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Kia Stinger bound for Australia

Posted on: February 3, 2017 by Tim McClare

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Is there nothing the South Koreans cannot do? It seems every month they announce new models.

Following its global release, the new Kia Stinger has been confirmed for Australia. This sleek, powerful rear wheel drive GT fastback sports sedan is expected to make it into our showrooms by the end of the third quarter this year.

The latest model was designed in Kia’s European studio in Frankfurt under the hand of Kia’s head of design Peter Schreyer. The Stinger is claimed to be an uncompromising rendition of the true GT ethos:

  • Nimble
  • Fast
  • Luxurious
  • Quiet
  • Perfect balance of ride and handling.

In addition, the Stinger has a 7-year warranty, 7-year capped price service and 7-year roadside assist.

Power with quality

The Stinger will arrive in Australia with the 3.3-litre V6 twin turbo driving the rear wheels through an eight-speed transmission.

While final specifications are still to be settled, the Stinger is expected to produce 272kW of power at 6000rpm and 510Nm of torque from 1300rpm through to 4500rpm. There is an expected 0-100kph time of 5.1 seconds.

Kia Motors Australia Chief Operating Officer Damien Meredith, said:

“This is a car you cannot help but be excited by. It has all the attributes to appeal to the Australian enthusiast: exciting design, a high-tech performance engine and gearbox combination and rear-wheel drive.”

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