All models of Kia Stinger built from March 2018 onwards now have a five-star ANCAP safety rating. That’s due to the inclusion of autonomous emergency braking and lane-keeping assist on the Stinger 200S and 330S models. Previously these cars were only three-star rated because these safety features were missing.
As well as adding these safety items the lower-cost Stingers were also fitted with adaptive cruise control, driver inattention alert and automatic wipers.
This has led to a $1000 price rise in these models, Stinger 200S is now $46,990 rrp, the 330S $49,990 rrp.
“As soon as we were made aware of the unusual situation regarding the original ANCAP rating of the Stinger, Kia Motors Australia took steps to rectify and ensure consistency across the model range,” Kia Motors Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith said.
“At no stage was there any suggestion that the physical crash safety of any Stinger model was less than any other grade, however the absence of some technology on the entry-level cars led to a split rating. With the inclusion of AEB on both S grade models that situation no longer exists.”
The complete Kia Stinger model range is:
200S 2.0-litre turbo-petrol five-door hatch: $46,990
200Si 2.0-litre turbo-petrol five-door hatch: $52,990
GT-Line 2.0-litre turbo-petrol five-door hatch: $55,990
330S 3.3-litre twin-turbo petrol five-door hatch: $49,990
330Si 3.3-litre twin-turbo petrol five-door hatch: $55,990
GT 3.3-litre twin-turbo petrol five-door hatch: $59,990
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local Kia dealer for drive-away prices.