Bite me if you can: test drive the Kia Stinger

Bite me if you can: test drive the Kia Stinger

That Kia will release something similar, it became clear a few years ago. To invite the German designers and engineers and not to make a “bomber” car, even for the company’s image? No, the Korean charged hatchback and sedan with GT badging is a separate song, rather, a traditional warm-up hooked on the brand audience.

Under a new audience

Stinger presented in 2017 in Geneva after the furore in the States – a thing of an entirely different caliber, and seems quite promising with its audience. A loaded liftback for four or five seats still marketing ploy — is a specific philosophy as the owner and his family.

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Fit yourself under the leather armchair, the scope of the side holders which will fit even the driver with a wrestling back touch the joystick and slowly move. No jerks, only barely visible and, as it seemed too hasty switching of proprietary 8-speed automatic.

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The concept of “hidden features” fit and applied design AWD made with priority to the rear axle. Forgive me for the comparison, but a similar scheme from the same Jaguar that will clearly appeal to fans to fill the car turn-in gas, only for much less money.

In fact, the work of the AWD I really felt only when I went outright failure of the stern. However, to bring to him, Stinger need to dramatically spur, and preferably with the steering wheel turned. Of course, not on a public road. For a moment, and up to 50% of torque is immediately thrown forward, as far as possible stabilizing the trajectory.

For the safety of the car, stinger, Stinger if to translate inton (and for someone — “Sheila”) stands out a number of well known electronic systems, and passive safety at it all in norm, including the rigid body with the use of steel in hot forging and seven airbags.

By the way, is redundant “autopilot” electronics fastmake is not provided, but for convenience functions like ventilation front seats heated rear and third zone climate control and you can pay. Although you can do without it, choosing a base, rear-wheel drive version of the car with the same Theta II engine, just derated to 197 horsepower, or the same, 247-strong, but a hundred thousand more. The first promise in the near future, not only in the price list, but in all dealerships.

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