Kia Stinger 3.3 GT Review
A Wicked Stinger


22 Mar 2018
 

Taking inspiration from the shape of a ‘Coke bottle’, the Stinger boasts large flanks, and together with its fastback styling, delivers a striking silhouette

I have some stinging words about this car (no pun intended), but I shall reserve them for later in the review…

KIA, the Korean manufacturer, and maker of things sensible have been on a roll of late. With the likes of designer Peter Schreyer (Audi TT and Volkswagen New Beetle fame) coming on-board, contributed to what is now known as the “Tiger Nose”, which gave their cars their distinctive identity.

In a leap forward, KIA made a bold decision to field the Stinger, something so un-KIA-like, that it set the world talking…. And for very good reason!

The Stinger gets engineering expertise from the likes of Albert Biermann, formally Vice President of BMW’s M division, and faced miles of gruelling tests at the infamous Nürburgring circuit in Germany.

One cannot deny that the GT-styled car is definitely a head-turner. With its stretched-out wheelbase of 2,905mm, the Stinger is large. With plenty of design cues from their original GT Concept car, the Stinger, especially at its hind quarters with the red tail lamp extensions, does however logically lose those rear suicide doors. On the hood, the Stinger gets a pair of faux intakes, to take in faux air? You do however get real holes, which are located on either side of the car, in the form of air curtains, with air also directed at the brakes for better cooling.

Taking inspiration from the shape of a ‘Coke bottle’, the Stinger boasts large flanks, and together with its fastback styling, delivers a striking silhouette. Its drag coefficient in-fact is a slippery 0.30 Cd.

Propping the large car up, are some aggressively-styled and suiting 19” rims, with a staggered front 225/40 and wider rear 255/35 tyres. Our 3.3 litre GT test car gets better stopping power with its standard 18” Brembo brakes (and yes, fancy red callipers), with 350mm four-piston units up at the front, and 340mm two-piston units at the rear.

Car Loan Calculator - Kia Stinger 3.3 GT (A)

SGD 283,999 (20 May 2022)

Based on OMV, this car is eligible for minimum 40% down payment

Sell Fast With Ease - Oneshift

With Oneshift, you get:
  Best value for your car    A peace of mind when selling    Fast sale from start to end

HIGHEST PRICE FOR YOUR CAR

Best offer with no obligations.
Start Now!

I agree to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal data by Carousell and/or such other third party (as may be necessary) and to be contacted (via email, phone call and/or text message) for any purposes in connection with the application of and transaction of the vehicle, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 and Carousell's Privacy Policy.

Prompt and Fast. Service officer Muhd Yazid was very helpful in guiding the sales, and when urgent assistance is required! Kudos to officer for being able to address all queries.

Arof Bin Yaacob - 3 months ago

It was very smooth and fast deal. Definitely will use one shift again to buy or sell car.

Lorrin - 4 months ago

Great and prompt service as always!

Nair - 4 months ago

Very satisfied by the service and convenience. Ii sold my car in 2 days.

Tan Wee Ann - 4 months ago

Very happy with the ease and smooth experience!

Minarni - 4 months ago

Excellent service. No hassle. Fast and reliable. Absolutely recommended.

Radzaly Bin Mohd Noor - 5 months ago

Excellent. It gives me better money for my scrap vehicle. Thank you guys

Jefri Sidik Soerdi - 5 months ago

The entire experience from registering my car on OneShift to the handing over to the dealer was very pleasant. The process at OneShift was efficient and transparent. Special thanks to RenAi from OneShift who was very detailed and helpful.

Charmaine Ang - 5 months ago

Great experience. Mr Pan the car dealer from Car Enthusiast is very helpful and friendly. Attitude towards client is awesome..

YEO CHOON WEI - 5 months ago

Good response and support from Angie at One Shift when I wanted to sell off my old Camry which was due to be scrapped in early February. Would recommend this platform for those wanting to buy or sell their cars.

Bahl Alok - 5 months ago