Kia will be entering a new and perhaps unexpected market sector with the new Stinger GT saloon.
The car will be available with a choice of three engines: a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, a powerful 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6, and most importantly for fleet buyers a 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine.
The diesel engine is anticipated to account for the majority of Stinger sales across Europe. It produces 200PS and 440Nm of torque, so performance should be strong – 0 to 62mph takes 7.3 seconds and it emits 147g/km of CO2
With Hyundai-Kia having poached one of BMW’s top engineering bosses, Albert Biermann, in 2014, the Stinger is expected to offer an appealing package for driving enthusiasts.