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Kia Launches Stinger Sports Sedan in Korea with a Super Sexy Pricetag

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2018 Kia Stinger blue sedan car on display Chicago Auto Show

Good news if you live in Korea or have any aspirations of moving to Korea: you can buy the Kia Stinger sports sedan right now, and it’s priced to move.

According to WardsAuto, the new Stinger launched in Kia’s home country earlier this month after a launch party at the Grand Intercontinental Parnas hotel in Seoul and it has been affixed with prices between 10,000-20,000 Korean won (approximately $8,900-$17,800 USD) less than competitors like the BMW 4-Series and Audi A5 Sportback.

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Equipped with the 2.0-liter turbo, which generates an estimated 255 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, the Stinger starts at 35 million won (approximately $31,000 USD) at base and goes as high as 37.8 million won (approximately $33,500 USD) for the Platinum trim.

With the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 Lambda II, expected to offer an output of 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque, the Stinger starts at 44.6 million won (approximately $39,600 USD) for the Masters trim and tops out at 48.8 million won (approximately $43,300 USD) for the Stinger GT.

With the 2.2-liter turbodiesel, which is likely to be offered in Asian and European markets but not in the United States, the Stinger starts at 37.2 million won (approximately $33,000 USD) and rises to 40.3 million won (approximately $35,800 USD) for the Platinum trim.

A Kia spokesman told Wards that the lower price point is an effort “to appeal to buyers on (both) a rational and emotional level,” as well as to make it more attainable than rival vehicles. The same spokesman said that Kia has already notched 2,000 pre-orders for the Stinger, around 800 of which are for models equipped with the 3.3-liter twin-turbo.

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News Source: WardsAuto

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