The Kia Stinger GT 3.3L V6 is now RM74,000 more expensive post-SST


Back in September 2018, Naza Kia Malaysia released its post-SST (Sales & Services Tax) price list for its range of cars sold in Malaysia but curiously, the list did not include the brand’s halo model, the Kia Stinger. Now the company has quietly released the revised price of their halo model.

Revised on-the-road pricing (without insurance, inclusive of SST) for the Stinger 2.0L GT-Line is RM264,888, RM25,000 more expensive than before and the Stinger GT 3.3L V6 is now RM74,000 pricier at RM383,888.

The revised prices place the Stinger in an even more unfavourable position against German alternatives, in particular, the locally assembled Mercedes-AMG C 43 4MATIC facelift which is priced at RM421,888 or within RM38,000 of the Stinger GT 3.3L V6. Both spotting a twin-turbocharged V6 engine but the AMG has the benefit of smaller engine displacement (lower road tax) and four-wheel drive.

To recap, the Stinger 2.0L GT-Line is powered by 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol pushing out 255 hp and 352 Nm while the Stinger GT is powered by a 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 packing 365 hp and 510 Nm of twist. Both engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission and are rear-wheel drive.

Century sprint on the four-pot Stinger is 6.0 seconds flat while the V6 equipped Stinger GT will go from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds; just 0.2 seconds slower than the C 43.

Equipment list remains unchanged from launch, with the Stinger 2.0L GT-Line equipped with LED projector headlamps, LED combination headlamps, quad exhaust outlet, 18-inch alloy wheels, leather upholstery, 700W 15-speaker Harman Kardon surround sound system, panoramic sunroof, 12-way powered front seats with memory function for driver seats, heated and ventilated front seats and 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The Stinger GT 3.3L V6 gets additional red painted Brembo brake calipers, 19-inch alloys, Nappa leather upholstery, heads-up display, 16-way powered driver seats and GT embroidery on the seat headrest and multi-info gauge (G-Force, oil temperature, etc).

Safety equipment for both variants include seven airbags, Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control (DTVC), limited-slip differential, launch control, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control System (TCS), ABS, Hill-start assist, Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), 360-degree surround view camera, blind spot monitor as well as front and rear parking sensors.

There are four exterior colours to choose from, HiChroma Red, Deep Chroma Blue, Panthera Metal and Aurora Black. The top-spec GT gets an exclusive red interior while the GT-Line gets a single-tone black theme. Every purchase of a Kia Stinger GT comes with a 5-Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty.


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Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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