Kia’s Stinger sports sedan will, following an equipment realignment, carry ANCAPs maximum 5-Star safety rating for all models built from March 2018.
With the inclusion of Autonomous Emergency Braking on the 200S and 330S models, ANCAP has lifted the ratings for those two models up to 5-Stars, in line with the rest of the Stinger model range.
“As soon as we were made aware of the unusual situation regarding the original ANCAP rating of the Stinger, Kia Motors Australia took steps to rectify and ensure consistency across the model range,” said Damien Meredith, Chief Operating Officer Kia Motors Australia.
“At no stage was there any suggestion that the physical crash safety of any Stinger model was less than any other grade, however the absence of some technology on the entry-level cars led to a split rating. With the inclusion of AEB on both S grade models that situation no longer exists.”
With the addition of AEB on all cars manufactured from March 2018, the price for the upgraded S models will rise by $1000 – the 200S is now $46,990 RRP while the 330S is $49,990 RRP.