Kia’s Sub $60,000 Sting in The Tail.

0-100km/h in just 4.9 seconds.

Kia’s Stinger performance GT will arrive on our shores with a sub-$60,000 recommended retail price. The Stinger has polarised Holden and Ford fans as they face the demise of the great Aussie performance sedan.

The Stinger is propelled by a 3.3-litre bi-turbo V6 range. With 272kW of power and 510Nm of torque a 4.9 second 0-100km/h dash is possible with a launch control feature.

The range will kick off at $48,990 for the S, $55,990 for the mid-spec Si and on to $59,990 for the real deal GT.

“It was critical for us to bring this car to as wide an audience as possible … something I believe we have achieved with the pricing we have been able to settle on,” Kia Motors Australia Chief Operating Officer, Damien Meredith said.

“From the outset, it was a goal to get a bi-turbo V6 into the market under $50,000. We have done that with room to spare.”

The announcement for the 3.3-litre pricing comes ahead of the Stinger’s October launch, a substantial number of buyers have already put down deposits not even knowing the final price. Pricing for the 2.0-litre model will be announced later.


Chris is EFTM's Motoring Editor, driving everything from your entry level hatch to the latest Luxury cars through to the Rolls Royce. He has been in the media for 20 years, produced three Olympic games broadcasts, attending Beijing 2008 & London 2012. Strangely he owns a Toyota Camry Hybrid, he defiantly rejects the knockers. Chris is married to Gillian and resides in Sydney's North West. They have Sam the English Springer Spaniel and Felix the Burmese cat to keep them company, and recently welcomed baby Henry to the family.
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