The 2021 Kia Stinger, one of our favourite family sedans, has been launched in Australia priced from $49,550 plus on-road costs ($53,090 drive away). More a subtle mid-life update than a drastic facelift, the 2021 Stinger has earned more standard equipment, small styling changes and a new infotainment system.

“Since launching the Stinger into an uncertain market the results have been consistently pleasing,” Kia Motors Australia Chief Operating Officer Damien Meredith said. “Australians have always loved and desired a performance edge to their family transport, and in the Stinger, they have the joy of driving enthusiastically and the confidence of safe family touring.

“With the inclusion of new technology and upgrading of existing safety and convenience features, buyers looking for that rare combination of enjoyment and practicality have even more reason to consider a Stinger.”

As before, the 2021 Kia Stinger will be offered in four models split into two engine options: a 182kW/353Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol or a 274kW/510Nm (+ 2kW) 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol, both mated to an eight-speed auto and a rear-wheel drive chassis.

Changes to the 2021 Kia Stinger include lightly revised styling now with LED lighting across the range, new full-length LED tailights, redesigned alloy wheels, a new 10.25-inch touchscreen, more advanced safety kit including cyclist and intersection assist for the car’s auto braking system, upgraded lane keep assist and on V6 models, a redesigned quad-pipe exhaust system to gives two more kW of power.

New 64-colour LED ambient lighting is now standard on the GT-Line and GT, which also earn rear automatic braking for the rear cross-traffic alert system, as well as a blind-spot monitor camera that projects into the driver’s screen and safe exit warning, which warns occupants of oncoming cars when exiting the vehicle.

Pricing for the 2021 Kia Stinger now starts at $49,550 plus on-road costs (+$2,160) for the entry-level 200S, while the GT-Line is now $57,230 (+$740), the 330S $53,330 (+$2,940) and the top-spec GT is $63,260 (+$2,270). Metallic paint adds $695.

2021 Kia String pricing (drive away):
200S 2.0L turbo: $53,090

GT-Line 2.0L turbo: $60,090

330S twin-turbo V6: $56,890

GT twin-turbo V6: $66,690

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Jake is the veteran automotive journalist in the DiscoverAuto team having been in the industry since 2017. His first word was Volvo, he nitpicks every piece of practical design and has an unhealthy obsession for cars that feature rain-activated headlights.

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