Well, it’s certainly attention-grabbing, isn’t it? And in a very good way. There’s certainly something Maserati-ish about the Stinger’s looks, particularly the rear lights and the steeply raked rear three-quarter pillar, while the front end is a touch more Germanic, with its gaping air ducts and sharky nose. Sure, some of those vents are fake, but we’ll live happily with that knowledge given how good the results are; Aggressive but not gaudy, attention-grabbing but classy. And that goes for all the models, given that even the smaller-engined ‘GT Line’ Stinger models still get 18-inch alloy wheels, the contrasting style highlights, and two- (for the diesel) or four- (for the petrol) exhausts. The full-fat V6 GT S gets 19in alloys among a few other tweaks to differentiate it. . The Kia Stinger takes on rivals like the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe and Audi A5 Sportback, but the top-spec GT S feels more like a cut-price Maserati Quattroporte.. TCC’s Bottom Line: The 2018 Kia Stinger is a serious performance contender that is fun to drive, powerful, practical, and upscale, and it all comes at a bargain price..