The all-new Stinger, Kia's first rear-wheel-drive car, will carry a base price of £31,995 (Rs 27.64 lakh) when it goes on sale on January 1 next year in the UK. The car competes against the likes of BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and the Audi S4.
The Stinger has been six years in the making. It is based on the GT Concept from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. There will be five versions, based on three trim grades (GT-Line, GT-Line S and GT-S) and three turbocharged engines. Heading the range is the GT-S, powered by a twin-turbo 365bhp 3.3-litre V6 engine capable of taking the car from standstill to 100kmph in 4.7 seconds.
The GT-Line and GT-Line S both offer the choice of a 244bhp 2-litre four-cylinder engine or a 197bhp 2.2-litre turbo diesel. All models drive the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox with five different shift and throttle programmes and the option of full manual control using the steering wheel-mounted paddles.
The Kia Stinger is priced between £31,995 (Rs 27.64 lakh) and £40,495 (Rs 34.93 lakh).