New Kia Stinger GTS revealed in New York

The US-only Kia Stinger GTS introduces a drift mode to the grand tourer – a function prone to prolong to straightforward Stinger GT fashions when up to date in 2020.

Whereas Stingers offered in worldwide markets just like the UK are solely offered in rear-wheel-drive type, four-wheel drive is on the market in another markets. Nonetheless, this limited-edition Stinger GTS has a newly developed dynamic all-wheel-drive system that provides drift mode – a function common with house owners of efficiency vehicles.

Kia stated that regardless of the accolades the Stinger has obtained, R&D boss Albert Biermann “strived for extra.” The result’s a brand new model of the Stinger’s four-wheel-drive system “peppered with rear-wheel drive DNA.” Referred to as D-AWD, it’s meant to shut the hole in behaviour between the present AWD and RWD Stinger GTs.

The D-AWD system has a mechanical limited-slip rear differential. There are three completely different drive modes; Drift mode sends all energy to the rear wheels and holds gears with out shifting up, whereas Sport mode sends 80 % of energy to the rear and Consolation mode sends 60 % to the rear.

The Stinger GTS makes use of the identical powertrain as the usual Stinger – a Three.Three-litre twin-turbo V6 with 370hp and 510Nm of torque, paired to an Eight-speed computerized gearbox.

Revealed on the New York motor present, the particular version mannequin, which is restricted to 800 models, has vibrant orange paint, makes use of carbon-fibre components across the 'tiger nostril' grille and aspect vents and will get a GTS rear emblem. Inside, the steering wheel and centre console are trimmed in Alcantara, whereas it additionally encompasses a sunroof and Harman Kardon audio system.

Whereas the Kia Stinger was showcased in India at the previous Auto Expo and as part of Kia’s street exhibits throughout the nation, the mannequin’s India launch is but unconfirmed. The Korean firm will start its journey in India with the production-spec Kia SP2i SUV, which is predicted to go on sale in August 2019.

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