The Kia Stinger, one of the most hotly-anticipated models to reach Australia this year, is now officially available along with the full details of pricing and specifications for Australia.
As Kia’s first rear-wheel drive model, the five-door Stinger arrives just in time to potentially fill the space vacated by the rear wheel drive Holden Commodore (and long-departed Ford Falcon) with a performance potential that straddles the entry-to-mid grade models of Holden’s outgoing range.
To go with the announcement of V6 specifications last month (read full details here) Kia has now revealed where the 182kW/353Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged models will sit - including a starting price from $45,990 plus on road costs.
The four-cylinder Stinger range will mirror that of the V6 lineup with three variants: the entry-level 200S, mid-spec 200Si, and top-spec GT-Line, all of which feature the same mechanical package including a standard eight-speed automatic and rear wheel drive.
The 200S also follows the equipment roll-call previously announced for the V6 330S with standard inclusions like leather-look sports seats, dual zone climate control, powered driver’s seat, rear seat air vents, keyless entry and start, and 7.0-inch touchscreen navigation with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, Bluetooth, and DAB+ digital radio.
The Stinger 200S will also come with steering wheel paddle shifters, cruise control, projector headlights, power folding heated exterior mirrors, rear park sensors, and 18-inch alloy wheels as part of its standard package.
From there buyers will be able to step up to the 200Si from $52,990 plus on-road costs which adds details like leather appointed seats, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive cruise control, and front parking sensors although unlike the 330Si the four-cylinder model sticks with 18-inch alloy wheels in place of the 19s used on the mid-grade V6.
The 200Si also adds a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system and boosts the speaker-count from six to nine.
The GT-Line starts to intrude on prestige automakers with standard features including heated and cooled front seats both with power adjustment, two-position driver’s seat memory, wireless phone charging, LED headlights, power-adjustable steering column, a 7.0-inch digital display in the instrument cluster, colour head-up display, and suede-look headliner.
Sporty styling is enhanced with unique bumper and grille finishers, 19-inch alloy wheels, a flat-bottom steering wheel, and aluminium pedals and door sill plates, plus a powered sunroof and Harman Kardon 15-speaker premium audio package from $55,990 plus on road costs.
Once again the V6-powered GT also differs slightly with extras like Nappa leather trim, and performance instrumentation that includes oil temperature, torque and boost gauges, lap timer and G-force meter.
Like the GT the GT-Line includes adaptive dampers, while all other variants stick with fixed-rate dampers. Four cylinder models also miss out on the limited slip differential of V6 models.
Safety inclusions on all variants include seven airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, electronic stability and traction control, rear park sensors and rearview camera, and a pedestrian-protecting pop-up bonnet.
The mid-grade 200Si and 330Si add front park sensors, driver fatigue detection, lane keeping assist, and autonomous emergency braking, while the GT-Line and GT also add a 360-degree camera system, blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert, and dynamic cornering headlights.
Stinger 200S - $45,990
Stinger 330S - $48,990
Stinger 200Si - $52,990
Stinger 330Si - $55,990
Stinger GT-Line - $55,990
Stinger GT - $59,990
Manufacturer’s list price excluding on-road costs.
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