Prices for the long-awaited 2018 Kia Stinger are expected to start at $32,795 including destination fees when U.S. sales commence in December.
A company spokesperson revealed to Car and Driver that the entry-level model will use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 255 hp. Additionally, the base model will come standard with rear-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, dual-zone climate control and leather seats.
If customers want to opt for all-wheel drive, the price of the base Stinger will rise by $2,200. Prices then increase to $37,895 for the Stinger Premium with added features including an 8-inch infotainment system, a 7-inch display in the instrument cluster, a sunroof and LED headlights.
As for the much more potent Stinger GT with its 365 hp, twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6, prices will begin at approximately $39,895.
Three different trim levels of the Stinger GT will be sold. The base model has similar features to the base 2.0-liter Stinger but adds some more sporty exterior panels. For $44,395, customers can purchase the Stinger GT1 that combines the features of the regular Stinger Premium with the more aggressive styling and V6 of the GT. Last but not least will be the $50,395 Stinger GT2, complete with a limited-slip differential, head-up display, automated emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, automatic headlights, adaptive cruise control and a power-opening trunk.
Kia says it will release final pricing details for the Stinger before the end of the year.