If you make a list of the unexpected great vehicles we have received in the last few years, it would definitely include the Kia Stinger GT S. You might take some time to recall it, going through the vehicles like Alpine A110 and Toyota GR Yaris, but eventually, you will get to it. Launched in 2017, the vehicle was a nice surprise. It was the first rear-driven car from Kia brought into the country.
Furthermore, it was a sophisticated four-door fastback, much like the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, but it was large in footprint. It arrived with the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 that could develop 365bhp and deliver it via a mechanical limited-slip differential. It could reach 61mph in less than five seconds, and it had a top speed of almost 168mph. Furthermore, it had a very reasonable price, and if you give importance to value for money, it was a great car for you.
It was a true halo model for the firm, one thing it never had. This is why, even though it enjoyed only an average demand, it has been revised for 2021, and it will stay in the market for years, although, now it will only be available as a stand-alone model. The firm has let go of the 2.0-liter turbo petrol and 2.2-liter diesel engines. Also, it now employs rear driveshafts only.
The wheels have been redesigned and change style tweaks have been made to the LED highlights as well. The 3.3-liter motor is less powerful and develops 4bhp less. The interior is almost the same as before, although the quality seems to have improved. It has got a decent amount of switchgear and a 10.3in infotainment touchscreen. All this, with just a little rise in the price.
When you begin to drive, you immediately realize why it got popular when it arrived. It’s responsive and has got a good balance. It offers a decent performance as well, and if you get involved, you can enjoy a good driving experience.