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2021 Kia Stinger: 2.5-litre turbo engine ruled out for Australia

The 2021 Kia Stinger's new 2.5-litre turbo four-cylinder won't make its way to Australia, thanks to local buyers' thirst for six-cylinder power. Confirming what many already expected, the facelifted Stinger – introduced locally at the end of 2020 – will continue on with its choice of 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder or 3...

Kia Stinger granted stay of execution under CEO Ho-Sung Song

The Kia Stinger has seemingly been granted a stay of execution under CEO Ho-Sung Song, despite rumours the full-size sedan could be facing the axe ahead of schedule due to poor international sales. Speaking to Australian journalists during the reveal of the EV6 electric SUV last week, Mr Song confirmed the model wouldn't be phased out in the immediate future: "We [will] continue to provide the [Kia Stinger] in the Australian market for the next coming years...

2021 Kia Stinger price and specs: Price rises and spec changes for facelifted model

2021 Kia Stinger price and specs Prices are up, now from $53,090 drive-away Larger 10.25-inch infotainment screen as standard New exhaust for the V6, extra 2kW The 2021 Kia Stinger has gained more power, subtle styling changes and extra equipment for next year – but its has also received a price rise...

Cheap speed: The cars with the most power per dollar

In our era of turbocharging and electrification, it can seem almost weekly that a new, immensely powerful, absurdly expensive hypercar or super-sedan makes its debut. The Bugatti Bolide, SSC Tuatara, Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series and heavyweight GMC Hummer EV encompass some of the more recent additions to the high-horsepower club...

2020 Kia Stinger recalled with fuel pump fault

Kia has recalled 372 examples of the Stinger, citing a potential fault with the fuel pump's jet nozzle housing. The affected vehicles are designated MY2020, and all were sold between May and July of this year. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “a plastic burr may remain after the moulding process of the fuel pump's jet nozzle housing, potentially blocking the nozzle"...

2021 Kia Stinger facelift detailed, Australian launch later this year

2021 Kia Stinger facelift detailed in full Engine options unchanged for Australia, bar new variable sports exhaust Interior upgraded with larger touchscreen, new trim choices Safety suite gains new technologies Kia has released full details of its facelifted 2021 Stinger performance flagship, ahead of its Australian arrival in the fourth quarter of 2020...

2021 Kia Stinger revealed, Australian debut due later this year

UPDATE: Kia Australia has confirmed the new Stinger will continue with current powertrains locally, with the model expected to arrive to our shores in late 2020. Updated specifications to be announced closed to the launch. The 2021 Kia Stinger has been revealed ahead of an Australian debut set for later this year, showing what is a relatively subtle mid-life facelift to the company's flagship performance sedan...

2021 Kia Stinger facelift spied without disguise - UPDATE

UPDATE: the 2021 Kia Stinger has now been detailed, and the 'bad' news is Australia won't see any engine upgrades. Details here. The updated 2021 Kia Stinger has been spied on South Korean roads without a hint of camouflage, suggesting a debut could be just weeks away. These latest images come to us via enthusiast site The Korean Car Blog...

Kia Stinger beats Holden Commodore in sales race

The Kia Stinger that has come out on top in the battle for a slice of the shrinking large car market, according to latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Kia sold 93 Stingers in May, beating out the Holden Commodore (40 sales) and the only other combatant in the segment, the Skoda Superb (15)...

Next generation Kia Stinger under a cloud – report

There may not be a second generation of the Kia Stinger, a report from Korean Car Blog has claimed. It is the second time in less than 12 months the long term future of the turbocharged sports sedan has been questioned. Last year CarAdvice reported Kia was undecided on whether it would build a successor to the current Stinger...

2021 Kia Stinger with a 3.5 turbo six? Not so fast...

UPDATE: the 2021 Kia Stinger has now been revealed. See our story here. A subtle facelift for Kia's mean Stinger liftback sedan appears to be on the way, with spy photos on a Korean website hinting at new lighting signatures at both ends. It remains to be seen if any changes will be made to the cabin – such as a bigger display, styling tweaks and new materials – but one thing we shouldn't bet on is changes to the Stinger's powertrains...