have the auto-shifting if the RPM's are unsuitable for the current gear.
• Paddle shifters are cool, but they are inconvenient while steering through tight curves. It would be useful to give the drive selector handle a left/right toggle for manual shifting.
• Better visibility out the back window. Can’t tell if a car is behind me until they are on my bumper, and can’t see the light bar on police cars until they light it up and flood my car with the insanely bright lights.
• Would love to have access to video from all 5 built-in cameras to record my drives.


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The shifter in the GT and GT1 package has manual shifting up and down in manual mode
 
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#16
Make the 3.3t standard for everyone lol
 

edge9421

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#17
The shifter in the GT and GT1 package has manual shifting up and down in manual mode
I have a GT2 and in manual mode it will still shift gears up or down automatically if you don’t manually change gears. It simply does it too early for my taste. If I’m in manual mode I like to run the rpm’s high before shifting sometimes. I especially don’t want it shifting in the middle of a drift and screwing it up. Manual mode is really just a “suggestion” to the automatic transmission of what gear you’d like to be in, but it’s going to do what it wants.


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CKeeler

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I have a GT2 and in manual mode it will still shift gears up or down automatically if you don’t manually change gears. It simply does it too early for my taste. If I’m in manual mode I like to run the rpm’s high before shifting sometimes. I especially don’t want it shifting in the middle of a drift and screwing it up. Manual mode is really just a “suggestion” to the automatic transmission of what gear you’d like to be in, but it’s going to do what it wants.


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I thought I had heard there was an update that can be done that offers full manual mode for the electronic shifter. Maybe it was just that the 2019s offer it
 

edge9421

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#19
I thought I had heard there was an update that can be done that offers full manual mode for the electronic shifter. Maybe it was just that the 2019s offer it
That would be great, but I haven’t seen it. I have a 2019, so it’s not something that comes with it. I think the special edition orange Sport model has it to allow for drifting. Maybe that’s what you heard about?


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MY20 Stinger GT
#20
Apparently putting the car in sports mode and disabling ESC puts the gearbox in manual mode.
 


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