Listen—can we hear it? Like The Hum, shouts about a finish of a normal sedan are unfit to ignore. But now that 2018’s final sales numbers are in, so is a fact that Americans bought scarcely 17,000 Kia Stingers in 2018, a clever display from a mint indication with 4 doors and opening aspirations. So is a Stinger here to stay?
Let’s get a required caveats out of a approach first. First and foremost, a Kia Stinger isn’t a sedan in a correct sense, though rather a five-door liftback in a capillary of a Audi A5 Sportback or a Tesla Model S. Kia Motors also doesn’t mangle out Stinger sales by trim, so there’s no approach to know how many of those 16,806 sole were top-tier GTs make-up a company’s 365-HP twin-turbo V-6.
Still, it bodes good for a Stinger that Kia was means to pierce only underneath 17,000 units notwithstanding a fact that it’s a new indication in a shriveling shred put onward by a marque with approximately 0 motorsport heritage. It doesn’t harm that a Kia Stinger is a flattering damn good car, as we’ve highlighted before, with a gentle interior, sharp-witted chassis, and resigned flesh corroborated adult by a automaker’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.