Kia has long been known for outstanding reliability and excellent build quality. In recent years cutting-edge design has increasing played a part in the brand’s success. However, the production of exciting Grand Tourers is not something Kia is known for, well that’s up until now……
NK Motor Group, the East Midlands’ largest Kia retailer, held a special preview of Kia’s very latest model on Friday 11th August at their showroom. In extremely high demand, the sales team had access to Kia’s first GT car for just five hours, during which the showroom filled with both invited guests and passersby drawn into the dealership by the all-new Kia Stinger’s stunningly sleek lines.
NK Motor Group’s Sandy Kumar, sales executive at Chilwell says: “It was the first and only Stinger on UK shores. After it had come straight from testing by the teams from both Top Gear and The Grand Tour. NK Motor Group is one of few Kia dealers in the country to be able to sell the Kia Stinger. Each retailer will have an allocation of just 12 cars annually, so the Stinger is set to be rather exclusive.”
Sandy continues: “It’s been five-years in the making. Styled by ex-Audi stylist Peter Schreyer, and designed by Gregory Guillaume, Chief Designer at Kia Motors Europe, the new Kia Stinger is hugely impressive in every way, from the way it looks and handles to its comprehensive levels of equipment. A car such this requires powerful brakes so Kia has fitted the best in the business – Brembo. It’s powered by a magnificent range of brand-new engines designed and developed by a team of engineers who formerly worked for BMW’s high performance ‘M’ Sport Division. Its handling has been tuned and fully-tested on the famous German Nürburgring with its tortuous twisty circuit.”
The Kia Stinger comes with three powerplant choices, a 2.0-litre 255ps petrol engine, a 2.2-litre 200ps diesel-turbo unit and the top-of-the-range 3.3-litre V6 Twin-Turbo producing an astonishing 370 PS (365hp). The latter engine propels the Stinger to 60mph from rest in just 4.9 seconds! All power units are mated to a quick and smooth-changing 8-speed automatic transmission with gear-change paddles on either side of the steering wheel. Head-Up display, 360-degree camera and Lane Departure System all come as standard fitment. What’s more, the Stinger is covered by the brand’s industry-leading 7-year manufacturer warranty!
Sandy Kumar says: “We’ve had an overwhelmingly positive response from those who were present at the time of the Stinger’s unveiling. The Stinger will be officially launched this November but we’ve already taken an order from one of our regular customers who said that he just had to have one. Why not find out more about the Kia Stinger by calling in to see us at NK Motor Group?”