This past weekend, January 28, 2017, was the opening weekend of the Philly Auto Show, a car lover’s dream. Held at the Convention Center, it was a family-fun weekend filled with everything we’ve come to expect from the Philly Auto Show. From newest models, to killer concept cars and interactive Virtual Reality exhibits. The kids even get to sign up to ride Jeep Power Wheels while the adults get to ride on a Jeep obstacle course. By the Jeep adventures are the classic cars and even famous cars like Dumb and Dumber’s Shaggin Wagon, the Ghostbuster’s Ghostmobile and even Vin Diesel’s killer car from Fast and Furious.
And of course there’s the newest models of all our favorite auto brands. We’ll be featuring the standouts from our favorite automakers all week.
The first standout from the show is:
2018 Kia Stinger
The all-new 2018 Kia Stinger debuted at the North American International Auto Show. A five-passenger fastback sports sedan poised to redefine a segment currently populated by European automakers, the Stinger promises to be the highest-performance production vehicle in the company’s history. Offered with multiple engine and drivetrain configurations and luxurious accommodations, the Stinger is planned to go on sale in the U.S. late this year. Pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s launch date.
From its sleek front clip through its svelte flanks, and up to its powerful haunches, the Stinger exudes a muscular confidence. Key to its road presence are the rear-wheel-drive proportions; a long hood and short front overhang, an extended wheelbase to deliver a spacious cabin, and a long rear overhang with strong shoulders. The Stinger’s stance and visual balance are designed to lend the car an air of elegance and athleticism, rather than boy-racer aggression.
A choice of two turbocharged engines are available. While both engines are still under development, the standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Theta II engine produces an estimated 255 horsepower at approximately 6,200 rpm. Max torque of 260 lb.-ft. is available from 1,400 – 4,000 rpm. Performance credentials are further enhanced through the available 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 Lambda II engine, which is anticipated to produce 365 horsepower at an estimated 6,000 rpm and offer max torque of 376 lb.-ft. from 1,300 – 4,500 rpm. Kia is targeting 5.1 seconds to 62 mph and a top speed of 167 mph with the twin turbocharged V6.
2017 Show Information
January 28 – February 5, 2017
Black Tie Tailgate: January 27, 2017
Weekdays: 12noon – 10pm
Saturdays: 9am – 10pm
Sunday, 1/29: 9am – 8pm
Sunday, 2/5: 9am – 6pm
Active Military (with ID): $11.00 (must purchase at box office)
Seniors (age 62+): $7.00 (weekdays only – purchase at box office, SugarHouse or SEPTA locations)
Group Discount (25+ tickets): $11.00 each BUY NOW!