2018 Kia Stinger Technology and Driver Assistance Systems
Marking a new era for Kia Motors, the all-new 2018 Kia Stinger, a concept car made a reality, is a five-passenger sportback set to redefine a segment currently populated by European automakers. Offered with numerous connectivity and entertainment features and multiple advanced driver-assists, the Stinger is planned to go on sale in the U.S. in December. Final pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s release. Continue reading for the 2018 Kia Stinger technology and driver-assistance systems.
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Connectivity and Entertainment Features
The all-new Kia Stinger will roll into dealerships with the latest connectivity, entertainment, and infotainment systems to enhance the driving experience. The height-adjustable color Head-Up Display (HUD) reflects key driving information on the windshield glass, including speed, turn-by-turn navigation, audio and cruise control settings, and Blind Spot Detection information.
The Stinger’s center console features a wireless smartphone charging pad and Bluetooth hands-free operation is standard. The base model features a six-speaker audio system and a 7″ touchscreen equipped with UVO. A 9-speaker system with an external amplifier and a 15-speaker premium audio system with under-seat mounted subwoofers and an external amplifier are also available.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
The 2018 Kia Stinger is equipped with multiple advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that seamlessly work together to enhance driver awareness and inspire confidence behind the wheel. A Kia-first, the new Driver Attention Warning (DAW) system helps combat distracted or drowsy driving by monitoring a number of inputs from the vehicle and the driver. The DAW system will sound a warning chime and display a graphic if it senses the driver’s attention level has been significantly reduced.
Other advanced driver assistance systems on the 2018 Stinger include the following:
- Forward Collision Avoidance (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection
- Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go (SCC w/ S&G)
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
- Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW)