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.
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