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Kia Unveils Special Edition 2019 Stinger

Kia has unveiled a new special edition version of the 2019 Stinger that’s very blue.

It seems that Kia has a hit on its hands with the Stinger. The fastback four-door sedan introduced in the 2018 model year has become all the rage with celebrity endorsements from Steven Tyler and an appearance on The Grand Tour, Kia has made a luxury sedan that everyone is talking about.

Now, to celebrate their success, Kia is producing a "limited-edition Stinger GT Atlantica celebrates the cross-Atlantic collaboration between the U.S. and the vehicle’s Germany-based development roots."

You see, the Stinger didn’t come from Seoul as one would expect from the Korean-based manufacturer. It was actually designed in Kia’s European studios in Frankfurt, Germany by former BMW M Vice President of Engineering Albert Biermann, and under the supervision of Kia’s chief designer Gregory Guillaume.

Guillaume actually admitted that part of the Stinger’s inspiration came from a Coca-Cola. He described the Stinger’s lines as having “Coke bottle” curves, which may be a big part of the Stinger’s success.

But back to the Stinger GT Atlantica. According to Car And Driver, this car will have a limited production run of 500 units which Kia says “is guaranteed to sell out quickly.” Well, all right then.

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The Stinger Atlantica is naturally based on the highest trim level available on the Stinger, which is the GT2. Under the hood is the same twin-turbo 3.3-L V6 engine you know and love (producing 365 hp, in case you forgot), and inside the cabin is everything else you’d get on a standard GT2 version.

So what’s so special about the Atlantica? Well, there’s a fancy blue paint job for starters. The blue is called Deep Chroma Blue, which may be Kia-speak for Navy.

You also get some 19-inch wheels from the European version of the Stinger, as well as Nappa leather upholstery and numbered badging inside and out.

But that’s not all. There’s also a new wireless charging pad for your phone, a surround-view monitor for when you’re backing out, and rear seat heaters for those spoiled brats that can’t deal with having a cold bottom for five minutes.

Pricing hasn’t been announced, but given the regular GT2’s MSRP is $49,200, expect the Atlantica to be well into $50,000.

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