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New Kia Stinger 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Holden VF Commodore successor now costs more

The Stinger is now more expensive to buy.

Kia Australia has increased the pricing of its performance flagship, the Stinger large sedan.

The Stinger is now $200 dearer, kicking off at $47,390 plus on-road costs for the entry-level 200S and reaching $64,990 for the range-topping GT Carbon Edition (see full pricing table below).

No changes have been made to the Stinger’s standard specification, with a Kia Australia spokesperson telling CarsGuide the price rise was “due to the usual business/exchange-rate pressures”.

As such, the 200S and GT-Line variants are still powered by a 182kW/353Nm 2.0-litre single-turbo four-cylinder engine, while the 330S, GT, GT Night Sky Edition and GT Carbon Edition versions up the performance ante with a 272kW/510Nm 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 unit.

Both engines are mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission, with drive exclusively sent to the rear axle. As such, the Stinger is viewed as a spiritual successor for the homegrown Holden VF Commodore.

As reported, the Stinger will receive a mid-life update later this year, with it expected to usher in mildly revised styling, upgraded technology and improved engines.

That said, the Stinger is reportedly in danger of not receiving a second generation due to low demand in key markets as well as competition from the mechanically related Genesis G70.

2020 Kia Stinger pricing before on-road costs

200Sautomatic$47,390 (+$200)
GT-Lineautomatic$56,490 (+$200)
330Sautomatic$50,390 (+$200)
GTautomatic$60,990 (+$200)
GT Night Sky Editionautomatic$63,700 (+$200)
GT Carbon Editionautomatic$64,990 (+$200)