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2018 Kia Stinger track drive: video

After old mate Jez Spinks went out to assess the on-road character of the new 2018 Kia Stinger, Tony Crawford hit the track at the big performance sedan's Australian media launch. Catch his video above, and read the full review right here...

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2018 Kia Stinger Review
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2018 Kia Stinger Review

See the full article here. The all-new Kia Stinger isn’t the type of car you might expect from a manufacturer that’s forged its considerable success by building everyday, affordable cars and SUVs with plenty of kit, attractive designs, and a price and warranty package that more and more buyers are finding too good to refuse...


2018 Kia Stinger review: track test
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2018 Kia Stinger review: track test

Kia's new Stinger... it's a quick thing. Catch our full review here.


2018 Kia Stinger review
Rating: 910 /10
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2018 Kia Stinger review

The Kia Stinger is a game-changer for the Korean brand, and it's even better than we thought it would be. It's a complete performance package.

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$45,990 - $59,990

2018 Kia Stinger pricing and specs - UPDATE
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2018 Kia Stinger pricing and specs - UPDATE

Update: Kia has confirmed servicing intervals and pricing for the 2018 Stinger range. See bottom of article for details. The 2018 Kia Stinger has finally arrived in Australian showrooms, and while twin-turbo V6 pricing is already known to be starting at $48,990, today's news confirms the cheapest model in the range will be a $45,990 four-cylinder option...


Kia Stinger V8 coming… to America? - UPDATE
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Kia Stinger V8 coming… to America? - UPDATE

UPDATE, 21/09/17: Kia's Australian arm has responded to this story today, stating that an interrupted phone connection had led to its earlier comments being misunderstood. Kia Australia communications manager Kevin Hepworth said this morning that although he noted there had been talk in the media of a V8 Stinger project, there has been no word on such an undertaking, with no confirmation to be had...


Kia Proceed concept revealed - UPDATE
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Kia Proceed concept revealed - UPDATE

Update: Kia has released new images of the Proceed concept, along with some quotes from its European design boss. See article for details. Kia has revealed its Proceed concept, just days before it's due to make its debut at the Frankfurt motor show on September 12...


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Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet score five-star ANCAP rating

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Kia Picanto X-Line revealed for Frankfurt
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Kia Picanto X-Line revealed for Frankfurt

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2018 Kia Sorento detailed for Europe: Australian update due in coming months
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2018 Kia Sorento detailed for Europe: Australian update due in coming months

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2018 Kia Cee'd teased, but hold the drool
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2018 Kia Cee'd teased, but hold the drool

If you thought Kia was going to drop the Stinger on us and declare itself finished with sporting design, now there's this. The concept teased here is yet to be named, but one could easily consider it a first look a powerful new mid-sized shooting brake, shouldering up to the Optima Sportswagon - just as the Stinger's done with the comparatively dull Optima sedan...


2018 Kia Stinger: Australian equipment highlights revealed
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2018 Kia Stinger: Australian equipment highlights revealed

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2018 Kia Stinger pricing revealed
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2018 Kia Stinger pricing revealed

The much-anticipated 2018 Kia Stinger V6 will start below $50,000 when it goes on sale in October this year. The all-new five-door rear-drive Kia Stinger, which is powered by a 3.3-litre bi-turbo V6 petrol engine with 272kW of power and 510Nm of torque, will be offered in three trim grades - the entry-level S priced from $48,990 (all prices plus on-road costs), the mid-range Si from $55,990 and the flagship GT, which slips under the $60K mark at $59,990...


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Rating: 810 /10
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2011 Kia Sorento, Sportage recalled for fire risk
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2011 Kia Sorento, Sportage recalled for fire risk

Kia has issued a recall for 106 vehicles across its previous-generation diesel-powered 2011 model-year 'XM' Sorento and 'SL' Sportage model lines over concerns a fuel hose leak could pose a fire risk. The Korean manufacturer reports that vehicles equipped with the Euro 5 'R' turbo-diesel engine may exhibit premature deterioration of the fatigue-resistance and oil-proofing of the fuel feed hose...


Small hatch comparison
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Small hatch comparison

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2017 Kia Sorento GT-Line review
Rating: 810 /10
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