Kia Stinger

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Post by greg81 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:55 pm

Kia are still Marmite cars these days but I'm a fan as the owner of a 2017 Sportage.

Got an email through from them about the launch if their new "Stinger". Looks great to me although very reminiscent of the A7.

Starting at just £30k, going up to £42k for the turbocharged 3.3L V6.

Me likey!
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Post by TR4man » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:20 pm

Might do well in other countries, but Kia is not seen in the U.K. as a prestigious brand, so I doubt they will sell many.
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Post by greg81 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:30 pm

Absolutely not a prestigious brand but they're shifting huge numbers of cars these days!

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:06 pm

Not for me thanks - I bet there isn't a manual gearbox in the range!

For people my age this is a stinger:-

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view ... ajaxhist=0

I think Suzuki need to have a quiet word with Kia about using that name!

Kia maybe need to look for options - Stinker, Minger spring to mind!
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Post by buzyg » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:53 pm

Has the look of something from Detroit to me. No bad thing.
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Post by Buckz » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:18 am

It looks good and I bet it'll be a great car. Doubt it'll sell well and will depreciate like a bomb but will be a good 2nd hand buy in a few years.
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Post by Flyingfifer » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:09 pm

Buckz wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:18 am
It looks good and I bet it'll be a great car. Doubt it'll sell well and will depreciate like a bomb but will be a good 2nd hand buy in a few years.
This.

I was hearing from someone that works for Kia that they arent making a lot if any money on the cars instead its an attempted shot across the bow for Audi/BMW/Merc, basically Kia saying "look, we can make them too" interesting idea, hopefully it goes well, not a Kia fan but competition breeds innovation! :thumbsup:
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Post by jamie_z4 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:52 pm

i actually like that - good buy in 5 years
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Post by ronk » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:41 pm

I think the Kia is taking style lines from BMW.
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