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    Kia's Upcoming Rear-Drive Sedan Is Possibly Named


    • Stinger? Plus, Kia sees an opportunity for this sedan in Australia

    The long-rumored and talked-about rear-drive Kia GT is coming soon and we have learned a little bit more information about it.

     

    Speaking with Australian outlet Motoring, Kia Australia COO Damien Meredith let out some interesting bits of information.

     

    “We can’t wait for CK. It will be here in the third quarter of next year, in two specifications priced from about $40,000 AUD," said Meredith.

     

    CK is the codename for the upcoming rear-drive sedan which according to Motoring is called Stinger. Meredith did confirm the Stinger would use a 3.3L biturbo V6 with 362 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque as its top engine. Most likely the base engine will be the 3.8L V6 with 311 horsepower. The platform that underpins the current Hyundai Genesis (soon to be the Genesis G80), will be used here.

     

    For Australia, Kia is planning to aim the Stinger at buyers who would have bought the Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon.

     

    “It’s perfect timing. CK will arrive just before the unfortunate demise of Australian car manufacturing, and it will appeal to the same buyers in that segment. It’s a great opportunity for us,” said Meredith.

     

    Source: Motoring.com.au

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    If I lived in AUS I'd get one when they're available and write a F-you letter to GM for killing the Commodore :yes:

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