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Kia Stinger a strong candidate for NSW and QLD Police force

The upcoming rear-wheel-drive turbocharged Kia Stinger liftback sedan is a very strong candidate to replace the Holden Commodore as the car of choice for numerous police forces around the country, with the South Korean company confirming the vehicle is under active assessment...

Kia Stinger AWD and diesel ruled out... for now

Kia Australia says that, for the foreseeable future, it will not bring the AWD and diesel versions of its Stinger sports sedan to our market, in order to maintain some simplicity in the line-up. The Kia Stinger, which launches in Australia in September, will have a choice of a four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a V6 twin-turbo 3...

Kia Stinger not a ‘cut-price car’, low-$40k to mid-$50k price expected

Kia Australia says its upcoming Stinger liftback sedan will not be a 'discount car', given its popularity and its unique position in the Australian market, which is unlike anywhere else in the world. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Kia Stinger at the Nurburgring race track in Germany, communications manager Kevin Hepworth noted that while final pricing is yet to be officially confirmed, the Stinger will be positioned between the low 40s for the base spec 2...

Kia initially unprepared for Stinger interest

Kia Australia says it had initially underestimated the interest and demand for its rear-wheel-drive turbocharged Stinger sedan, with stock levels for the halo model likely to run short for the first few months. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Kia Stinger at the Nurburgring race track in Germany, communications manager Kevin Hepworth said that around 100 pre-orders have already been taken, making the Stinger the most popular Kia model to date...

Kia Stinger: Australian equipment details revealed in leaked bulletin

A number of key equipment details for the incoming new 2018 Kia Stinger liftback sedan have been revealed, thanks to a dealer bulletin obtained by CarAdvice reader Joe. Although the all-important pricing details are still to be confirmed, CarAdvice can confirm the Stinger will be offered locally in six grades, split equally across the already confirmed 2...

Kia targeting fleet customers with Stinger

Kia Australia is using the Stinger to reel in fleet customers, displaying a pre-production Stinger GT at a recent Melbourne fleet manager's conference. When local Commodore and Camry production wraps up later this year, companies previously tied to Australian large cars will have the ability to look elsewhere...

2018 Kia Stinger GT's exhaust note sampled in onlooker video

A new video published online reveals the subtle standard exhaust note of the 2018 Kia Stinger GT, also revealing why the local arm is working to get a sportier sound from the twin-turbo V6 flagship...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

Kia Stinger: Australian arm "determined" to get the sound right

On track for a late 2017 Australian launch, Kia Australia says local tuning and development of the much-anticipated Kia Stinger is progressing well, with the next major challenge being to ensure the rear-wheel-drive, four-door sports sedan sounds as good as it can...

Kia Stinger GT to get BMW-style, dynamic suspension tweaks for Australia

The Kia Stinger GT’s Australian-market suspension tuning will focus on maximising driving character and response, with product from BMW, Mercedes-Benz and even Lexus cited as key benchmarks, as much as the beloved Commodore SS...

Kia Stinger ‘E’ branding a contentious move: “It should be a Kia all over the world”

Despite a senior figure behind the soon-to-launch Kia Stinger telling CarAdvice – a mere three weeks ago – that the manufacturer had “no goals” to introduce either a sporty or premium sub-brand into the fold, Kia has decided to stick a brand-new badge onto its four-door sports sedan, in an effort to help differentiate it within its home market of Korea...