Australian specs and pricing have been announced for the updated 2021 Kia Stinger range which is already arriving in local showrooms.
For 2021, every Stinger variant adds cyclist detection and junction assist to the autonomous emergency braking system. Junction assist uses the front camera and radar to apply the brakes if danger is detected while turning across oncoming traffic.
Kia has also added road edge detection to the lane-keeping assistance system to keep the car wandering from its lane. The lane following assist performs a similar function by using the front view camera to determine the position of the car within the lane and keep the vehicle centred
The GT-Line and GT models go a step further with the standard inclusion of the brand’s rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist which monitors and if necessary brakes to avoid traffic from either side of the vehicle when reversing.
Buyers of the GT-Line and GT varinats also nab Kia’s clever Blind Spot View Monitor from the new Sorento. The tech displays a camera view of the car’s blind spots in the 7.0-inch digital instrument cluster.
Safe exit warning is also included on the high grade models, it alerts passengers with a sound and visual warning if there is an attempt to open the doors with traffic approaching from the rear.
Design changes that distinguish the updated Stinger include new alloy wheel designs, LED headlights and full-width LED tail-lights. Buyers should note both the 200S and 330S are now equipped with LED headlights as standard, while the GT-Line and GT also get dynamic cornering lights.
A power tailgate that can be set to one of four opening heights is also standard on the GT-Line and GT.
On the inside, every model features a larger 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite navigation.
200S and 330S models swap the 3.5-inch driver information screen in the gauge cluster for a 4.2-inch colour unit.
Further interior changes consist of a new metallic finish on the steering wheel and the bezel that surrounds the instrument cluster. Higher grades will also get contrast stitching on the dashboard and doors, and ambient lighting with 64 colours.
Interestingly, the GT-Line gains a mechanical limited-slip differential but loses its adaptive dampers.
The V6-powered 330S and GT are now equipped with the factory-developed bi-modal exhaust with larger quad tips as standard. It liberates an extra 2kW of power taking the twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 unit to outputs of 274kW and 510Nm.
Entry models continue with the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine developing 182kW of power and 353Nm of torque.
Both engines are matched to an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive.
2021 Kia Stinger pricing (excludes on-road costs):
200S – $49,550 (+$2160)
GT-Line – $57,230 (+$740)
330S – $53,330 (+$2940)
GT – $63,260 (+$2270)
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