Limited production run adds unique touches to entice new buyers

First introduced just last year at the Detroit Auto Show, the Kia Stinger GT pretty much singlehandedly upended our perception of the South Korean brand’s sporting intentions thanks to its attractive five-door liftback exterior and competitive powertrain spec. Now it looks like Kia is jumping on the special edition bandwagon with the release of the Stinger GT Atlantica, which “celebrates the cross-Atlantic collaboration between the U.S. and the vehicle’s Germany-based development roots and introduces exclusive features not previously offered.” Standout upgrades include new paint and larger wheel designs outside, as well as Nappa leather upholstery for the cabin.

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What Makes The Singer GT Atlantica Special

The Stinger GT Atlantica Adds A Special Feel To Kia's Mighty Sports Sedan
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The Atlantica version adds a unique paint job dubbed Deep Chroma Blue, which covers the sultry body panels with a head-turning metallic finish.

As you might expect, the new Kia Stinger GT Atlantica is based on the top-trim GT2 AWD model, which means it already comes loaded with slick upgrades and extras right from the factory.

To this solid foundation, the Atlantica version adds a unique paint job dubbed Deep Chroma Blue, which covers the sultry body panels with a head-turning metallic finish. The exterior is also fitted with the same 19-inch alloy wheels as the Euro-spec model, while a larger Stinger badge in the rear gives a nod to the Korean-spec model. Further badging declaring the special edition’s status was added both outside and inside.

Speaking of the cabin, the interior of the Stinger GT Atlantica is draped in an exclusive Espresso Brown Nappa leather upholstery treatment, which is topped off by a black suede headliner. In terms of technology, there’s also a Surround View Monitor, a wireless cellphone charger, and a heating function for the rear outboard seats.

The Stinger GT Atlantica Adds A Special Feel To Kia's Mighty Sports Sedan
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Production for the 2019 Kia Stinger GT Atlantica will be limited at 500 units total, with an on-sale date planned for this summer

Meanwhile, the powertrain and drivetrain remain unaltered. As a reminder, the Stinger GT2 AWD is outfitted with a twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 up front, producing upwards of 365 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends the output the corners via an electronically controlled AWD system, while dynamic torque vectoring refines the handling prowess. Brake discs measuring in at 13.8 inches in front and 13.4 inches in the rear haul it down.

“Out of the box, the Stinger is a tried-and-true sports sedan with much of its development taking place on Germany’s grueling Nurburgring race circuit,” says vice president of product planning at Kia Motors America, Orth Hedrick. “The Atlantica edition introduces more European flare while distinguishing itself with exclusive badging and features not previously offered by Kia in the U.S. market.”

Production for the 2019 Kia Stinger GT Atlantica will be limited at 500 units total, with an on-sale date planned for this summer. No official pricing has been announced thus far, but expect a healthy premium over the standard Stinger GT2 AWD’s $52,300 price tag.

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Press release

The Stinger sport sedan has ushered in a new era for Kia and has redefined driving enthusiasts’ opinions of the brand since going on sale in late last year. Continuing that excitement and arriving this summer, the limited-edition Stinger GT Atlantica celebrates the cross-Atlantic collaboration between the U.S. and the vehicle’s Germany-based development roots and introduces exclusive features not previously offered. With only a 500-unit limited-production run, the Atlantica edition is guaranteed to sell out quickly. The Atlantica edition includes unique paint, wheels and Nappa leather interior. Exclusive numbered badging inside and out, along with a bevy of technology and luxury features, make this 2019 Stinger truly something special.

“We recognize Stinger is something special and wanted to commemorate the 2019 model year with a stand-out variant,” said Orth Hedrick, vice president, product planning, Kia Motors America (KMA). “Out of the box, the Stinger is a tried-and-true sport sedan with much of its development taking place on Germany’s grueling Nürburgring race circuit. The Atlantica edition introduces more European flare while distinguishing itself with exclusive badging and features not previously offered by Kia in the U.S. market.”

Based on the Stinger GT2 AWD, the Atlantica edition is immediately recognizable with its Deep Chroma Blue metallic exterior paint. The aggressive 19-inch alloy wheels come direct from the European Stinger and the large-font Stinger badge1 across the rear deck lid harkens from the Korean-spec vehicle. An exclusive Espresso Brown Nappa leather interior complements the exterior and a rich black suede-type headliner adds a premium touch to an already well-equipped cockpit. Unique features to the Stinger GT Atlantica include a Surround View Monitor2, a wireless phone charger3, and heated rear outboard seats. Three tasteful Stinger Atlantica badges, one on the front center console and two that flank both front fenders, round out this exclusive and limited package. Final pricing hasn’t been determined and will be available closer to the Atlantica edition’s on-sale date this summer.

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