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    Kia Stinger 2017

    2017 Kia Stinger

    rear-wheel-drive sports saloon powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 engine
    http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/mo...-takes-audi-s4







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    Wait, how has a car never been called a Stinger? It's a fantastic name.

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    Looks great from the rear 3/4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aston Martin View Post
    Wait, how has a car never been called a Stinger? It's a fantastic name.
    There was an old Pontiac concept called Stinger but it's probably best forgotten.

    I generally like this, I certainly like the concept of newcomers to the RWD sports saloon market. The same is good, I see a bit of Jaguar in the shape and a lot of VXR8 in the front end. I'm wondering what the point of the rear clusters extending down the body is though, they don't seem to light up. Shame because they remind me of the old Maserati 3200 GT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aston Martin View Post
    Wait, how has a car never been called a Stinger? It's a fantastic name.
    Don't you play GTA?

    Looks damn good to me.
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    Holy shit, that car looks AMAZING. Dat interior... Plus like the others have said, Stinger is a fantastic name. Will it get a North American release?

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    Not bad looking on the outside, but the interior looks kinda underwhelming. Given the choice, I'd easily choose the Alfa Giulia over this (being completely unbiased of course )

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt2000 View Post
    I'm wondering what the point of the rear clusters extending down the body is though, they don't seem to light up. Shame because they remind me of the old Maserati 3200 GT.
    I'd say sidemarkers because 'Murica.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aston Martin View Post
    Wait, how has a car never been called a Stinger? It's a fantastic name.
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    It looks pretty nice, but I keep seeing all sorts of other recent cars in it's design - A7, Giulia, Granturismo, GT86 and a touch of Panamera. It isn't really it's own.

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    This should be a big winner for Kia if interior quality is at least semi-decent and the price isn't too outlandish for the brand. Nobody who looks at a Kia cares if the design is derivative.
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    Yenko had a tuned Corvair they called the Stinger.

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    God I hope they had sway bars fitted on that thing.
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    It looks really nice, but I'm almost certain this design is going to date very quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCE View Post
    Holy shit, that car looks AMAZING. Dat interior... Plus like the others have said, Stinger is a fantastic name. Will it get a North American release?

    Yes: http://www.kia.com/us/en/content/veh...s/2018-stinger
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    The problem with this car is the hideous "KIA" badge, it's such an eyesore. I'm going to get an Alfa Giulia instead though, when the time comes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino View Post
    This should be a big winner for Kia if interior quality is at least semi-decent and the price isn't too outlandish for the brand. Nobody who looks at a Kia cares if the design is derivative.
    According to the Autocar article, it'll be similar in price to a top-spec Sorento, so $46k/£49k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blayde View Post
    from the rear "We alfa now, with a hint of dodge"
    I was thinking more Audi A7 that got stung by a bee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickhamilton620 View Post
    Sweet! After thinking aboit it the V6 twin turbo needs a little more power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IceBone View Post
    I was thinking more Audi A7 that got stung by a bee.
    So now it's an Alpina?
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