Kia Stinger GT – Today is a very sad day. Because we are discussing the death of what has become an automotive icon. The Kia Stinger.
Launched at a time when Holden, Ford and Chrysler all were killing their respective rear wheel drive sports saloons, the Stinger became an instant Australian classic.
For good reason, it is affordable, stylish, comfortable and comes with two engine options, a 2.0L and 3.3L turbo six. Either engine provides excellent driver engagement but the 3.3L V6 is the engine of choice.
Stinger provides a powerful sports saloon, with practical liftback styling, all for between $52,500 through to the top spec GT for $66,460 plus the usual costs.
In an automotive world that will see the new EV6 GT electric car perform better than the Stinger, perhaps Kia would kindly drop the 3.3L V6 from the Stinger into the Sorento and give us a performance SUV at least.
Yes, listeners the Stinger death bell has been rung, we are not sure exactly when, but if you are a fan then grab one now while you can, before its wonderful exhaust note becomes but a memory.
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Im Rob Fraser
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|3.3L V6 Turbocharged Petrol
|8 Sp Sports AT RWD
|274kW @ 6,000rpm
|510Nm @ 1,300 – 4,500rpm
|Five Star ANCAP (April 2018 tested)
|0-100kmh / Top Speed
|4.9 Secs / TBA
|239 g/km Euro 5
|10.2L/100km / 60L capacity
|Economy on test
|6.9L/100k on freeway 9.5L/100K overall
|7Yr / Capped price service
|7yr/ Unlimited km
|Road side Assist
|7Yr. conditional roadside assist
*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)
|Behind the Wheel
|Ride and Handling
|Fit for Purpose
|Styling / Design
|Value for Money
|19×8.0 front / 19×8.5 rear Alloy
|225/40 R19 front / 255/35 R19 rear
|Max ground clearance
|Up to 130mm
|Turning Circle KTK
|Boot Capacity Min
|Boot capacity Max
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