Kia has today announced that its highly-anticipated Stinger GT performance flagship will hit Australian shores with a sub-$60,000 recommended retail price.
Set to arrive in showrooms in Q3 2017, the Kia Stinger GT is powered by a twin-turbo 3.3-litre V6 petrol engine developing 272kW of power and 510Nm of torque. Matched with an 8-speed automatic transmission and driving the rear wheels, the sports sedan accomplishes the 0-100km/h sprint in just 4.9 seconds using the built-in Launch Control assist, making it the fastest-accelerating production Kia ever.
Prices for the three-tier Stinger GT line-up start at $48,990 for the S, through $55,990 for the mid-spec Si and on to $59,990 for the fully-loaded GT. All stickers are before on-road costs.
“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.”
Mr Meredith said the decision to announce 3.3-litre pricing ahead of the Stinger’s October arrival was to provide confidence to the substantial number of buyers who have shown faith in putting down a deposit without knowing a final price.
“Almost all of the confirmed orders are for the 3.3-litre, so it makes sense to provide those customers with as much clarity as we can while they wait to take possession of their new cars.”
The range-topping GT will be joined by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol model that produces 188kW and 353Nm. Pricing for this model has yet to be finalised.
A 2.0-litre turbo diesel model rated at 147kW and 440Nm is also available overseas but Kia has not confirmed if this variant will be brought into the Australian market.