The Kia Stinger is a sublime example of engineering and design. It took seven years to create, and it takes less than five seconds to understand why. 4.7 to be exact, which is the 0-62mph time of Stinger’s powered by the 3.3 V6 T-GDi engine. It’s setup to handle corners with grace and decorum, soak up motorways and deliver a scintillating burst of performance when you plant your right foot. Choose from GT-Line, GT-Line S and GT S trims. Smart Cruise Control and a Head-Up Display are standard features, with a Smart Power Tailgate, 360° Around View Monitor and limited slip differential standard on GT-Line S models. Choose the GT S for upgraded Nappa leather upholstery and 19” alloys.
From its bespoke cockpit with gloriously premium materials to its muscular sloping bonnet, the Stinger is a class act through and through. LED headlights are standard on GT-Line S models with Brembo brakes on GT S models.
The ride and handling is fine-tuned for high-speed driving and you have the choice of a 3.3 V6 engine with 365bhp, 2.0 T-GDi engine with 244bhp or 2.2 CRDi with 197bhp, all of which are paired with a dashingly quick 8-speed automatic transmission.
GT-Line S and GT S models feature a Smart Power Tailgate, through which there’s a generous boot capacity of 406-litres. The rear seats split-fold 60-40 and there’s ISOFIX child seat mounting points located on both rear outermost seats.
Living with it
With its slick 8” touchscreen, Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, front and rear parking sensors and heated front seats with electrical adjustment, the Kia Stinger is just as easy to live with as a Sportage - only it’s much faster and sportier.