Naza Kia Malaysia, the authorised distributor of Kia vehicles in Malaysia today finally launched the highly anticipated Stinger GT.
First revealed at the 2017 MAI Malaysia Autoshow, the Stinger GT, which is imported from Korea, will be offered in two variants:
While the Stinger 2.0L GT is powered by a 2.0-litre twin scroll turbo 4-cylinder Theta II T-GDi engine producing 255 PS and 353 Nm of torque, the Stinger 3.3L V6 GT comes with a 3.3-litre twin turbo V6 Lambda T-GDi engine which kicks out 370 PS and 510 Nm of maximum torque.
Both engines are paired to Kia’s own 8-speed automatic gearbox which sends all the power to the rear wheels. According to Kia, the Stinger 2.0L GT comes with Kia’s Centrifugal Pendulum Absorber (CPA) feature which helps reduce torsional vibrations through the drivetrain.
And then we have the Shift-By-Wire transmission control which is available on both models, allowing the driver to change between various driving modes. It can also be set to intuitively manage shifts on its own. As for the suspension and steering, there are 5 different modes to choose from.
Among the key features that made the Kia Stinger win praises in the handling department include a limited slip differential, dynamic torque vectoring control, adaptive suspension, and vehicle dynamics fine-tuning at the famed Nurburgring circuit.
Standard features on both variants include:
The Stinger 3.3 V6 GT adds these features:
Both variants of the new Kia Stinger are available in four colours – Hichroma Red, Deep Chroma Blue, Panthera Metal (Grey), and Aurora Black. The interior of the 3.3 V6 GT is only available in red, while the 2.0 GT-Line comes in a sporty black tone.
As for warranty coverage, the Kia Stinger comes with a five-year/unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty.
Dato’ Samson Anand George, Group CEO, Automotive Group, Naza Corporation Holdings Sdn Bhd, said, “The Kia Stinger is the culmination of years of passion and commitment fuelled by the brand’s bold and adventurous spirit to amalgamate nimble performance and unyielding style,”
“To meet customer demands, we are introducing two variants of the Kia Stinger, the 3.3-litre V6 GT and the 2.0-litre GT-Line, both sport sedans that exude disarming confidence, elegance, and athleticism,” Dato' Samson concluded.