На автосалоне в Нью-Йорке Kia представила лимитированную версию Stinger GTS с карбоновыми деталями и дрифт-режимом в полноприводной трансмиссии.

Представленный в 2017 году фастбэк Kia Stinger получил новую модификацию. На автосалоне в Нью-Йорке дебютировал Kia Stinger GTS, который выпустят тиражом всего в 800 экземпляров.

2019 Kia Stinger GTS

Основным отличием новинки стал особый полный привод D-AWD, получивший режим для дрифта. Новый механический задний дифференциал с ограниченным проскальзыванием помогает распределению мощности между левым и правым колёсами. Ну а при желании водителя до 100% тяги может быть передано на заднюю ось.

Галерея: 2019 Kia Stinger GTS

С учётом возможности дрифта были перенастроены электронные системы безопасности и алгоритм работы коробки передач, который не позволит во время заноса перейти на повышенную ступень. Кроме технических изменений Stinger GTS получил также карбоновые детали на кузове, особые шильдики и эксклюзивный оранжевый цвет, недоступный для других версий этой модели Kia.

Выпуск Kia Stinger GTS начнётся весной 2019 года. Модель можно будет приобрести как с задним, так и с полным приводом.

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SPECIAL EDITION STINGER GTS – ENTHUSIASTS REJOICE

Limited Edition Stinger GTS Breaks Cover In New York with Dynamic AWD Tech, Racier Looks

  • Newly developed dynamic all-wheel drive system adds drift mode
  • Bright orange paint color and genuine carbon fiber parts enhance the GTS treatment
  • Limited production

 

NEW YORK, April 17, 2019 – Since its debut nearly two years ago, the Kia Stinger has quickly become a crowd favorite, and at the New York International Auto Show, Kia Motors America gave driving purists yet another compelling reason to check out Kia’s highest performing sport sedan. Limited to just 800 units, the special edition Stinger GTS[i] punches up its on-road prowess with a newly developed dynamic all-wheel drive system[ii] (D-AWD) that inspires more spirited driving. With sport-inspired styling elements including genuine carbon fiber parts and a splashy new color that demands even more attention, the limited edition GTS is the one automotive enthusiasts will be lining up to drive.

Closing the Gap

During its short time on the market, the Stinger has established itself as a true competitor in the sport sedan segment with performance figures strong enough to embarrass its German rivals. Along the way, it has also redefined the Kia brand and consumer perception. But with all the praise and accolades the Stinger has received, Albert Biermann, head of research and development, strived for more. The result is a new version of the Stinger’s all-wheel-drive system peppered with rear-wheel drive DNA. Dubbed D-AWD, the system has been tweaked to close the gap in behavior between the AWD-equipped and RWD-equipped Stinger GT.

  • 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
  • Drive Mode Select amplifies rear-biased dynamics
    • Comfort mode sends 60 percent of power to the rear for feeling of stability
    • Sport mode sends 80 percent of power to the rear for more spirited driving
    • Drift mode sends up to 100 percent of power to the rear wheels and holds gears without upshifting
  • New Control Logic
    • Slip Control and Counter Steer Detection
    • Transmission Shift Pattern
    • Stability Control

 

Available in either D-AWD or RWD, the Stinger GTS maintains the Stinger GT’s potent powertrain underneath the hood.

  • 3-liter V6 twin turbo
    • 365 horsepower
    • 376 lb-ft of torque
  • 8-speed automatic transmission

 

The Hot Spot in the Stinger Lineup

Aside from what lies beneath, the GTS shows it’s not your average Stinger thanks to a number of exterior and interior enhancements tailored to make it look ready for time on the track or carving hairpin turns.

Exterior enhancements include:

  • Exclusive “Federation” premium orange paint color
  • Genuine carbon fiber parts that outline the signature tiger nose grille, side mirror caps and side vents
  • GTS rear emblem
  • Center Stinger emblem replaces the Kia logo on the trunk lid for more custom appearance

Inside, the Stinger GTS adds more premium materials befitting of a true driver’s car.

  • Steering wheel and center console swathed in Alcantara®[iii]
  • Headliner blanketed in premium suede-like Chamude®[iv]

 

Handsomely and Affordably Equipped

 

Value continues to be pillar for the Stinger GTS, with lots of tech, creature comforts and driver assistance systems[v]. As part of the GTS treatment, the limited edition fastback includes:

 

  • Sunroof
  • 720-watt Harman/Kardon[vi] premium audio system with QuantumLogic[vii] and Clari-Fi[viii] signal enhancing technology
  • Wireless charger for compatible smartphones

 

Keeping it competitive, the Stinger GTS hits the sweet spot in terms of pricing. With a start of production planned for this spring, the limited edition GTS is expected to have an MSRP[ix] starting around $44,000 for RWD and around $46,500 for D-AWD.

 

About Kia Motors America

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Kia Motors America continues to top quality surveys and is recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Brands and 50 Best Global Green Brands by Interbrand.  Kia serves as the "Official Automotive Partner" of the NBA and offers a complete range of vehicles sold through a network of nearly 800 dealers in the U.S., including cars and SUVs proudly assembled in West Point, Georgia.*

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[i] Stinger GTS is expected Spring 2019 with limited availability.

[ii] No system, no matter how advanced, can compensate for all driver error and/or driving conditions. Always drive safely

[iii] Alcantara is a registered trademark of Alcantara S.p.A

[iv] Chamude is a registered trademark of Kolon Industries, Inc

[v] Driver assistance systems are not substitutes for safe driving, and may not detect all objects around the vehicle. Always drive safely and use caution.

[vi] Harman/Kardon is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.

[vii] QuantumLogic is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.

[viii] Clari-Fi is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.

[ix] MSRP excludes destination and handling, taxes, title, license fees, options and retailer charges.  Actual prices set by retailer and may vary.