The 2017 Kia Stinger which will launch in Australia next month will see the top-spec Stinger GT priced from $59,990+ORC.

THE KIA STINGER will be priced from $48,990+ORC for the entry-level S through to $55,990 for the mid-spec Si, and $59,990+ORC for the GT.

“There is a belief that any entry-level model will be, for want of a better description, sparse,” said Kia Motors Australia Chief Operating Officer, Damien Meredith.

“That is not the case with the Stinger. The S has the same brilliant 3.3-litre bi-turbo engine as the GT, the same 8-speed gearbox with sports paddles as the GT and the same ability to sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds.

“And there is safety and comfort equipment in this car that you would not normally see in anything but the top of the model range, including satellite navigation.

“It simply represents outstanding value starting with the S but stretching across the range.”

Read our first drive review of the new 2017 Kia Stinger.

On the safety front, the Stinger S features ABS with emergency brakeforce distribution and brake assist, Electronic Stability Control and traction control, Vehicle Stability Management, hill assist, rear view camera with dynamic parking guidelines, rear cross traffic alert, active hood pedestrian protection, LED daylight running lights and three child restraint points (two ISOFIX for the outboard seats). There are seven airbags including a driver’s side knee bag, front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters.

The Si gains Autonomous Emergency Braking with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Alert, front parking sensors, and rain-sensing wipers.

In the S, the driver gets an eight-way adjustment while the front seat passenger can adjust their seating six ways. Cruise control with steering wheel mounted controls is standard, along with 3.5-inch mono instrument cluster, two 12V power outlets and two USB charging points. The entertainment system offers six speakers, a seven-inch touch screen control centre with satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth compatibility and music streaming.

On the comfort and convenience front the Si gains Advanced Smart Cruise Control, while in line with the S there are four cup holders and four bottle holders, a centre console storage box and front seat pockets but the Si adds an under-floor luggage tray and a luggage net.

The entertainment system features an 8-inch touch screen and nine speakers _ including two under-seat woofers _ with active sound design.

At the top of the grade, the GT adds to the rear-view camera with a 360-degree camera view, Blind Spot Detection, Dynamic Bending Lights, High Beam Assist and full-colour Heads Up Display (HUD).

Unique to the GT are electrochromic door mirrors, LED headlights with auto levelling, powered sunroof and two bespoke colours – Aurora Black and Snow White Pearl.

The seating is Nappa leather with GT logos and the addition of lumbar support, powered bolster adjuster and thigh extender. There is a two-position seat memory with easy access button and a D-cut steering wheel.

The instrument cluster steps up to a seven-inch colour TFT-LCD screen, alloy sports pedals become standard and suede makes an appearance in the interior roof and pillar trims. There is also a Qi wireless phone charging capability.

A final specification list will be released when the Stinger is launched here next month.


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    1. Really, can’t you brake yourself? Why not by an autonomous vehicle, people are getting so lazy it’s why our driving skills are non-existent. I can now be even more distracted knowing the car will brake for me.

  1. CONGRATS to Kia! We enthusiasts felt that we were being dragged kicking and screaming towards a FWD future. And then Kia tosses us a lifeline! The XR and SS are dead. Long die the XR and SS!

    I am a tad surprised that Hyundai has not brought foward the release of it’s G70 to spoil the Stinger release. I guess we will se the G70 sooner than later?

    There may be a few options for those looking for an XR or SS replacement. The WRX STI but power output is not as good as some. The Mustang but two doors may not suit families. The BMW M140i but it’s a bit pricier than a Stinger and does it offer the same room for passengers?

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