The Kia Stinger GT can be yours from just £31,995

UK pricing has been announced for the Kia Stinger GT – The companies attempt to take on the big guns from Germany

3y ago

If you’re in the market for the new and rather svelte-looking Kia Stinger GT then good news! The UK order book opens today with prices starting at £31,995 to get one on your drive.

For your £32k hard-earned pounds, you get the base spec 2.0-litre GT-Line with the range-topping with the fire-breathing GT-S model costing £40,495. The GT-S will run to 62mph in 4.7 seconds thanks to a 365bhp 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 GT-S. All of this power and fury will all allow the hottest model to run onto a very quick 168mph beating its German rivals thanks them running out of pace at a limited 155mph.

When pit the GT against its direct rivals the Audi S5 Sportback and BMW 440i Gran Coupe which start at around £5k more before you get into the massive in-depth options list, then the GT-S looks even more of a performance bargain.

If you want the more sedate versions, then the entry-level GT Line model packs 244bhp into its arsenal which results in a 0-60mph time of 5.8 seconds. There is also a 197bhp 2.2-litre diesel motor which completes the benchmark sprint in 7.3 seconds for which pricing has yet to be confirmed.

When benchmarking the big Kia against the Germanic big guns of this world, you cannot help but think that items such as standard fit 8.0-inch touchscreen navigation, heads-up display (very useful) and a limited-slip differential included on the GT-Line models is all very good value for the money. If you step up a trim level to GT-Line S trim, then a massive 15-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system awaits before you get to the GT-S which gives you everything along with more power and electronic suspension amongst other items.

How do you think the Kia Stinger GT-S would fair against its German rivals? Comment below and share your thoughts in the #performance-cars chat.

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Comments (9)

  • First I want to hear the comments of James May about this car. He tested one in Mallorca earlier this year.

      3 years ago
  • To the badge snobs, this will never rate. To everyone else, it's a performance bargain, as is the i30 N. Europe needs to be very afraid. Kia/Hyundai (same company) are about to beat the Japanese at their own game and take it to the Europeans. Forget the US outside the US.

      3 years ago
  • If we consider the cost of its class-rivals, it's difficult to avoid seeing some value in the Kia. Warranty may be the deciding factor here. Kia has had a really good warranty here in the U.S., for the last 10 to 12 years at least, and they are making an effort to capture more of the market so they actually treat their customers as if they have value to the company. They seem to be competing more with Hyundai than with Mercedes or VW. The overall build quality of Kia and Hyundai have come a long way, including better materials, thankfully. At least the switchgear doesn't make me feel like I need a shower after touching it, anymore, and much to James' disMay, they're using real cow bits on the inside. Let's be honest, a fully loaded Kia is going to be at least $25,000 cheaper than a comparatively spec'd and comparably sized German car. Does that mean that the Kia is a better car? Of course not. Does that mean that the Kia will drive as well as its Germanic rivals? No. Will it be cheaper to own, and maintain? Probably. Will it be reliable enough? Maybe. However the biggest question here is actually: Will a Kia depreciate as quickly or as deeply as its German rivals? Doubtful, because the entry price is pretty reasonable for what you're getting.

      3 years ago
    • The very long warranty is quite a cunning way for Kia to keep residual values up, and stop depreciation for being a big reason not to buy one.

        3 years ago
  • Kia have always produced better cars than people would give them credit for, but in subtle ways. It's good to see them including deliberately sporty models and hopefully they will gain some ground against the usual suspects. I drive a Mk1 Soul Shaker, and despite the odd looks it's a hoot to drive quickly, with an eager diesel engine and tidy handling.

      3 years ago
  • Looks real bargain and think Kia are on a massive upwards curve in performance cars which will push their sales. I'd buy one!

      3 years ago