This is part 2 of a multiple parts series on my adventures through the 2018 Montreal Auto Show. Check out part here: You need to login to view this link
Buckle up. So I left off on the decent family sedan, and future ricer, KIA Stinger GT. It's genuinely a good fast sedan akin to the Accord V6. It's neat seeing ******* KIAs going upmarket but who knows whether that will play out well for them in the future.
KIA Optima. I said in the the last post how KIAs are getting nicer to look at. This car is the genesis, though to my eye the 2018 model is slightly more bland than pre-facelift. Most of this style in the range is down to KIAs design boss being a former Audi designer. Even this thing can't escape the Audi christmas lights.
You know what I need more of in my life? Quilted Seats. uuuuuuunnnnnggggggghhhhhhhhhhh I like S&M now. These were some of the best seats I tried in the whole show and I want them in my bedroom. Maybe I'm just a hipster but just looking at quilted leather recalls the scent of father's study. Fireplace burning off the last log. Pipesmoke in the air and jazz playing in the background.
This one has a standard cold air intake. What now, K&M.
KIA Cadenza. 5 Series-sized sedan aimed at rivaling the quality and prestige of the BMW 5 series. Fails. But it's big and has a nice clock. As I'm writing my notes some kid is playing on a PS4 that has Uncharted 2 on it for some reason.
K900. 70 frickin k. 420 hp. 5.0V8. A korean Lincoln Conti. It has a rear console thingy in the armrest, power reclining rear seats, and red lights from a titty bar. There were two switches on the door that look like the seat back and cushion. Normal, right? For some reason both switches both extend the seat cushion and recline the back in tandem. Both switches do the exact same thing.
Having gone thorough all the things I cared about in the KIA stand, I continued through a hallway (there are many maze-like hallways here). I noticed a kid examining an electric bicycle and shout really loudly at the man behind the counter. The kid spoke slurred-like and put his face right up to the bike so that he was practically breathing on it.
I thought the man or his mother was gonna sort him out but they just stood silently and I a couldn't figure why. I walked up to see the bikes myself. I looked over and realized the kid had down syndrome (you know that face). He was so excited by these cool looking bikes that I couldn't stay annoyed. To be fair... the bikes themselves were super cool for electrice bikes. THey were styled to look like cafe racer motorcycles (couldn't find a picture so here is a representation) complete with chrome and custom paint.
And that was when the police arrived..... To be continued