Kia takes wraps off Stinger

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Kia Motors showed off what it calls the highest performance production vehicle in the company’s history at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. At the least, the 2018 Stinger looks fast.

The Stinger will come in a choice of two engines: the base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder model and a 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6. Although Kia says the engines remain under development, preliminary specifications are 255 hp for the base engine and 365 hp for the V6. Kia says it aims to deliver a zero-to-62-mph time of 5.1 seconds in the V6 model.

Each engine will connect to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and Kia says the Stinger will be its first sedan that will be available with rear- or all-wheel drive.

The low-slung sedan will go on sale later in 2017. No pricing was announced.