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The Kia Stinger has scored a 5-star rating in the Australian NCAP (ANCAP) crash tests

Safety and After Sales Service – The Kia Stinger is loaded to the gills with safety tech. There is an electronic parking brake with auto hold function, ISOFIX child seat mounts, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, lane departure warning, heads-up display, autonomous emergency braking and tyre pressure monitoring system. If launched in India, the Kia Stinger GT will definitely serve as a halo model for the brand and its dealership network is expected to be as expansive as its sister concern Hyundai.

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Overall, the Kia Stinger GT is a well-rounded package

Verdict – Overall, the Kia Stinger GT has completely impressed us on all fronts. It has got the looks, is feature-loaded, is dynamically sound and the 3.3-litre V6 is a hoot to drive. Kia is yet to confirm the Stinger GT for India and if launched in our market, expect it to be priced under Rs. 60-65 lakhs (ex-showroom). It will go head-on against the performance set from Germany and that price tag when viewed against the Germans’ looks very tempting, doesn’t it?

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The V6 petrol engine makes enthusiasts happy

What’s Cool

* Design is striking
* Engine is very punchy
* Handling is super engaging
* Lots of safety features available

What’s Not So Cool

* If launched, will be priced above Rs. 65 lakhs
* Kia doesn’t have the snob value of BMW


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Would you buy a Stinger over a German performance car?

Kia Stinger GT Specifications

* Engine: 3342cc, V6, Twin Turbo Petrol
* Power: 365 HP @ 6000 RPM
* Torque: 510 Nm @ 1300-4500 RPM
* Transmission: 8-Speed AT
* 0-100 km/hr: 4.7 Seconds
* Top Speed: 265 km/hr
* Fuel Consumption: 6-9 km/l
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Suspension: Independent McPherson Strut (Front), Independent Coil Springs (Rear)
* Tyre Size: 225/40/19 (Front), 255/35/19 (Rear)
* Brakes: Disc (Front), Disc (Rear), ABS
* Safety: Airbags, ABS with EBD, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Traction Control, Hill Hold Assist

Kia Stinger GT Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 4830 mm X 1870 mm X 1400 mm
* Boot Space: 660-litres
* Ground Clearance: 130 mm
* Wheelbase: 2905 mm
* Kerb Weight: 1855 kgs

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The Stinger’s India launch is still unclear

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