Kia Australia has revealed the Stinger Carbon Edition, a limited-run version of its range-topping liftback featuring a smattering of real carbon-fibre parts.
The lightweight weave has been used for the grille surround, bonnet vent-style inserts, side vents, wing mirrors, and rear diffuser-style insert, and contrasts with Neon Orange exterior paint in the car pictured here.
Kia has whipped the covers off its Stinger GT420 in Britain, showing what can be done with a pre-production car and a can-do attitude.
Based on the pre-production Stinger used for Britain's media and television demands, the GT420 has been fettled to deliver 315kW of power and 560Nm of torque, 43kW and 50Nm up on the standard car.
Kia and Fujitsu Australia have teamed up to develop a cleaner interface for emergency service vehicles. Rather than relying on bulky, tacked-on instruments, the system integrates into Kia's existing infotainment system.
Based on a Stinger, the car pictured here relies on a Fujitsu software platform (which appears to have its roots in Google's Android platform) that pulls disparate technologies like active numberplate recognition, sirens and internal messaging into the one interface.
People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews.
Here’s a look at what happened on the week of January 8 in years past.
The Stinger has gone on to become one of the most polarising and talked-about vehicles over the last two years. Happy 2nd birthday Stinger!
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The first police force in the world to use a Kia Stinger - Queensland Police - has allowed Kia Australia to bring one of its operational police cars to the mecca of mechanical performance and modification - SEMA 2018.
There's good reason for it too. Built in Australia almost at the last minute and shipped to the States specifically for the SEMA show, the Stinger is all about showcasing the potential of the vehicle for police operations globally.