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One of Australia’s most anticipated new cars, the 2017 Kia Stinger, has been spied in Glebe by CarAdvice reader Neil.

The incoming new Kia Stinger looks to be hot property, with CarAdvice receiving several emails a week with sightings of the two development vehicles currently stationed in Australia.

Following the death of Australia’s locally built rear-wheel drive performance car at the end of 2017, Kia will stroll in with a hope of stealing Commodore sales.

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The GT variant spotted here sports big Brembo brakes on all corners, along with a 3.3-litre turbocharged V6 engine that produces an estimated 272kW of power and 510Nm of torque.

It’ll be mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with steering wheel mounted paddle-shifters.

Targeting a 0-100km/h sprint of just 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 270km/h, the Stinger is likely to become an instant hit with buyers wanting a fix of rear-wheel drive performance madness.

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While it’s around 160mm shorter than the Commodore, the wheelbase is almost the same, as is the width. So from a sizing perspective, it should be a nice transition for buyers still wanting a big performance sedan.

Featuring a mechanical limited slip differential, the Stinger should also have the same ability to lay down an impressive set of 11s at the drop of a right foot.

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The white vehicle spotted in Glebe features a black interior with red seats and was even being tested with a pair of child seats in the rear.

While we’re yet to hear what it sounds like on the move, the Kia Stinger will breathe some life into the large passenger car segment when it finally lands later this year.

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What do you think of the Stinger? Does the design do enough to get you over the line?




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