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Geeking Out Over the Kia Stinger at the 2018 Atlanta International Auto Show

Geeking Out Over the Kia Stinger at the 2018 Atlanta International Auto Show

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Disclosure: I have been given compensation for this post by Kia Motors. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to attend my first ever auto show – the 2018 Atlanta International Auto Show – which was held in downtown Atlanta. When I arrived, I made a beeline for Kia’s section as I was incredibly excited about seeing the reactions to the Kia Stinger, the car I’ve been driving since January and that I was first introduced to when it debuted last November. I’ve quickly became known as the Stinger girl around Atlanta, and I was excited to share my own experience of driving the sports car for the last few months!

I was able to talk to a number of people who were checking out all that Kia had to offer, and the feedback was clear – everyone wanted to see the Stinger – and more specifically the Stinger GT2 – the game changer for Kia.

The Kia Stinger

Curious for more details on the Kia Stinger? Here’s the full breakdown on pricing for the 2018 Kia Stinger:

  • Stinger starts at $31,900
  • Stinger Premium starts at $37,1002
  • GT starts at $38,3502
  • GT1 starts at $43,2502
  • GT2 starts at $49,2002
  • All-wheel drive: $2,200
  • Destination: $900

Kia Stinger GT

Kia Stinger

Those that were asking if there was a Stinger GT2 on the floor were also asking if it was a part of the Ride and Drive event that Kia was offering at the show. If you’re wondering what a Ride and Drive event is – it’s a really great way to familiarize yourself with a car or multiple cars that a brand has to offer. You can take the car of your choice for a quick drive along with an vehicle specialist who can answer any questions you have about the car!

When I was there on Thursday, and the reps at Kia had already done around 200 Ride and Drives that day and about 160 the day before – and were looking forward to quite a few more over the weekend. The most popular car everyone wanted to check out? The Stinger of course. That being said, Kia has a fantastic lineup of vehicles that were on display – The Kia Niro ( which I fell in love with last November ), the Kia Optima ( which was the perfect Nashville road trip car for me), and the Kia Sportage ( which I haven’t yet spent time in – but it’s on my radar as well as the sunroof is dreamy.)

The full lineup of vehicles on display at the 2018 Atlanta International Auto Show included the Stinger, Niro, Cadenza, Sportage, Forte, Rio, Sorento, Optima, Sedona, and the Soul.

No matter your lifestyle, Kia has a car that fits your needs. For me, that car is the Stinger. I lovingly refer to it as the “Work Hard, Play Hard Sports Car.” When you run your own businesses and you pour hours of hard work into them every week, sometimes you can forget to play – to reward yourself and find a little zen time for you. The Kia Stinger is an excellent reminder of that for me. Every meeting I’m driving to, every movie premiere I attend at night, or every trip to the gym I take – I’m reminded that this car is my partner in crime. Every drive becomes an absolutely invigorating and inspiring experience.

Thank you to Kia for introducing me to my first auto show! I had an absolute blast! (And apparently won a photo contest on Twitter that AIAS was hosting! Heck yeah!)

Disclosure: I have been given compensation for this post by Kia Motors. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. As an internationally recognized "Geek Girl", Emma updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002 and is also considered to be one of the top Atlanta bloggers and influencers!

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