Kia Stinger GT to be killed off

Is the Kia Stinger being discontinued

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.

Kia Stinger GT 2023 front quarter 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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What is good?

  • Beautiful flowing design
  • Performance and price balance
  • Packed with little luxuries

What is not so good?

  • Tight for rear passengers
  • Cruise control radar function cant be turned off
  • No AWD version

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Stinger sits in a rapidly disappearing car category. The affordable four door sports saloon.

Buyers could look at the  Audi S3, Peugeot 508GTGenesis G70Audi S5 Sportback, Hyundai Sonata N-Line, or the Alfa Romeo Guilia,

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Stinger GT 

Model Price$66,460 MLP*
Engine3.3L V6 Turbocharged Petrol
Drivetrain8 Sp Sports AT RWD
Power274kW @ 6,000rpm
Torque510Nm @ 1,300 – 4,500rpm
SafetyFive Star ANCAP (April 2018 tested)
0-100kmh / Top Speed4.9 Secs / TBA
CO2 Emissions239 g/km Euro 5
Economy ADR10.2L/100km / 60L capacity
Economy on test6.9L/100k on freeway 9.5L/100K overall
Servicing7Yr / Capped price service
Warranty7yr/ Unlimited km
Road side Assist7Yr. 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)

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Overall Rating    


Behind the Wheel9
Ride and Handling9
Fit for Purpose9
Styling / Design9
Value for Money10

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Overall Length4830mm
Wheels19×8.0 front / 19×8.5 rear Alloy
Tyres225/40 R19 front / 255/35 R19 rear
Max ground clearanceUp to 130mm
Turning Circle KTK11.2m
Boot Capacity Min406L
Boot capacity Max1114L
Kerb Weight1831kg
Payload (kg)459kg
GVM (kg)2290kg

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.