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Kia Stinger V6 heads Down Under with R520k starting price

10.08.2017

Forecasted to touch down in South Africa sometime next year, Kia Australia has released final pricing details of the V6 engine Stinger sports sedan, with the entry-level 2.0-litre expected to arrive at a later stage.

Already hailed Down Under as a potential successor for soon to be discontinued Holden Commodore, the rear-wheel drive Stinger, in V6 guise, comes powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre mill also used in the (Hyundai) Genesis G80, tuned to develop 272 kW and 510 Nm of torque.

Linked to a eight-speed automatic gearbox with no manual option, the V6 will reportedly hit 100 km/h from zero in 4.9 seconds, making it the fastest production Kia ever made. No top speed figure has yet been divulged. The smaller four-cylinder engine meanwhile churns out 190 kW and 353 Nm of torque, while some markets can also expect a 2.2-litre turbodiesel producing 147 kW and 440 Nm.

Said to have undergone some 1.1-million km of testing in various conditions around the world, 10 000 km of which around the Nürburgring, the Stinger will also feature a five-mode Drive Select system, Dynamic Stability Damping and a full range of in-car and driver assistance systems.

Reportedly due to arrive Down Under next month, the Stinger V6 will start at $48 990 (R516 374) for the base S model and top out at $59 990 (R632 319) for the flagship GT, while the mid-range Si will retail for $55 990 (R590 157).

Article written by Autodealer
10.08.2017
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Posted by: Puseletso
Submitted: 12-10-2017
I can't wait for the car to hit our shores...I am a MASSIVE fan of KIA...