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Aussies Queue up for Kia Stinger

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 100 Australians have already placed a deposit for the new Kia Stinger

 Almost every model in Kia’s line-up could be described as good, or at least competent, but they don’t stir excitement. The new Kia Stinger with its rear wheel drive and eye catching styling is somewhat different. Most specifically, it fills the void left by go-fast versions of the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon, which offered rear-wheel drive dynamics, along with plenty of power and equipment for a relatively affordable price.  

Around 100 Australian customers have already paid deposits for the new Stinger ahead of its Australian debut in September, with all but one of them are for the flagship Kia Stinger GT.

Two drivetrains will be available when the Stinger touches down in Australia, with a 2.0 litre turbo four-cylinder engine that will develop 182kW/353Nm and of course the hero 272kW/510Nm twin-turbo 3.3 litre V6 that will power the Stinger GT. Both engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic that of course sends power to the rear wheels.

Speaking of the Stinger GT, three specification levels will be offered down under, and the entry-level 2.0 litre 200S is expected to be priced in the low $40,000s and the Stinger GT should be priced around the $55,000 mark.

Final pricing is to be confirmed with Kia head office in Korea.



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