Kia Australia has confirmed the features that buyers can expect to find in the 2018 Kia Stinger when it goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Power for the mid-size sedan is derived from a 3.3-liter bi-turbo V6 petrol engine producing 272kW of power and 510Nm of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers power to the rear wheels.
Kia has already confirmed that the rear-wheel-drive Stinger GT will sprint to 100km/h in 4.9 seconds. To put that in perspective, the Kia Stinger will match the outgoing 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 Holden Commodore SS-V to 100km/h, while also delivering significantly better fuel economy.
The entry level Stinger S, priced from $48,990, will feature 18-inch alloy wheels, a limited slip differential, leather sports steering wheel, cruise control, reversing camera, LED running lights and an Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-compatible 7.0-inch touchscreen entertainment unit.
The $55,990 Si V6 Stinger benefits from larger 19-inch alloy wheels, an 8.0-inch Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-compatible touchscreen unit, radar-guided cruise control, driver fatigue alert, auto wipers and front parking sensors.
The range-topping Stinger GT, priced from $59,990, includes all the creature comforts of the Si V6 as well as Nappa leather upholstery with embroidered GT logos, greater lumbar support, 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster, alloy sports pedals and wireless phone charging.
All three variants will share the same 3.3-liter bi-turbo V6 with the only differentiation coming from the level of trim between the models.
The Kia Stinger range will go on sale locally in October, 2017.