STINGER TO BE NEW COP CAR?

Kia plans to submit its new Stinger sedan for consideration as a possible police vehicle.

The Stinger was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show in January, but is not due to arrive in Australia until September.

The model Kia hopes various state police departments will consider is the 3.3-litre, twin-turbo V6 GT, generating 272kw and 510Nm. It also comes in a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder model.

The GT version goes from 0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds, with a top speed of 270km/h. It has mechanical limited-slip differential, electronically adjustable suspension and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The police departments of NSW, Victoria and Queensland are already considering Kia’s Sorento SUV, as well as the Ford Mustang, BMW 5 Series, Volvo S60 Polestar and Chrysler 300.

Kia would need to upgrade the brakes and cabin of the Stinger GT to match police specifications.

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