Published: 21 Dec 2017

Kia Stinger named in best road tests of 2017

The latest addition to the Kia new car range has been impressing motor publications since its launch. Leading magazine and website Auto Express has named the Kia Stinger as one best road tested cars of the year. Jennings Motor Group takes a look at why the Stinger made the list.

With a 365bhp 3.3l twin-turbo V6 engine, the Stinger GT-S is Kia’s first venture into the sports saloon market. With performance to rivals the likes of the Audi S5, Albert Biermann, Kia’s head of Vehicle Test and High Performance Development added the Stinger has “to surprise people and change perceptions of the brand.”

Kia Stinger Key specification

  • Model: Kia Stinger GT-S
  • Price: £40,495
  • Engine: 3.3-litre V6 turbo
  • Power/torque: 365bhp/510Nm
  • Transmission: Eight-speed auto, rear-wheel drive
  • 0-60mph: 4.7 seconds
  • Top speed: 168mph
  • Economy/CO2: 28.5mpg/225g/km

Superb specification as standard

The Kia Stinger is available with superb levels of specification as standard. Features available across the Stinger range include Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, 360o monitor, all-round parking sensor, Harman/Kardon hi-fi and a head-up display. Further specification includes vented and heated front seats.

In summing up the stunning Kia Stinger, Auto Trader commented “the Stinger GT has delivered on the promise of Kia’s racier-looking four-door coupe. It’s a solid first effort at a sporting family car that proves the Korean brand is heading in a positive direction. It’s not without its drawbacks, but in its most potent GT-S guise the Stinger is an individual choice that can compete on merit in certain areas with its German rivals”.

Test drive the Kia Stinger at Jennings Kia

The new Kia Stinger is available to test drive today at Jennings Kia’s dealerships in Stockton and Washington. To secure a test drive at a time and date convenient to you call 0333 414 9750 to speak to a Kia specialist.

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