It must have been difficult for Kia to know how to price this car. This flagship 3.3-litre T-GDI V6 petrol GT S variant comes only in a single fully-loaded spec and requires a £41,000 budget for ownership. In terms of its value proposition, well a directly comparable BMW 440i Gran Coupe M Sport will cost you about £4,000 more and is fractionally slower off the mark. Otherwise, you're going to need to think about spending between £7,000 and £8,000 more on cars like Audi's S5 Sportback and the Mercedes-AMG C43 if you're to properly match the proposition on offer here.
Predictably, the Stinger GT S is better equipped than these rivals. You get 19-inch alloy wheels with red 'Brembo' brake callipers. And five-way-adjustable electronic adaptive dampers that allow you to fine tune the driving experience to the conditions. Inside in a GT S, softer 'Nappa' leather covers the seats and the driver is treated to adjustable side bolsters for added support. Plus there's a large sunroof, a powered tailgate. In addition, inside at this level in the range, you'll get a '360-degree around-view monitor', cooled ventilated front seats, heated rear upholstery, a wireless smartphone charger and a thumping 15-speaker Harmon/Kardon Premium Sound System with a subwoofer and 'QuantumLogic' Surround sound.