2018 Kia Stinger road and grip traction testing in Sweden sports car

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2018 Kia Stinger Sports Car Road Test in Sweden Video

The thermometer is already showing temps in the 90s in the warmer parts of the country, but to reach the next plateau we need to head to the wintry chill of Europe.  It is there, in the frigid climes of Sweden (near the Arctic Circle) where video was shot of the road test that Kia’s first-ever sports car, the 2018 Stinger underwent, and where things really heat up!

Read on for that sweet video footage, and to see specs of the 2018 Stinger sports car that has already won awards for its design!

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Details of the Road Test in Sweden

The reason why the Stinger was road tested in Sweden in temperatures that dipped as low as minus 35 degrees, was to ensure the car could handle extreme temperatures and low-grip surfaces.

Thanks to the Stinger’s ability to handle icy surfaces and hairpin turns, once you step inside this performance car, you’ll feel like James Bond.

In addition, the Stinger is a Gran Turismo vehicle, which means it’s got the ability and horsepower to go very fast but also has the space for a comfortable ride on a long-distance trip!

Release Date of the 2018 Kia Stinger

The Stinger will be on lots in the U.S. in the second half of 2017.

As news comes in or as models start appearing on the lot, we will keep you apprised here of Stinger updates on the Friendly Kia blog.

2018 Kia Stinger road test and release date sports car 8-speed transmission
2018 Kia Stinger road test and release date sports car concept sketch

Features of the 2018 Stinger

  • All-wheel drive, sporty suspension.
  • 8-speed automatic transmission.
  • Two engine options:
    • 3.3L Lambda II with 365 HP.
    • 2.0L Theta II with 255 HP.
  • Electronically-adjustable suspension.
  • Drive mode select system.
  • Speeds in excess of 150 MPH in European road testing.
  • Cars.com Best in Show award: 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).
  • EyesOn Design award: 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

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