Johannesburg - Kia South Africa just couldn’t resist taking a dig at the German car companies after South Korea booted Germany out of the Soccer World Cup with an emphatic 2-0 win on Wednesday.
After the game, the importer’s social media team posted a picture of its soon-to-be-launched Stinger on Twitter, with the message: “We’ve always known South Koreans can beat the Germans.”
This is in fact quite a timely provocation as Kia is set to unleash the Stinger in South Africa this August, where it will compete against the likes of Audi’s S5 Sportback and BMW’s 440i Gran Coupe.
As previously reported, the Stinger will go on sale in GT guise, priced at R859 995.
This particular model is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 engine - rated at 272kW and 510Nm, and said to be capable of a 4.9 second 0-100km/h dash.
Power goes to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox and car rides on electronically adjustable suspension which stiffens and softens to match driving conditions.
Let the games begin!