Kia Australia has announced local pricing for the V6 versions of its eagerly awaited Stinger rear-wheel drive model.
Pricing for the more affordable 2.0-litre four-cylinder model is in the final stages of being settled.
The V6 Stinger’s price and performance are roughly in line with a V8-powered, six-speed auto equipped Holden Commodore VF SS-V Redline, which comes in at $56,190 and fitted with comparable features to the Stinger Si.
All V6 Stinger models will boast a limited-slip differential as standard, Brembo brakes, variable-ratio steering rack, and keyless ignition/entry.
The Si and GT also get lane-keep assist, active cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, full leather trim, automatic emergency braking, and an 8.0-inch infotainment display, while the GT flagship gets higher-grade Nappa leather, driver’s seat memory, premium audio system, blind-spot monitoring, multi-mode suspension, LED headlamps, head-up display, sunroof, and a power-adjustable steering column.
Kia Motors Australia Chief Operating Officer, Damien Meredith said retail pricing has been set “to bring this car to as wide an audience as possible”.
"From the outset it was a goal to get a bi-turbo V6 into the market under $50,000. We have done that with room to spare."
Meredith said the decision to announce the V6 pricing ahead of the Stinger's October arrival was to provide confidence to the substantial number of customers who have already put down a deposit without knowing its final price.
"Almost all of the confirmed orders are for the 3.3-litre, so it makes sense to provide those customers with as much clarity as we can while they wait to take possession of their new cars."