2019 Kia Stinger GTS: A Drift-Comfortable, All-Wheel-Drive, Restricted Version Sports activities Sedan

Kia unveiled a particular version of its long-legged, surprisingly in style Stinger sports activities sedan on the 2019 New York Worldwide Auto Present referred to as the GTS. Solely 800 samples will probably be made and it appears to have been designed for individuals who cannot actually determine between the steadiness of the all-wheel-drive Stinger and the rear-wheel-drive drift missile model. Despite the fact that the Stinger GTS is technically obtainable in each rear- and all-wheel-drive, the AWD automotive is the one you will be focused on. Kia really calls it "D-AWD" (the primary D stands for dynamic) and it follows within the footsteps of the Ford Focus RS and BMW's newest M5 in that includes a drift mode that sends all the facility to its rear axle. Drift mode additionally makes positive the transmission holds gears and would not routinely upshift, ruining your gnarly energy slides.  D-AWD additionally features a mechanical limited-slip differential that apparently improves traction and distributes torque "extra evenly" between the 2 rear wheels when the automotive detects slip. Programming for the Stinger's slip management, countersteer detection, transmission, and stability management have additionally been tweaked. The Stinger GTS's goes largely unchanged, retaining the GT's Three.Three-liter twin-turbo V-6 pumping out 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, and mates to an eight-speed computerized transmission.  Cosmetically, Kia has gussied up the Stinger GTS with an unique orange paint job and carbon fiber on its entrance grille, facet mirrors, and facet vents. The trunk-lid Kia badge has been swapped for a Stinger emblem whereas Alcantara on the steering wheel and middle console, in addition to an imitation-suede headliner, set the GTS aside from lesser Stingers on the within.  Upping the restricted version sedan's worth quotient is a sunroof, 720-watt Harman/Kardon audio, and wi-fi charging. The Kia Stinger GTS will begin at $44,000 for the everlasting RWD mannequin and $46,500 for the part-time RWD-enabled D-AWD.