The Stinger is a refreshing antidote to the raft of SUVs launched in the past year. Here’s an all-new sports saloon designed to take on models like the Audi A5 Sportback, BMW 4 Series Gran Coupй and Alfa Romeo Giulia, but with a Kia badge on its bonnet and a much lower asking price. It does a remarkable job too, driving with real flair thanks to its front-engined, rear-wheel drive layout and a deft suspension set-up. Its 2.2-litre CRDi produces 197bhp, making it a usefully punchy performer.
Price Ј34,225 to Ј37,725 Trim levels GT-Line, GT-Line S Engines 2.2 Diesel (197bhp) Engines 5-door Fastback CO2 emissions 154g/km Combined fuel economy 48.7mpg