The Kia Stinger is a major step up in the sports sedan world

October 9, 2017 5:04 pm |

When you think about performance sedans, the big European marques come to mind. Flagship models that have ruled the roads for years with stately appeal and extreme performance. You'd never think of Kia as a player in that field, but with the release of the all-new Kia Stinger, that's set to change.

It's a new foray into the sports market for Kia, who has previously dealt only in the family arena. The Kia Stinger was a risk, but it has paid off. This car sets a new bar for performance sedans with exterior design, superior interior fit and finish, and of course exhilarating speed.

Just how fast is the Kia Stinger?

The Kia Stinger has blistering pace – under the hood of the top-spec V6 variant is a 272-kilowatt engine with a rear-wheel-drive drivetrain that shoots from 0 to 100 kph in just 4.9 seconds. 4.9 seconds for a Kia! That's one of the most amazing and anticipated factors in the release of this car – it's so different to what Kia has done before, but they've got it so right immediately.

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Based on the drivetrain and the amenities, this is a true luxury Gran Turismo car. Four doors and a luxury fit-out would have previously meant the Kia Stinger was a slow, cumbersome, albeit comfortable family sedan. The engineers at Kia have worked their magic and made a big car go fast. You still get all the luxury and the safety of regular family sedans, but you also get a sports car that can rumble around town and shoot off the line better than most.

What else is good on the new Kia Stinger?

So it's fast and it looks good – but that's not where the positives end.

Inside, you get a strong, sophisticated showing, including:

  • Wireless phone charging,
  • 8-inch touchscreen with Smart Connectivity,
  • Heated and ventilated front seats,
  • Power sunroof, and
  • A Harman Kardon premium sound system.

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Along with all the regular safety features you've come to expect on modern Kia models, like 360-degree camera views and traffic monitoring systems, there's a new Active Hood Lift System. This automatically raises the back of the hood slightly in the event of a front collision to help reduce impact on anything slamming into the windshield. Road safety is fast becoming more about every road user, not just everyone in the car, and Kia is leading that charge.

To feel the power of the all-new Kia Stinger for yourself, head into the Sunshine Automotive Kia dealership in Queensland today. Once you're behind the wheel, you'll understand the true beauty of this amazing car.