More technology, power and safety for the improved Kia Stinger

New design packages for Kia’s Gran Turismo Fastback sports sedan
New 2.5-liter T-GDi “ Smartstream ” launched for Korea, United States and Mexico
New variable exhaust valve for improved 3.3-liter T-GDi exhaust tone in several markets
Updated technologies with 10.25-inch “ connected ” infotainment system
Improved safety features include new blind spot view monitor
Upgraded model on sale worldwide from Q3 2020
The updated Kia Stinger is revealed in detail for the first time today, with the high-performance fastback sport sedan getting a range of upgrades to amplify its gran turismo character.

In addition to its refreshed design, revealed earlier this month, the upgraded Kia Stinger includes the latest driver assistance and safety features from Kia, as well as improved interior packaging for more space and comfort. . For North America, the upgraded model is also now offered with a new 2.5-liter “Smartstream” turbocharged gasoline engine.

“The Stinger remains the flagship of the Kia brand, nearly a decade after we first unveiled the Kia GT Concept in 2011. It remains our most driver-oriented car and is capable of driving many times. great distances with comfort and style, ”said Thomas Schemera, product division manager at Hyundai Motor Group. “The improved model builds on the Stinger’s well-established grand touring ethos, with a renewed sense of design, new powertrains and technologies, and greater ease of use further enhancing its appeal to buyers on the road. markets around the world.

The new Kia Stinger will go on sale in Korea in the third quarter of 2020, with sales expected to begin in many of Kia’s global markets later in the year.

New 2.5-liter T-GDi added to high-performance powertrain line-up

The upgraded Stinger offers a revised lineup of three powerful turbocharged gasoline engines, in line with its reputation as the most performance-oriented car Kia makes. Each engine delivers quick acceleration and quick responses to driver feedback, while providing a refined grand touring experience for regular cruises.

A new engine has been added to the Stinger lineup exclusively for North American customers. The new 2.5-liter “Smartstream” T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection) engine sits directly between the two existing gasoline powertrains, producing 304 hp at 5,800 rpm. The maximum torque of the new four-cylinder engine, 422 Nm, is accessible from 1,650-4,000 rpm, making it easy for drivers to build and maintain speed in all conditions.

The most powerful engine in the Stinger lineup, a 3.3-liter T-GDi twin-turbo V6 from Kia’s Lambda engine family, remains unchanged except for a new electronic variable exhaust valve system * . This features a small butterfly valve in the exhaust that opens and closes, producing a more prominent and deeper exhaust note in Sport driving modes, or a quieter, more subdued exhaust note in Eco mode. or Comfort. In addition to improving sound quality, the revised exhaust gas flow path helps release an additional 3 ps from the engine (for a total of 373 ps at 6000 rpm). Its torque of 510 Nm is accessible from 1300 to 4500 rpm, giving the Stinger effortless performance everywhere.

The 2.0-liter ‘Theta’ turbocharged four-cylinder engine, also available since the car’s launch in 2017, is unchanged, producing 255 hp at 6,200 rpm and torque of 353 Nm from 1,400 to 4,000 rpm. min.

All three engines are mated to a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, matching the car’s long-legged gran turismo personality.

New widescreen infotainment systems and digital pilot screens

At the center of the Stinger’s upgraded cabin is an improved touchscreen infotainment system, delivering new features to meet changing customer expectations for in-car technology.

Depending on market and specs, the upgraded Stinger is now available with a new optional 10.25-inch touchscreen. Bluetooth multiple connection allows users to connect up to two mobile devices at the same time – one for hands-free phone and multimedia use; the other for media use only. Its advanced split-screen display allows users to control or monitor different vehicle features simultaneously, customizing the screen with a series of different widgets. The 10.25-inch system offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, along with a voice control system for many of the car’s features, such as heating and ventilation, audio, and navigation.

A new 8.0-inch touchscreen with a narrow-bezel design is also available, replacing the old 7.0-inch system. Depending on the market, the larger display also offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay wireless connectivity.

Drivers have a choice of two instrument cluster displays, depending on vehicle specifications. The standard 3.5-inch mono-TFT cluster is now replaced by a larger 4.2-inch TFT color LCD cluster, providing improved visibility and showing a wider range of information to the driver. In addition, a fully digital 7.0-inch high-resolution “ Supervision ” cluster is available – a color screen with vivid graphics for different driving modes, providing clear information to the driver.

Technologies to improve everyday usability

The upgraded Stinger has a series of new “connected car” features to improve convenience for owners in many countries. Depending on the market and vehicle specifications, among these technologies is a remote engine start system, which allows owners to start their cars remotely using the Stinger’s smart key.

In some markets, Kia’s UVO app can be used to remotely pre-activate the Stinger’s seat heating and ventilation functions, creating a comfortable temperature before entering the car and avoiding the inconvenience of sitting on a seat. hot or cold seat.

New ADAS technologies to help drivers and protect passengers

The upgraded Kia Stinger incorporates the same Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) it previously offered, along with a host of new features and updates to provide even better protection for the driver, passengers and operators. other road users.

Depending on the market and vehicle specifications, the Stinger’s ADAS range is complete, with many existing systems recently updated:

Forward Collision Avoidance Assistant (FCA) now provides protection when turning across the road at a junction by identifying oncoming traffic on the other side of the road. In addition, it offers an increased activation range when detecting a vehicle, pedestrian or cyclist
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) is now able to detect the edge of a road, as well as the lines of the road, providing assistance to the steering to prevent the driver from leaving their lane without signaling.
Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA) offers an improvement over the existing Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW). Instead of just warning drivers of cars in adjacent lanes on the freeway, BCA helps drivers avoid a potential collision by applying differential braking.
For Europe, the upgraded Stinger now features Intelligent Speed ​​Limit Assistance (ISLA) based on traffic sign recognition
Driver Attention Warning (DAW) now has an increased operating speed of up to 210 km / h, and also alerts drivers if they do not notice the car in front is moving away from a stop
Navigation-based Intelligent Cruise Control (NSCC) helps bypass curved sections of a freeway, automatically reducing vehicle speed to an appropriate level before entering the curve. It returns to the original speed when the vehicle leaves the curve
A similar update was made to reverse out of parking areas, with Rear Cross Collision Avoidance (RCCA) Assist now helping to avoid collisions with crossing vehicles in reverse (previously, the system warned the driver only).
The following new ADAS technologies and handy features have been added to the Stinger for the first time:

Safety Exit Warning (SEW) detects vehicles coming from behind on either side of the Stinger when they are parked and stopped, alerting occupants with an audible and visual warning if they attempt to open the door by reverse.
Kia’s advanced Blind Spot Vision Monitor (BVM) technology acts as a “second pair of eyes” for drivers by eliminating blind spots on the driver’s left and right side. It displays a high-resolution video stream in the “Supervision” digital instrument panel if the driver indicates to change lanes with another vehicle in his blind spot. Video feed comes from discreet wide-angle lenses hidden under the exterior mirror housings, giving drivers a wider viewing angle of their blind spots
Lane Keeping Assist (LFA) helps the vehicle stay in the center of its lane
Freeway Driving Assistance (HDA) helps maintain a set distance from the vehicle ahead on the freeway and keep the car in the center of its lane, even on a curved road
Rear Occupant Alert (ROA) alerts the driver if they leave pets or children behind when exiting the car

* Electronic variable exhaust valve fitted as standard on all 3.3-liter T-GDi models except those sold in Europe and Russia (which produce 370 ps at 6000 rpm and 510 Nm on 1300 at 4500 rpm)

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