We already know Kia will offer a diesel motor in the Europe-marketplace Stinger and that there are no concepts to transport this model to the U.S. No sooner had the expanse been beat off the recently launched 2018 Kia Stinger sedan at the Detroit auto show than opinion commenced about latent time powertrains beyond the turbocharged 2.0-liter four and 3.3-liter V-6 motors supplied.
Based on our experience of the corporate diesel 2.2-liter four-cylinder, this is no fantastic loss. However, it looks as if we will see more powertrain options here, including the expectation of partly and even fully electrified drivetrains.
Spencer Cho, Kia’s overseas product marketing manager, confirmed that despite the Stinger’s longitudinal powertrain design, it will be able to merit from the electrification options Kia created for the transverse-engined Optima sedan. We can utilize the currently accessible hybrid, plug-in-hybrid, and EV technology for the Stinger’s merit, he expressed.
Cho admitted that encase duties are quite dissimilar for a full EV, and he conveyed that the engineers has thought it with a transmission passageway that could meet artilleries, for instance. I have full certainty in our engineers, he expressed, and if we need the EV Stinger to come to light, our engineers can come up with concepts for moving the artilleries into this automobile.
Although he expressed there are no present concepts for a pure-electric model, Cho confirmed that one could be created quickly. We don’t have any EV in the intended yet, but we have the ability to transport EVs in the near time if the require is there, based on marketplace greeting.