The Kia Stinger has accustomed a bulk of additional, important assurance technology for 2021 but, while beneath important, you may be admiring to apprehend some models additionally complete meaner, too.
The enhancements appear at a cost, admitting – the cheapest Stinger alone about block beneath the $50,000 barrier with a afore on-roads amount of $49,550, or $2160 college than before.
The GT-Line has the aboriginal amount access at $940 and, admitting it adds a automated limited-slip cogwheel for 2021, it loses its adaptive dampers.
The blow of the Stinger ambit has additionally apparent amount increases, which are abundant below.
All models now add cyclist apprehension and alliance abetment to the accepted free emergency braking, with the closing applying the brakes if it detects an approaching blow while axis beyond advancing traffic.
The lane-keeping abetment arrangement now appearance alley bend apprehension to advice accumulate you in your lane, while lane-following abetment uses the advanced camera to accumulate you centred in your lane.
The GT-Line and GT account Kia’s new Dark Atom Appearance Monitor, as apparent on the Sorento GT-Line, which displays a camera appearance of your dark atom in the apparatus cluster. The 7.0-inch colour advice awning amid the gauges is unchanged.
These trim levels additionally get accepted rear cross-traffic assist, which applies the brakes if it detects an approaching blow while reversing.
Likewise, blind-spot abetment is accepted on the GT-Line and GT, which applies the brakes to anticipate a blow with a agent in accession lane, as is safe-exit admonishing which sounds an anxiety if you try to accessible your aperture into cartage advancing from behind.
The twin-turbo V6-powered 330S and GT accept a standard, factory-developed bi-modal bankrupt with beyond cloister bankrupt tips that’s freed an added 2kW of power, admitting torque is unchanged.
The turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine’s outputs are additionally unchanged, as are its bankrupt outlets.
Visual changes beyond the range, however, abide of new caster designs and new, full-width LED appendage lights and LED headlights, which affection activating cornering lights in the GT-Line and GT.
LED headlights are now accepted beyond the range, replacing aftermost year’s halogen units in the 200S and 330S.
Also accepted beyond the ambit is a new, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment arrangement with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and accessory navigation, replacing the approachable model’s 7.0- and 8.0-inch units, which allows you to brace assorted accessories via Bluetooth.
GT-Line and GT models affection colour-adjustable ambient lighting, while the council caster has a new brownish accomplishment and the dashboard and doors accept a altered stitch pattern.
The flagship four- and six-cylinder variants additionally accept a ability tailgate that can be set to one of four aperture heights in the settings menu, while 200S and 330S models canal their 3.5-inch apparatus array advice awning for a colour 4.2-inch unit.
Kia claims the 2.0-litre is growing in popularity, alike admitting it’s commonly been decidedly outsold by the twin-turbo V6 that’s accepted adequately accepted with police.
“While it is no abruptness that it is the achievement agent which garners the best absorption and excitement, the 2.0-litre alternative is a apathetic burner with growing absorption in an accretion cardinal of areas,” said Kia Motors Australia arch operating administrator Damien Meredith.
Unfortunately, we absence out on the new, turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder agent accessible in Korea and, soon, the US.
It produces 224kW of ability and 422Nm of torque, identical outputs to the Genesis G80 2.5T. The aftereffect 2.0-litre, in contrast, produces 182kW of ability and 353Nm of torque.
Sadly, we additionally absence out on the new amber covering autogenous accessible in added markets. Stinger interiors abide atramentous except for the GT-Line and GT, which action red covering upholstery.
The Stinger is Australia’s acknowledged ample car, admitting that comes with a caveat: aloof two added cars are included in that VFACTS class and one of them, the Holden Commodore, has been discontinued.
Kia has awash 1661 Stingers so far this year, outselling the Skoda Superb by about seven-to-one. The new archetypal is on auction now.
All prices exclude on-road costs unless specified.
The 2021 Kia Stinger ambit comes with a best of two engines.
Powering the Stinger 200S and GT-Line is a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder agent with 182kW of ability and 353Nm of torque.
The Stinger 330S and GT use a twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 with 274kW and 510Nm.
All Stingers use an eight-speed automated manual and rear-wheel drive.
The 2021 Kia Stinger, back able with the turbocharged 2.0-litre, consumes 8.8L/100km on the accumulated aeon while the added able twin-turbocharged 3.3 V6 uses 10.2L/100km.
All Stingers use 91RON approved unleaded ammunition and accept a 60L ammunition tank.
The 2021 Kia Stinger measures 4830mm long, 1400mm alpine and 1870mm advanced with a 2905mm wheelbase.
The Stinger’s absolute baggage amplitude is 406L, accretion to 1114L with the rear seats folded. Beneath the cossack attic is a space-saver spare.
All 2021 Kia Stinger models crave application every 12 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.
Kia offers seven years of capped-price application in accession to its seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
We’ve contacted Kia to affirm if there’ll be any changes to application prices for 2021.
When the Kia Stinger was activated by ANCAP in 2017, it accustomed a appraisement of bristles stars.
That appraisement was based on an developed addressee aegis account of 91 per cent, adolescent addressee aegis of 81 per cent, banal aegis of 78 per cent and assurance abetment of 70 per cent.
All 2021 Kia Stinger models appear accepted with:
GT-Line and GT models add:
The abject Stinger 200S comes with the afterward accepted features:
The Stinger 330S adds the afterward features:
Next up the amount ladder is the Stinger GT-Line, which doesn’t accommodate the 330S’s engine, bankrupt and Brembo brakes, but adds: