The all-new Kia Stinger will launch in Australia later this year in October 2017. The all-new five-door rear-drive Kia Stinger, will arrive as a rear wheel drive, powered by a 3.3 litre V6 twin turbo mated to a 8 speed transmission. The Stinger produces 272kW of power and an impressive 510Nm of torque reaching an expected 0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds. There will also be a 182kW 2.0 litre turbo on offer. Both engines will be available in three variants each.
Tuned and engineered by Albert Biermann, who was responsible for all of BMW’s M cars, the Kia Stinger is a rear-wheel-drive sporty sedan. Inside are three central aircon vents, a floating 8.0-inch tablet screen and a 15-speaker Harman-Kardon sound system, as well as a large number of technological features from Apple CarPlay to Android Auto and also an array of safety systems. Comfortable seats with plenty of storage space and knee room at the back. The spacious interior is mature and high-end with brushed aluminium, Nappa leather, a chunky steering wheel, as well as expensive-feeling materials everywhere – including Alcantara-style microsuede on the A-pillars.
Kia claims 0-100km/h in a launch-control assisted 4.9 seconds, with its 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 sending power through an eight-speed torque-converter automatic to wide, 255-section Continental ContiSportContact 5 tyres. It has cutting-edge chassis electronics that very much work with the car’s power and rear-drive layout, rather than against it. The Stinger GT looks to be fun car to drive fast.
A special Australianised suspension tune will be unique to the Australian market, as Kia Australia wants to make it more of a corner-carver than a long-distance cruiser.
With 350mm four-pot Brembo front brakes, 19-inch wheels and wide tyres, it is incredibly stable at high speeds. Aggressively styled, with big 19-inch wheels, bonnet vents, quad exhaust pipes, assertive front bar and a fastback roofline, this car will have appeal in the Australian market.
The new Kia Stinger has been developed on the legendary Nürburgring circuit and will be further refined by Kia Australia to ensure the best ride, handling and stability package for our diverse roads and driving styles.
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