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Kia Stinger GT: prices and specs revealed
4WD and turbo engines galore on Kia's anticipated GT. Yours from under £32k
Remember the Stinger? Kia’s GT with rear-wheel drive? That’s the one. Kia has now revealed the specs and most importantly, the price, which starts at £31,995 when it goes on sale on January 1 next year.
There will be five different variants, with three trims – GT-Line, GT-Line S and GT-S – with a choice of three turbocharged engines. Top of the range will be the GT-S with a twin-turbo 365bhp 3.3-litre V6 engine, a 0-60mph time of just 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 168mph. This will set you back £40,495.
GT-Line and GT-Line S both get the choice of a 244bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, or a 197bhp 2.2-litre diesel, that latter motor claiming up to 50.4mpg and giving the GT a claimed touring range of more than 600 miles. All models get an eight-speed auto ‘box with flappy paddles plus rear-wheel drive.Details inside include an eight-inch touchscreen, Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, and a nine-speaker premium sound system.
Some context. A BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe starts from £33k (the 420i Sport with just over 180bhp) against the Kia’s sub-£32k starting price. Move up to the top of the range Stinger GT-S (at £40k), and an equivalent BMW 4 GC (the 440i M Sport) costs over £45k.
“It’s not razor-sharp (nor’s a 4 Series unless it’s an M4, and they don’t do an M4 in the GC body) but it’s game and dignified,” explained TG’s Paul Horrell on the first drive of the Stinger. “Doesn’t feel out of its depth…”
You can read the rest of our first drive review here.
So, BMW or Kia - which gets your online vote?