Kia Will The Stinger With EV6 GT

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The Kia EV6 GT, which was launched earlier this year as the brand's most powerful production vehicle, has now been recommended by Kia's design leader, Karim Habib, as the spiritual successor to the Stinger, which is not likely to get a direct replacement.

Karim Habib's comments were published by Autocar, and they represent his opinion of the EV6 as a critical product for Kia, similar to the Stinger.

He also mentioned that:

"The spirit of Stinger remains and will remain. I like to think that the EV6 has the genes of the GT. We’re doing to do a GT of that, and it has the Stinger in it. Stinger has been a transformational car and opened a whole new perspective as to what Kia can be, sporty and a precision driving tool. EV6 is now doing similar."

The Stinger was introduced in 2017, and the most powerful edition is equipped with a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 T-GDi engine that produces 365 horsepower and 510 Nm of torque. The Stinger GT AWD goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and tops out at 270 km/h.

The Kia EV6 GT, on the other hand, has a twin electric motor configuration that produces a combined 577 horsepower and 740 Nm of torque. It is not only substantially more powerful, but it is also significantly faster, with a 0-100 km/h speed of 3.5 seconds. The EV6 GT, on the other hand, is a touch slower than the Stinger when it comes to peak speed, which is capped at 260 km/h.

Keep in mind that the EV6 GT won't be available in the US until the end of next year, with a price to be revealed closer to the debut. The Stinger starts at $36,090 for the standard GT-Line trim and goes up to $43,690 if you want the powerful V6 found in the GT1 variant. The GT2, which comes with more features, starts at $51,290.

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