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Does the optional exhaust for the Kia Stinger GT make this a more appealing performance package? Paul Maric finds out.
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Kia Stinger gets controversial ANCAP score

The massively hyped Kia Stinger performance car has been awarded what will become a controversial ‘split’ ANCAP crash safety rating. Mid-range Stinger Si and GT-Line variants, plus the range-topping GT, all get 2017 five-star scores and full commendations. However, the entry grade (fleet-focused) 200S four-cylinder and 330S V6 variants that undercut their siblings by $7000 instead receive a lowly three stars...

CarAdvice podcast 80: BMW M4 Pure v M4 CS

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Costello and Alborz Fallah. It's been a big week in car news, with the Tesla Semi and Roadster being revealed, Hyundai still undecided on its i30 N line-up, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS has been teased, and pricing for the new imported Toyota Camry has been announced...

Kia Stinger bi-modal exhaust pricing confirmed

If you've got a new Kia Stinger V6 and you haven't yet sent your wish list off to Santa, there's still time for one more addition: a $2659.99 bi-modal exhaust. That's the price Kia's local arm expects for its Australian-made, hotly anticipated and badly needed system, confirmed earlier this year...

2018 Kia Stinger Si V6 on the dyno: Surprised with the numbers?

When we took delivery of our Hichroma Red 2018 Kia Stinger Si V6, the first thing we wanted to do was strap it onto a dyno to see just how much power it makes at the rear wheels. In stock form, the Kia Stinger delivers 272kW of power and 510Nm of torque, but that's at the flywheel...

Kia rolls out a pair of Stingers for SEMA

Kia has fully unveiled the tuned trio of cars on its SEMA stand in Las Vegas this year. Along with a pair of reworked Stingers, one of which was previewed two weeks ago, the company will be exhibiting a hotted-up Cadenza. The first, and arguably most exciting, car on the Kia stand is the Stinger GT Wide Body...

Panel Beaters: The live CarAdvice panel show, kicking off Wednesday 8PM AEDT

At CarAdvice, we love to engage with our readers, which is why we're kicking off a live streamed panel show that you'll be able to participate in. On the first Wednesday of each month Panel Beaters will go live at 8PM to cover the latest car news and give you exclusive content, led by a panel of industry experts...

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...