Limited edition KIA Stinger GTS breaks cover

By CARSIFU | 25 April 2019


NEW YORK: Kia Motors America unveiled a new limited edition Stinger GTS with a newly-developed dynamic all-wheel drive system (D-AWD)

Limited to just 800 units, it is said that the Stinger's D-AWD system is also peppered with rear-wheel drive DNA.

This system tries to close the gap in behaviour between the AWD-equipped and RWD-equipped Stinger GT.

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Mechanical limited slip rear differential is added to the D-AWD system, which is designed to enhance traction and distribute power more evenly between the rear wheels when slip is detected.

The Drive Mode Select amplifies rear-biased dynamics where Comfort mode sends 60% of power to the rear for a feeling of stability.

Sport mode sends 80% of power to the rear for more spirited driving while Drift mode sends up to 100% of power to the rear wheels and holds gears without upshifting.

The new Control Logic system detects slip control, counter steer, transmission shift pattern and stability control.

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Available in either D-AWD or RWD, the Stinger GTS maintains the Stinger GT’s potent powertrain - a 3.3-litre V6 twin turbo engine with 365hp and 510Nm managed by an eight-speed automatic transmission.

There's a number of exterior and interior enhancements tailored to make it look ready for time on the track or carving hairpin turns.

This includes exclusive “Federation” premium orange paint colour, centre Stinger emblem that replaces the Kia logo, GTS rear emblem, genuine carbon fibre parts that outline the signature tiger-nose grille, side mirror caps and side vents.

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Inside, the steering wheel and centre console are wrapped in Alcantara, while the headliner is blanketed in premium suede-like Chamude.

As part of the GTS treatment, the limited edition fastback includes a sunroof, 720W Harman Kardon audio system with Quantum Logic and Clari-Fi signal enhancing technology as well as a wireless charger for compatible smartphones.

In terms of pricing, the GTS starts its price hike from USD$44,000 (RM185,000) for the RWD and around USD$46,500 (RM195,000) for the D-AWD.

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