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CarAdvice podcast 76: Tokyo Motor Show hits and misses

A lot of the CarAdvice team is at the Tokyo motor show this week, which leaves Mandy Turner alone in the studio, with Trent Nikolic joining her on the phone from the Sydney office. In car news, Mercedes-Benz says the X-Class deserves a premium price, the Kia Optima Sportwagon PHEV is being re-considered for Australia and former Audi Sport boss, Stephan Winkelmann will be the new Bugatti president...

Kia slams Stinger for SEMA

The 2018 Kia Stinger has only just landed, but the Korean manufacturer has already handed it over to West Coast Customs for a wide-body makeover. There’s only one image of the car at the moment, but the tweaked Stinger GT certainly shows some serious promise, with aggressively-flared arches and an angry-looking diffuser...

Kia Stinger sales off to strong start in hunt for 500 monthly sales

Kia Australia is expecting its new Stinger performance car to reach 200 sales in October alone - its first, incomplete month on the market - despite the car's official marketing campaign still being months away from kickoff. Helping that hot start, according to chief operating officer Damien Meredith, is that the company has allocated a Stinger to each of its 127 dealers, giving the car clear exposure to potential buyers...

CarAdvice podcast 74: Melbourne conducts one of world's largest self-driving surveys

This week Mandy Turner and Mike Costello talk about Porsche trialing a new subscription service, the Toyota Century has been unveiled, and Mazda tops the Roy Morgan owner satisfaction survey. Honda is pleading for Takata-affected owners to get their cars fixed with 94,000 cars still to go, the 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport will be in Australia in the first quarter, and the open-topped 86 hybrid Toyota GR HV Sports Concept will be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show...

Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline: 1/4 mile and 0-100km/h

While we put the finishing touches on our Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore SS-V Redline comparison, we thought we'd share this with you. We lined up both cars over a stretch of road at the Australian Automotive Research Centre (AARC) to measure 0-100km/h and 1/4 mile times...

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. You can also get all the pricing and equipment details in our article here...

CarAdvice podcast 71: Tony Crawford reviews the Stinger!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Dave Zalstein. Paul has his say on Victoria Police's choice on its next patrol car being a BMW 530d. Also in car news, Ford Fiesta has been axed in the US, and Australian prospects are still unclear...

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

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...

2018 Kia Stinger: Australian equipment highlights revealed

Australian buyers now have a clearer view of the features they can be expect to find in the new 2018 Kia Stinger, with the company this week highlighting key equipment items. This latest drop follows the release in early August of pricing for the 3.3-litre turbo V6 models, which will see the 272kW/510Nm sedan kick off from below $50,000...

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...