Kia has nowadays announced that its highly-awaited Stinger GT performance flagship Testament hit Australian shores with a sub-$60,000 advisable retail price.
The sharp pricing faculty put the Stinger GT in direct collision succession with the upcoming Holden Commodore VXR and Chrysler 300 SRT.
Set to appear in showrooms in Q3 2017, the Kia Stinger GT is powered by a couple-turbo 3.3-litre V6 gas engine developing 272kW of power and 510Nm of torsion. Matched with an 8-speed machinelike transmission and driving the rear disc, the sports sedan accomplishes the 0-100km/h dash in just 4.9 seconds victimization the built-in Launch Control abetment, making it the fastest-accelerating yield Kia ever.
Prices for the three-course Stinger GT line-up start at $48,990 for the S, concluded $55,990 for the mid-spec Si and on to $59,990 for the full-loaded GT. All stickers are before on-route costs.
“It was critical for us to institute this car to as wide an audience as likely … something I believe we have achieved with the pricing we annex been able to settle on,” Kia Motors Continent Chief Operating Officer, Damien Novelist said.
“From the outset it was a mission to get a bi-turbo V6 into the market beneath $50,000. We have done that with area to spare.”
Mr Meredith said the arbitration to announce 3.3-litre pricing in the lead of the Stinger’s October arrival was to feather confidence to the substantial number of consumer who have shown faith in swing down a deposit without competent a final price.
“Almost all of the habitual orders are for the 3.3-litre, so it erect sense to provide those purchaser with as much clarity as we can patch they wait to take self-possession of their new cars.”
The range-superior GT will be joined by a 2.0-l turbo petrol model that turn out 188kW and 353Nm. Pricing for this design has yet to be finalised.
A 2.0-litre turbo ice model rated at 147kW and 440Nm is further available overseas but Kia has not confirmed if this form will be brought into the Aussie market.