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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject: Kia Stinger GT  Reply with quote

http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news...2017-kia-stinger-gt-takes-audi-s4


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really like that. Kia are coming out with some great design at the moment.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better than I might have hoped from the name, but reminiscent of a Jaaag that's been buggered by an M4.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Twelfth Monkey wrote:
Better than I might have hoped from the name, but reminiscent of a Jaaag that's been buggered by an M4.


That sums it up nicely!
There's definitely too much going on in the design.  From Twelfth's description I'm quite glad that Michael's link hasn't shown us a picture of the rear...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The shape works in a sort of Panamera sort of way. But much of the detail design is way too OTT.

For some reason it puts me in mind of a Renault Safrane Biturbo.

(hands up who remembers those existed...)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Racing Teatray wrote:
The shape works in a sort of Panamera sort of way. But much of the detail design is way too OTT.

For some reason it puts me in mind of a Renault Safrane Biturbo.

(hands up who remembers those existed...)


Me!

LHD only too, with something like 270bhp.

Don't like that Kia thing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I reckon an estate/tourer version would be just the thing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Side on and from the back it looks good. There are hints of Jaagness as said, plus Audi A5/A7 influences for sure. The front looks as busy as most cars seem to now.

I was pretty shocked though to see that Autocar estimated the price at 49k if it comes to the UK. That seems awfully optimistic, to say the least, even with a 3.0 engine.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit overdone with the vents and all that, but I like the idea.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the look of that but 49k?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as the VXR8 is staggering towards the graveyard...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Odd C pillar/quarterlight and cucumber-up-the-arse headlights aside, I really like that.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A new RWD Saloon with a six-pot petrol engine - yes please.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This'll be an obscure bargain in 6-8 years.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grampa wrote:
I like the look of that but 49k?


49k for that is bad enough, but who the hell pays 49k for bloody Sorento?????
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Racing Teatray wrote:
The shape works in a sort of Panamera sort of way. But much of the detail design is way too OTT.



I agree, good shape and some really nice styling elements (the rear lights for example) and then they have somehow made it look like a blinged up Vauxhall Cavalier on a housing estate.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It makes me think of the Dodge Challenger (? the 4 door saloon one) that's been crossed with a Merc/BMW to increase the vent and jewellery count.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giant wrote:
This'll be an obscure bargain in 6-8 years.


If anyone even buys one new, that is.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BeN wrote:
Giant wrote:
This'll be an obscure bargain in 6-8 years.


If anyone even buys one new, that is.


Well, every Kia dealer will have to register at least one and I'm sure the dealer principal will want the 3.0 version as well, so that'll ensure some second hand supply.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was talk of a 2.0 turbo four version, so I hope the UK gets the V6 too.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More pics & details:

http://www.evo.co.uk/kia/18685/ki...gt-european-model-lineup-revealed
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to hear their explanation of why it weighs more than 1900 kg
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A bit like the Infiniti Q50 3.0 V6 in Autocar. A new mid-sized saloon with a petrol six-pot, good...until you read it weighs 1813kg. Why so heavy? I expect a 5-Series or E-Class to weigh that. No wonder a 340i with almost 80 bhp less could theoretically outrun the Q50, with that excess chub.
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Didn't the Infiniti only get two stars, as well as being a chubber?  Infiniti definitely hasn't done what Lexus did with the original LS...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car did a feature on the lowest selling cars in the UK. I think the Q50 sold 38 last year. Their comment: proof (finally) that UK car buyers have common sense. Apart from these 38.

It's a crying shame, though - the G35 and G37 were highly rated sports saloons and coupes, but Infiniti seems to be happy to trash their legacy, and their customer base.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's an article in EVO about this car.
Doesn't sound too bad.
Also I wonder how big it actually is - they say it's 'bigger than a 3 series or A4'.
If it's similar to a 5 series then the weight isn't so surprising - an RS6 is 1950kg according to EVO and I don't think the M5 is a particular lightweight.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim wrote:
There's an article in EVO about this car.
Doesn't sound too bad.
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Evo have made it look like a high quality product.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PhilD wrote:
Tim wrote:
There's an article in EVO about this car.
Doesn't sound too bad.
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Evo have made it look like a high quality product.


Despite it not having the fabled Porsche badge on the front.....  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sav wrote:
A bit like the Infiniti Q50 3.0 V6 in Autocar. A new mid-sized saloon with a petrol six-pot, good...until you read it weighs 1813kg. Why so heavy? I expect a 5-Series or E-Class to weigh that. No wonder a 340i with almost 80 bhp less could theoretically outrun the Q50, with that excess chub.


Not looked at the thread dedicated to untrue weights recently (can't even remember its name - sorry!) but 1813kg doesn't seem that excessive, IF it's the true weight, compared to what I remember some of the proper weights of some rivals turned out to be . . .


. . . using the word "rivals" in its loosest possible sense you understand.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a 3-series rival, though, when that car, the XE and Alfa Giulia are all in the 1500-1600 kg range
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Tim wrote:
There's an article in EVO about this car.
Doesn't sound too bad.
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Evo have made it look like a high quality product.


Despite it not having the fabled Porsche badge on the front..... :grin:


You'll like this months Evo, they only gave the Panamera Diesel 3.5/5
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Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Tim wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Tim wrote:
There's an article in EVO about this car.
Doesn't sound too bad.
.


Evo have made it look like a high quality product.


Despite it not having the fabled Porsche badge on the front.....


You'll like this months Evo, they only gave the Panamera Diesel 3.5/5


Turns out the engine was a bit of a disappoint. Shocker.
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PhilD wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Tim wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Tim wrote:
There's an article in EVO about this car.
Doesn't sound too bad.
.


Evo have made it look like a high quality product.


Despite it not having the fabled Porsche badge on the front.....


You'll like this months Evo, they only gave the Panamera Diesel 3.5/5


Turns out the engine was a bit of a disappoint. Shocker.


I've never understood why the Cayenne and Panamera have diesel written in fancy writing on the side. Why advertise it?!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Tim wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Tim wrote:
There's an article in EVO about this car.
Doesn't sound too bad.
.


Evo have made it look like a high quality product.


Despite it not having the fabled Porsche badge on the front.....


You'll like this months Evo, they only gave the Panamera Diesel 3.5/5


Ah but it's a lardy saloon with their least favourite means of power generation so that's ok - if it was a Jag it would've got 2.5 stars. Maybe.
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PhilD wrote:

Turns out the engine was a bit of a disappoint. Shocker.


I read that last night and couldn't help thinking that the engine suits the kind of car. It doesn't really strike me as the kind of car most owners would be wanting 10/10ths from. If they do, they should buy the big petrol one!


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