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Standard features for Kia Stinger V6 lineup confirmed

August 28, 2017

Further details of the hurry-up-and-hit-the-market-already Kia Stinger have been released, with details of the entry-level grades promising not to be as “sparse” as many are suspecting.

Speaking in a recent statement, Kia Australia COO Damien Meredith said there is a belief the entry grades will be sparse. However, Meredith says, “this is not the case with the Stinger.” As we already know, there will be three grades with the twin-turbo V6, from S, Si, to the top GT, all producing 272kW and 510Nm.

All V6 variants will come with a mechanical limited-slip differential, which will be favoured by pure driving enthusiasts who prefer this old-school setup over the more widely used and more modern electronic, brake-type setup.

Brembo brakes are also standard, with four pistons at the front and two at the rear, while the entry S model gets 18-inch alloy wheels wearing 225/45 Continental ContiSport Contact 5 tyres. Moving up to the Si and GT gets you 19-inch wheels with 225 front and 255 staggered tyre sizes.

Inside, the S and up come with four cup holders and four bottle holders, and an 8.0-inch touch-screen interface hooked up to a nine-speaker stereo. Autonomous emergency braking, lane assist, and front parking sensors are also part of the kit.

At the top, the GT adds a 360-degree view camera display for parking, dynamic bending LED headlights, auto high-beam assist, an electric sunroof, and Nappa leather upholstery. There’s also alloy pedals, a digital instrument cluster display, and suede trimmings. Audio lovers will go for the GT as it comes with a 15-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system.

Details of the 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder variants are yet to be confirmed, but overseas this engine produces 182kW. Some overseas markets are also offered all-wheel drive, while Aussies will receive rear-wheel drive only. Market entry is due to take place any moment now, with prices for the V6 S kicking off from $48,990.

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.