Kia Motors has announced a new special edition Kia Stinger GTS ahead of the New York International Auto Show. Limited to just 800 units, the Stinger GTS boasts a newly developed dynamic all-wheel drive (D-AWD), along with “sport-inspired” styling elements like genuine carbon fiber parts, and this: a splashy new and exclusive “Federation” orange paint job.

2019 KIA Stinger GTS Sports Sedan

Powertrain is the same 3.3L V6 twin turbo unit as found on the Stinger GT that develops 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque, paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

2019 KIA Stinger GTS Sports Sedan

Here’s a run down of the key features of the new special edition Kia Stinger GTS:

• Mechanical limited slip rear differential in the D-AWD system that’s designed to enhance traction and distribute power more evenly between the rear wheels when slip is detected
• Drive Mode Select amplifies rear-biased dynamics
⁃ Comfort mode sends 60 percent of power to the rear for feeling of stability
⁃ Sport mode sends 80 percent of power to the rear for more spirited driving
⁃ Drift mode sends up to 100 percent of power to the rear wheels and holds gears without upshifting

• New Control Logic
⁃ Slip Control and Counter Steer Detection
⁃ Transmission Shift Pattern
⁃ Stability Control

• Exclusive “Federation” premium orange paint color
• Genuine carbon fiber on signature tiger nose grille, side mirror caps and side vents
• GTS rear emblem
• Center Stinger emblem replaces the Kia logo on the trunk lid for more custom appearance
• Steering wheel and center console swathed in Alcantara
• Headliner blanketed in premium suede-like Chamude
• Sunroof
• 720-watt Harman Kardon premium audio system with QuantumLogic and Clari-Fi signal enhancing technology
• Built-in wireless charger for compatible smartphones

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2019 Kia Stinger GTS Sports Sedan is offered in D-AWD or RWD and it will go into production in Spring. Though exact availability is not clear, we do know that the limited edition GTS will have a starting sticker of $44,000 and $46,500 for the RWD and D-AWD models.

2019 KIA Stinger GTS Sports Sedan

All images courtesy of Kia Motors.

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