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Kia E badge explained, debuts on Korean Stinger

The mysterious Kia 'E' badge that surfaced in European patent documents has debuted on the new Stinger sedan at the Seoul motor show this week, while the company's Korean website gives a loose explanation on what the new symbol actually means. Although it was previously thought the new badge could hint at an upcoming electric sub-brand, it appears the 'E' branding will initially be worn by the Korean-market Stinger liftback...

Kia Stinger GT 0-100km/h time confirmed

Kia has confirmed the upcoming Stinger liftback's 0-100km/h time this week during its debut at the Seoul motor show, and it's the quickest model the Korean manufacturer has ever produced. The flagship Stinger GT, powered by a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine developing 272kW of power and 510Nm of torque, sprints from zero to 100km/h in just 4...

2017 Kia Stinger GT spied testing in Sydney

One of Australia's most anticipated new cars, the 2017 Kia Stinger, has been spied in Glebe by CarAdvice reader Neil. The incoming new Kia Stinger looks to be hot property, with CarAdvice receiving several emails a week with sightings of the two development vehicles currently stationed in Australia...

Kia Stinger: ‘a modern Gran Turismo’ inspired by Maserati

Apart from being “probably the sportiest production car” Kia’s chief designer has ever penned, Gregory Guillaume says the Kia Stinger is also very much a modern interpretation of iconic Gran Turismo models from the 1970s. Speaking to Australian media at the Geneva motor show this week, Guillaume said that while building a traditional, two-door sports car would be a fun project, he’s smitten with the four-door, rear-drive Kia Stinger...

Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, says local division

The much-anticipated Kia Stinger is due to arrive in local showrooms later this year, but Kia Australia says the model's success is far from guaranteed. Speaking with Australian media ahead of the kick-off for this week’s 2017 Geneva motor show, Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith, said care needs to be taken to ensure the sports-slanted ‘saloon liftback’ succeeds on the Australian market...

2018 Kia Stinger spied in Sydney

The 2018 Kia Stinger has been spied undisguised in Sydney this week, giving us a closer look at the upcoming Korean liftback. Compared to the vehicles shown at the Detroit motor show and more recently at the Australian Open tennis tournament, which were all top-spec GT models, this red Stinger appears to be a lower-spec variant - likely the four-cylinder entry-level model - and is also right-hand drive...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 20, 2017

Welcome to the 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...

2018 Kia Stinger lands EyesOn Design award

The recently-revealed 2018 Kia Stinger has been presented with the EyesOn Design award for production car design excellence this week at the Detroit motor show. With other categories ranging from concept car, concept truck, production truck, innovative use of colour, graphics and materials, to interior design, and more, The EyesOn Design Awards honour the best production and concept vehicles making their worldwide auto show debut at the Detroit motor show...

2018 Kia Stinger GT: Korean show-stopper lobs Down Under to ace Australian Open crowds

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT, which wowed crowds at the recent 2017 Detroit motor show, has touched down on local soil, unveiled today at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. Kia has been the major sponsor of the Australian Open since 2002, and while the all-new Rio small car is also making its Australian debut at the event, the turbocharged, rear-wheel-drive Stinger is just a shade more exciting...

The Kia Stinger might really be a game changer

Kia Motors executives at this week's Detroit motor show could barely contain their grins when talking about the glamorous new Stinger GT. The slinky grand tourer that boldly made its world premiere in America's Motor City will go down in the annals as a turning point for the Korean brand...

2018 Kia Stinger revealed: Detroit debut for 272kW rear-drive Korean liftback - UPDATE

The long-awaited Kia Stinger rear-wheel-drive sports liftback made its world premiere this week at the annual Detroit motor show. Designed and engineered in Germany, the Stinger thoroughly redefines Kia’s brand and will serve as its new passenger flagship. The car also brings to fruition a promise made years away with the original GT concept from the 2011 Frankfurt motor show...