Kia Stinger GT lands in Malaysia in two variants 1

Kia Stinger GT lands in Malaysia in two variants

One of Kia’s most anticipated rides is finally here in Malaysia and what a ride it is. The Kia Stinger is designed and inspired by the concept of being a bona fide gran turismo sports sedan and it aims to do so with a trifecta of speed, performance and comfort in every aspect of its design and specifications.

Externally, the Kia Stinger sports a distinctively eye-catching silhouette with sleek aerodynamic lines, recessed contours along the doors as well as a slightly tapered rear body, all of which are designed to ensure superb aerodynamics when on the road. Up front, the Stinger sports Kia’s distinctive ‘tiger-nose’ grilles flanked by full LED headlamps and a manly-looking, dark-chromed grille. To wit, the Stinger’s fetching good looks snagged it the EyesOn Design Award for Production Car Design Excellence at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in 2017; quite an achievement that.

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To complete the picture, both the front and rear come with circular vents while the cabin itself sports your choice of either Nappa leather or natural leather depending on variant with 8-way power driver seats and 4-way mechanical lumbar support. The Kia Stinger also sports a 15-speaker Harman Kardon speaker system for some serious sound.

In terms of engine options, the Kia Stinger has your choice of either a 2.0L twin-scroll turbocharged four-cylinder Theta II T-GDI engine with 251hp@6,200rpm with 353Nm of torque from 1,400 – 4,00rpm that can to go from 0 to 100km/h in under six seconds. Things get ramped up considerably with the 3.3L twin-turbo V6 Lamba T-GDI engine variant which has the ability to go from zero to 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds and has 365hp@6,000rpm with 510Nm of torque from 1,300 – 4,500rpm. Fast? Heck yeah.
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For Malaysia, Kia is shipping in two variants of the Kia Stinger, with the  3.3l V6 GT retailing for RM309,888 on the road sans insurance while the 2.0l GT-line retails for RM239,888 on the road without insurance. Both variants come in your choice of HiChroma Red, Deep Chroma Blue, Panthera Metal and Aurora Black.