The KIA Stinger

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Korean car manufacturer KIA is expecting big things from the launch of 'The Stinger' and they could be right. Kia claims The Stinger brings style,  refinement and power to their brand range and sees it as a replacement for the V8 Holden Commodore.

The Power

Powered by a 3.3 litre twin turbocharged V6 petrol engine, it punches out 272KW of power at 6000 rpm.

The Cost

Kia Australia has revealed pricing for V6 variants of its Stinger liftback just delivered to the Australian market, with the three-tier, high-performance line-up to start from $48,990 before on-road costs for the S model grade.

The mid-spec variant – called Si – will cost $55,990, while the range-topping GT is set to sell at $59,990 but should come loaded with all the bells and whistles.


Comparatively, the outgoing V8 Commodore normally sells around $50,000 and in SS form about $55,000 even though of late you will pay as much as $80,000 for the SS-V Redline.

So the Stinger on normal prices is a bit more expensive but comparatively is now in the market as less expensive option.