Whether that sounds like an ambitious idea or a downright daft one will depend largely on your perception of the Kia brand. If you’re in the latter camp, it’s worth remembering that this Korean firm’s sales are several times more than that of Alfa Romeo, Jaguar and Land Rover combined, and it has won more design awards over the past decade than you can shake a clay modelling scalpel at.
Under its sleek, five-door coupé body, the Stinger is based on the same mechanicals as sister brand Genesis’ G80, meaning it’s rear-wheel drive. And with a trio of engines to pick from, including a diesel and a twin-turbo V6 petrol, can the Stinger compete with its premium-branded rivals? Read on to find out.