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The fastest Kia Stinger is now the only one you can buy
Kia bins diesel and lesser petrol Stingers for facelift, leaving only 167mph GT S
The Kia Stinger has just been facelifted. And now the only one you can buy in the UK is the fastest (and best) one.
Yup – Kia has binned the Stinger diesel and lesser petrol, presumably because it didn’t sell all that many, leaving only the 361bhp GT S on sale in Britain. You can pre-order one right now for £42,595.
Beyond trimming the range down to just the one model, Kia has also given the Stinger new headlights and new wheel/colour choices (such as the blue pictured). Inside there’s the company’s latest infotainment system, 64-colour ambient lighting and higher-quality materials for “a more luxurious ambience”. New safety tech includes blind-spot monitoring, which displays the feeds from wide-angle cameras under the door mirrors in the instrument cluster.
The Stinger’s familiar 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 drives the rear-wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox. 0-60mph takes 4.7 seconds, which makes the Stinger GT S the fastest-accelerating Kia ever, and the top speed is an autobahn-friendly 167mph. It always has been and remains quite unlike anything else on sale, and really quite likable.