2018 Kia Stinger GT POV review – first impressions (video)

The Kia Stinger has been one of the most highly anticipated cars of the past 12 months. It’s the brand’s first crack at the sports sedan segment, showcasing a pedestrian-stopping design and up to 272kW from a new twin-turbo motor.

Kia offers a number of different variants in Australia, essentially spanning from the S, Si, to the top GT (or GT-Line in the case of the four-cylinder). And then there’s two different engine options at the moment, comprising of a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder producing 182kW and a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 developing 272kW.

We will be putting together in-depth reviews of the 2.0T GT-Line, the 330Si, and the flagship GT. First though, we’re testing the top GT, and to kick things off we’ve made a quick point-of-view video for you, covering four key areas.

The first area we wanted to cover is the cabin space and size. Is it a big car and could it potentially come in to swipe some Aussie-made Commodore buyers? Secondly, that 272kW engine, how does it feel? Is it fast in the real-world? Thirdly, how does it handle? And then lastly, what’s the soundtrack like? Is it a desirable and exotic twin-turbo engine sound?

Check out the video below to find out the answers to these questions. Please excuse some of the filming and camera position, we are trying a new GoPro and it’s difficult to check while it’s on your head. Stay tuned for our full reviews and respective 0-100km/h videos coming soon.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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