Kia updated their Stinger in December 2020 with safety and convenience features.
The main improvements over some subtle evolutionary style changes are the new 10.25 inch infotainment system with Bluetooth multi connectivity, improved safety features including cyclist detection and the in dash blind spot cameras that appear when the indicators are activated.
In line with the new bi-modal exhaust and increased power output the GT model will feature noticeably larger quad exhaust tips.
Stinger is powered by a 3.3L twin turbo V6 that produces 274 kW of power and 510 Nm of torque. Nothing has changed with the exhilaration the Stinger provides with 0-100kmh times of 4.9 seconds and a top speed of 270kmh.
However it’s the everyday driving that makes the Stinger so brilliant, it will happily potter along at 50kmh around town, yet find a twisty road or the freeway and it will lift its skirt and sprint away.
Stinger 3.3GT is priced from around $63,270 plus the usual costs and remains a stylish executive sports lift back that fills a niche in demand left by the departure of the sports Commodore and Falcon.
Im Rob Fraser
What is good?
- Performance (obviously)
- Comfort and easy to live with
- Packed with features and awesome value
What is not so good?
- No AWD version in Australia
- No Bluetooth Apple Car Play and Android Auto
- No massage seats (cmon it has everything else)
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Model; Kia Stinger 3.3L GT
- Model Price from $63,260 MLP*
- Engine 3.3L V6 Twin Turbo Petrol
- Drivetrain 8 Sp automatic
- Power 272kW @ 6000rpm
- Torque 510Nm @ 1300-4500rpm
- Safety 5 star
- CO2 238g/km
- Economy 10.2L/100k
- Servicing 7 Year capped Price
- 0-100KMH 4.9 Seconds Top speed 270kmh
- Warranty 7yr / Unlimited km, 7yr Roadside Assist
*MLP – Manufacturers List Price includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of any options.
Overall Rating 91/100
- Behind the Wheel 9
- Comfort 9
- Equipment 9
- Practicality 9
- Performance 9
- Ride & Handling 9
- Fit for Purpose 10
- Street Appeal 9
- Fun Factor 9
- Value for Money 9
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