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I've been a big fan of the lift back, ever since my MGB GT, Tercels and the old Maxda 6. It is the one thing I miss with my Altima V6 6 sp, so I'm hoping to check out the Stinger soon.

The only thing that could hold me back is the very near future advent of the electric vehicle as the mainstream vehicle and the demise of ICE vehicles.

I guess if you're going out with a bang, a KIA Stinger twin turbo isn't such a bad way to go.

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With electrification, I still feel like it's more of a generic family hauler powertrain than something you'd' find in a performance vehicle. Sure there's the Acura NSX hybrid, but that thing costs an arm and a leg while weighing too much for it's motors.

ICE vehicles like the Stinger will still be relevant for years to come and gas stations aren't going anywhere anytime soon.
 

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If KIA could have done a performance hybrid with the 2.0T in the Stinger like BMW does with the 530E, well it's not really a performance hybrid but the power is 248 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque and it goes to 60 in 6 seconds. I hear BMW uses the same 2.0T engine with various levels of tune for different uses, in the 530E its power rating is 180/255 combined with an electric motor that provided 111/184 to give the combined numbers mentioned before. This would make the car fun and economical at the same time.
 

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I think we're onto something here........

If KIA really wants a mass produced halo car that would place it on the worlds stage and set the Stinger apart from anything else; a full electric version would be the way to go.

What would it look like?

I'd like to see two motors driving both axles with independent power control for both wheels (like a super AWD), 400 mile range with fast charger capability, less weight, ceramic batteries, (less batteries having far more storage than Lithium-Ion. More rakish looks with storage under hood (ala Tesla).

An electricfied Stinger I would buy.

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If Kia manages to fulfill your wish list, the resulting Stinger could cost just as much as the NSX if not more. :D
But I am on board with ceramic batteries if they do hold more charge and with less deterioration over time. My biggest concern if how much capacity you lose over the years.
 

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If Kia manages to fulfill your wish list, the resulting Stinger could cost just as much as the NSX if not more. :D
But I am on board with ceramic batteries if they do hold more charge and with less deterioration over time. My biggest concern if how much capacity you lose over the years.
At that point they have to start worrying about brand image and its impact, like what Hyundai was going through with its luxurious vehicles which now fall under Genesis. Then again Kia has launched the K900 under Kia.... at this point anything can happen. Maybe Kia won't need a "Genesis" brand.
 
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