Kia Stinger V6 2017 pricing and spec confirmed

29 August 2017
, GoAutoMedia

Kia Australia has continued its drip-feed of information for the Stinger V6 due next month, this time releasing further specification details for the performance-orientated liftback, of which pricing was revealed three weeks ago.

Every Stinger V6 will come with a mechanical limited-slip differential (LSD) and a set of Brembo brakes, which are comprised of 350mm discs with four-piston callipers up front and 340mm rotors with two-pot stoppers at the rear.

The entry-level S model grade ($48,990 before on-road costs) rides on 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 225/45 Continental ContiSport Contact 5 tyres.

All Stinger V6s are motivated by a 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged petrol engine, which pumps out 272kW of power at 6000rpm.

Other standard equipment includes artificial leather sports seats, an eight-way adjustable driver seat, a six-way adjustable front passenger seat, 3.5-inch mono instrument cluster, six-speaker sound system, 7.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto support and Bluetooth connectivity.

Safety and driver assistance kit extends to a reversing camera, hill assist, rear-cross traffic alert, LED daytime running lights (DRLs) and seven airbags.

Stepping up to the mid-range Si variant ($55,990) further adds 19-inch rims shod in 225/40 (front) and 255/35 (rear) rubber, as well as a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia with a nine-speaker sound system.

Additionally, safety and driver assistance features expand to AEB, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, driver attention alert, front parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers and adaptive cruise control.

The fully-loaded GT flagship ($59,990) steps up with a full-colour head-up display, 7.0-inch colour TFT-LCD instrument cluster, 15-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, wireless smartphone charging, flat-bottom steering wheel, alloy sports pedals, suede roofliner and a powered sunroof.

Meanwhile, upgraded seating features nappa leather upholstery, 'GT' logos, memory function, lumbar support, powered bolster adjuster and thigh extender.

Furthermore, safety and driver assistance aids stretch to 360-degree cameras, blind-spot monitoring, auto-dimming side mirrors, high beam assist and dynamic LED headlights with auto-levelling function.

In addition to the usual colour palette, two exterior paints – dubbed 'Aurora Black' and 'Snow White Pearl' – are exclusive to the top-of-the-line GT hero model.

Power is exclusively sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

All Stinger V6s are motivated by a 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged petrol engine, which pumps out 272kW of power at 6000rpm and 510Nm of torque between 1300-4500rpm.

Power is exclusively sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, which teams with a launch control function to help the spicy four-door sprint from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds.

A 190kW/353Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder unit will also be available, but local pricing and specification details for these other variants are yet to be disclosed. Australia will miss out on the diesel powerplant sold in Europe.

According to Kia Motors Australia chief operating officer, Damien Meredith, the Stinger line-up offers a strong value proposition for potential customers.

"There is a belief that any entry-level model will be, for want of a better description, sparse," he said. "That is not the case with the Stinger.

"There is safety and comfort equipment in this car that you would not normally see in anything but the top of the model range.

"It simply represents outstanding value, starting with the S but stretching across the range."

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