2017 Kia Stinger - exclusive reader test team preview
Join us for an exclusive preview of the new Kia Stinger executive car on Wednesday 19 July in Surrey...
Join What Car? for an exclusive preview of the new Kia Stinger on Wednesday 19 July 2017 in Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey.
However, next year Kia will launch its own entry into this class, the Stinger. The Korean brand has grown from an also-ran into a star player in the UK car market in the past decade, but it has failed to dent the executive market with its Ford Mondeo-rivalling Optima.
The Stinger's entry-level engine is a 197bhp 2.2-litre diesel, and above that is a 252bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol. The range is topped by the Stinger GT, which has a 370bhp 3.3-litre petrol V6 and is punchier than the Audi S4.
Both rear-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive models are available, and an eight-speed automatic gearbox is standard. Dynamic suspension, Kia says, will give a comortable yet agile drive.
The Stinger will go on sale in early 2018, costing from around £30,000 and up to about £42,000 for the hot GT model.
So, if you're looking for a new company car, or perhaps a performance saloon, why not come along and tell us what you think? At the event, you'll get a close-up look of the Stinger and a Q&A opportunity with the Kia team, before being interviewed for our magazine and website.
To apply, email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Your name
- Your age
- Your mobile number
- Your occupation
- What car you currently drive
- Where you'll be travelling from on the day
- Why you want to see the new Kia Stinger
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