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Old 01-08-2017, 03:31 PM
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Default 2018 Kia Stinger

Leaked picture reveals the new Kia Stinger design (front part only)... official reveal in a couple of hours:

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/20...ed-114427.html

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Old 01-08-2017, 03:55 PM
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Apparently official reveal here:
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/20...ed-114427.html

Looks way too much like the previous Optima to me.
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Old 01-08-2017, 04:51 PM
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Meh. It's been watered down so much. The front especially so. I don't like how Kia has reversed their sharp-edge design language from the last gen Optima to the more rounded one here and among their other cars.

The rear is good though. A little fussy with detailing (as most of the car is), but well proportioned. The interior is also very very nice (sort of Mercedes C-Class with those air vents). I'm iffy with the Nav screen, but it's typical for the industry now.

I'm hoping customers see this as more than just a tarted up Optima, but I'm just not sure. The way Hyundai/Kia have handled their brand image has been a train-wreck thus far...
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:36 PM
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Nice, but hardly what you'd call innovative looking. #A nice mixture of "seen here" and "seen there". The interior however is a bit close to Mercedes for comfort, nearly CHinese copy like.
There is nothing wrong with this car, but one would wish for something a bit more new when basically starting form a blank sheet of paper as Kia was here....
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Besides the nav screen, I'm digging the interior.
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Old 01-08-2017, 06:44 PM
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I think it looks great. Definitely a Mercedes vibe going on inside, but it looks good.
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So is it the Stinger or the GT...or the Stinger GT? Badging only says GT.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:18 PM
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Apparently official reveal here:
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/20...ed-114427.html

Looks way too much like the previous Optima to me.
I guess this is why the Optima was revised to have three windows on each side, so they could co-opt the old car's sportier looking DLO and put it on the GT.
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:19 PM
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I'm pleasantly surprised.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:16 AM
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So is it the Stinger or the GT...or the Stinger GT? Badging only says GT.
Stinger. The GT trim is the top-line V6 version.
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