KIA Stinger GT Confirmed For 2020 In Nepalese Market
Kia will soon make its foray into the Nepalese market with a set of new vehicles, previewed at the Auto Expo, in Greater Noida. While there is still time before it starts operations in Nepal, the company has showcased its wide range of vehicles, most of which will be launched in future. The Kia Stinger GT sports sedan was also displayed at the biennial event, which is also claimed to be the most powerful and fastest production car by the Korean car giant so far. As for the Kia Stinger GT price in Nepal is yet to be confirmed.
The Kia Stinger GT is built on the same chassis which is used in the Hyundai Genesis, albeit, it has been shortened for the Kia Stinger GT. The face of the Kia Stinger GT 2018 features LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs, a tiger nose grille and wide air dams on the front bumper with vertical air intakes on either side. The Toyota Yaris images give a peek into the sedan’s styling that seems to be copiously inspired by Corollla.
The sports sedan is offered with three engine options in the international markets which includes a 244bhp, 2.0-litre turbo petrol, a 197bhp, 2.2-litre turbocharged diesel and the higher capacity 365bhp, 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol unit. All these engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox that direct power to the rear wheels.
On the inside, the sedan gets low-slung and contoured bucket seats in front. Rear offers enough space to seat three adults, if need be. In tandem with its premium character, the fully-loaded top-spec variant gets Nappaupholstery. It houses an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Satellite navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Additionally, it features a 15-speaker audio set-up sourced from Harman/Kardon Audio system.
The Kia Stinger GT specifications for the Nepalese market might vary, compared to its international version. Out of the three engine options, the spec variant in Nepal could only get the 3.3-litre petrol unit. While in terms of mileage, expect this engine to deliver on par with rivals in the segment.
As mentioned above, Kia could choose to launch Stinger GT in Nepal with the potent 3.3-litre petrol unit. However, it is yet not clear if Kia will calibrate the unit to suit the Nepalese conditions, hence it is too mature to comment on the performance for the upcoming sedan.
Expect Kia to equip it well with primary safety tech including multiple airbags, ABS, ESC, hill-start assist and other features. The international version offers much more than this, though Kia could drop some of the tech to curb pricing. Featuring a sporty look, the Kia Stinger is expected to pack in a host of advanced tech and a powerful petrol engine. While on the inside, the sports sedan is likely to offer a spacious and plush cabin.