Kia Stinger review

The Kia Stinger is the first serious attempt at a performance car.
The Stinger is the first serious attempt at a performance car from South Korea.

The Kia Stinger does not have the lengthy history and racing success the performance cars from the German brands are built on. But, Kia does have the design, engineering and manufacturing prowess to go head-to-head with them. The 2018 Stinger is proof on wheels. Click here to see what I think about this significant newcomer from South Korea

While it looks like a sedan, it swallows cargo like a hatchback. Because it is one. The huge, power-operated hatch is disguised as a rear window and trunk lid.

Stinger offers more for less.

This sleek, rear-drive, five-door can be equipped with a twin-turbo, 365-horsepower engine capable of propelling it from rest to 100 km/h in less than five seconds and through the standing quarter mile in less than 13 seconds — serious territory indeed.

Kia has the resources for this battle. 


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At the age of five I was already obsessed with all things automotive being able to identify the make and model of car by just the sound of its engine going down the street in front of our house in the small town on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Although I have been covering and writing about the automotive scene for more than 40 years and the light still grows brightly.