The highly-anticipated Kia Stinger has arrived in Australia, with full specs and pricing confirmed for all model grades and engines.
We already know plenty about the flagship engine, which is a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 churning out 272kW and 510Nm. It’s available in three grades, including 330S, 330Si, and the GT, with all covering 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds. However, until now details of the entry models were unconfirmed.
Joining the V6 is a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder that produces 182kW and 353Nm. This is able to propel the Stinger from 0-100km/h in a reasonably quick 6.0 seconds. Like the V6, it comes with an eight-speed automatic. And, like the V6, it’s available in S, Si, and GT trim, although called 200S, 200Si, and GT-Line.
As we already know, the Stinger will come standard with plenty of kit. The S features a 7.0-inch touch-screen with a six-speaker stereo, while the Si gets an 8.0-inch screen with a nine-speaker stereo. The top V6 GT adds a 15-speaker Harman Kardon stereo.
Standing at 4830mm long, with a 2905mm wheelbase and spreading 1870mm wide, the Stinger is about the size of a Camry and slightly smaller than a Holden VF Commodore. It offers a 406-litre boot, which, according to Kia, is large enough to accommodate two full-size golf bags.
Distinguishing the exteriors, the 200S, 200Si, and 300S ride on 18-inch alloy wheels with 225/45 Continental ContipSport Contact 5 tyres. Stepping up to the GT-Line, the 330Si and the GT gets you a set of 19-inch wheels with staggered 225/40 front and 255/35 rear tyres. The V6 models also get Brembo brakes.
As for safety, Kia offers Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for some variants. It’s basically a collection of high-tech features such as forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and adaptive cruise control. Lane kepp assistance, rear cross-traffic alert, and a surround-view camera are also included.
We’ll be looking to book in a few variants for a full review to go over the finer details as soon as we can. However, it’s on sale now which means you can go and check it out at dealerships and place your order.
Kia is offering seven main colour choices; Panthera Metal (not available in GT-Line or GT), Sunset Yellow, Silky Silver, Hichroma Red, Ceramic Grey, Micro Blue and Deep Chroma Blue. The GT-Line and GT are also offered in Aurora Black and Snow White Pearl. Full prices as below (excluding on-road costs):
Kia Stinger 200S 2.0T – $45,990
Kia Stinger 200Si 2.0T – $52,990
Kia Stinger 200S GT-Line 2.0T – $55,990
Kia Stinger 330S 3.3TT – $48,990
Kia Stinger 330Si 3.3TT – $55,990
Kia Stinger GT 3.3TT – $59,990