He gave us a Kia Stinger. A real sports car and cool at that. It has the right look, performance and speed. But at around $50,000, it’s out of reach for most of us. So, how about an affordable sports car? Something that doesn’t break the bank, but still delivers the excitement we crave?
Here’s why we deserve an affordable sports car from Kia.
Stinger is the real deal
Kia was never known for making exciting sports cars until the arrival of the Stinger.
The Stinger is an incredible and true performance car. It looks good, it runs well, and it’s fast. It is a real sports car. The Stinger debuted in 2018 and has since won several awards, including Best Sports Sedan at the 2019 MECOTY Awards.
The exterior of the Stinger is very beautiful. Its long hood, sleek lines and bold stance make it look like a proper sports car. The front end is particularly striking, with its large grille and sharp headlights. Even the small details, like the quad exhaust tips, look great.
Arguably the best part about its exterior is the color options. You can get it in stunning orange, elegant black or bright blue. There’s even a green option that looks great. However, my personal favorite is ‘Habanero Red’ which is a deep, rich red.
Stinger interior design: quality and luxury
When you enter the Stinger, you are greeted with a luxurious and well-designed interior. The materials used are top notch, and everything feels solid. The seats are comfortable and supportive even during hard driving. The infotainment system is clear, crisp and easy to use. The sound system is excellent, and there’s plenty of room for five adults to stretch out.
Seating two people, the snappy car may not be the most practical one. But it’s still a great choice for those who want an affordable sports car that’s fun to drive and features a luxurious interior.
The driver’s seat is in a perfect position, visibility is good. The Stinger cabin is a great place to spend some time. At the end of a long day, it is nice to unwind in comfort.
Stinger performance: fast and agile
The Stinger is fast, agile and fun to drive. Under the hood is a turbocharged V6 engine that produces 365 horsepower. It can go from 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds with a top speed of 167 mph. The Stinger is well balanced and handles like a dream. It is a real pleasure to drive.
Future models of Stinger will be even better. Kia plans to offer a more powerful V8 engine with all-wheel drive. This will make the Stinger faster and more capable.
An affordable sports car from Kia that will change the rules of the game
If Kia can produce an affordable sports car, it will change the rules of the game. It will allow more people to experience the joys of driving a sports car. It will also help Kia shed its image as a maker of sober and boring cars. It will bring the Korean automaker to a whole new audience, while at the same time giving us the chance to own a true sports car without breaking the bank.
Not only that, Kia’s affordable sports car is likely to be a hit with young buyers. This is important because young buyers are the future of the auto industry.
Kia hasn’t been able to break into the US market much, but the affordable sports car may be the key. It will give Kia a much-needed boost, and give us the opportunity to own a truly exciting vehicle.
How much does the perfect affordable Kia car cost?
While we may not be able to agree on what the term “affordable” means, we can all agree that the Stinger is a bit pricey for most of us. The GT1 starts at 43,000 while the GT2 retails for $50,000.
Assuming Kia can make a sports car for around $30,000 (and less than $35,000), that would be the perfect price. It’s been done before with Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86. And there’s no reason why Kia can’t do it either.
Such a car would be affordable without being expensive. It will still provide all the performance and luxury we want in a sports car. While the Stinger is a great car, it’s not exactly perfect. But, if Kia could make an affordable version, that would be ideal.
This, of course, would be without compromising on quality or luxury. The car will still need to be well built and provide a great driving experience. On the contrary, it would be better if the car was built to higher standards than the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86.
Kia has shown that its cars are reliable and fun to drive. The Stinger is a premium car all around. It’s well built, luxurious and fun to drive. We don’t want something that will collapse in our bank or be boring to drive. We want something to put a smile on our faces every time we get behind the wheel. And Kia has proven that it can build cars that do just that.