Kia’s hotly anticipated Stinger sports sedan will go up against the best of the best, from BMW, Audi, and Lexus.
I tested the car in the San Francisco Bay Area for a few days.
The Stinger blew me away.
South Korean carmaker Kia is better known for slightly offbeat, value-oriented cars than for high-performance wheels, but that changed with the introduction last year of the Stinger.
It was the toast of the auto-show circuit and a clear play on Kia’s part to redefine the brand with a classic “halo” car — in this case, a rear-wheel-drive, go-fast machine with a game-changing exterior design and a very inviting price tag, relative to the upmarket competition. We’re talking ten grand or more less than a German sports sled.
We were absolutely salivating over the Stinger, so when I recently traveled to the West Coast and escaped the miseries of winter in the New York metro area, I jumped at the chance to spend a few days behind the wheel. Here’s how it went:
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Let’s start with the obvious: this is an absolutely stunning set of wheels. Kia design chief Peter Schreyer intended it to evoke the great …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology