Kia Stinger arrives in Australia; 200S, 200Si prices confirmed

Full pricing and specs for the exciting new Kia Stinger have been released, at the local launch this week. The Stinger is coming in as the brand’s first rear-wheel drive sports car.

The Kia Stinger, if you haven’t already heard, is a new fastback sedan featuring a number of tantalising features and powertrain hardware. The chief among it all is the introduction of a company-first 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 that generates 272kW and 510Nm.

This V6 unit is available in three trim levels, all offering a 0-100km/h sprint in just 4.9 seconds. At this kind of acceleration, it will be welcomed with open arms by Aussie sedan enthusiasts who are soon going to miss the home-grown heroes.

Also joining the range is a 2.0-litre turbo generating 182kW and 353Nm. This is fitted to the first three trim lines, out of the six available in Australia. The four-banger achieves the standard sprint in a still-respectable 6.0 seconds. All come with an eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive in Australia.

Splitting up the lineup, Kia Australia confirms the naming structure and sequence, starting with the 200S, 200Si and the GT-Line for the 2.0L models, and then the 330S, 330Si, and top GT for the 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 lineup.

As standard, all models come with a touch-screen media interface, measuring 7.0 inches on the base S, with an 8.0-inch system for the Si and GT grades. GT-Line and GT grades also get a 720-Watt 15-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system.

In terms of safety, the Stinger comes with Vehicle Stability Management as standard, while some variants come with a comprehensive suite called Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. This ADAS collection includes forward collision warning with autonomous emergency braking and pedestrian detection, along with adaptive cruise control, lane assistance, rear cross-traffic alert, and a 360-degree camera view.

We’d suggest you get into a Kia dealer now if you’re interested, as these will probably sell like hot cakes. Available colours include Panthera Metal (not available in GT-Line or GT), Sunset Yellow, Silky Silver, Hichroma Red, Ceramic Grey, Micro Blue and Deep Chroma Blue. Exclusive to GT-Line and GT is Aurora Black and Snow White Pearl. See below for the starting prices (excludes on-roads):

Kia Stinger 200S 2.0T – $45,990
Kia Stinger 200Si 2.0T – $52,990
Kia Stinger 200S GT-Line 2.0T – $55,990

Kia Stinger 330S 3.3TT – $48,990
Kia Stinger 330Si 3.3TT – $55,990
Kia Stinger GT 3.3TT – $59,990