Holden Commodore VXR v Kia Stinger GT 2018 Comparison

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    Holden Commodore VXR v Kia Stinger GT 2018 Comparison

    Holden Commodore VXR v Kia Stinger GT 2018 Comparison
    Adopted son or the interloper... which is the true spiritual successor to the Commodore SS?
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    March 14, 2018



    Can any V6 performance sedan ever hope to match the unrivalled blend of potency and value the Australian-made VF Series II Commodore SS delivered? We were handed the names of two candidates to find out.

    One of those candidates was the Kia Stinger GT, the other the Holden Commodore VXR.

    The Kia has been around for a few months now, and its reputation precedes it. In flagship specification it’s powered by a handy twin-turbo V6 that outguns any Holden V8 up until the 6.0-litre Gen 4 introduced with the VE Commodore in 2006.

    Its competitor in this contest is the sports flagship of Holden’s imported ZB Commodore range. Unlike earlier Commodores built in Australia, the Commodore VXR lays down its power through an all-wheel drive system. What it lacks in performance, it can make up with traction…
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    Re: Holden Commodore VXR v Kia Stinger GT 2018 Comparison

    2018 Kia Stinger 330Si v Holden Commodore VXR comparison
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    March 8, 2018

    It’s on again – less than six months ago we put the 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si up against the Aussie-built 2018 Holden Commodore SS-V Redline, and the results were surprising.

    In that test, the Kia Stinger blew us away with its performance and standard level of equipment. So much so that we gave it the win by a nose over the Australian favourite.

    Fast-forward to today and it’s the same test, but with a very, very different Commodore.

    This Holden Commodore is no longer built in Australia, it’s now built in Germany, nor is the Commodore rear-wheel drive, it’s now all-wheel drive. Along the way it has also lost two cylinders, but gained a stack of standard equipment.
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    Re: Holden Commodore VXR v Kia Stinger GT 2018 Comparison

    It seems like GM may have missed the mark.

    The Stinger appears set to slide into the Holden Commodore and Chevrolet SS niche'.

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    Re: Holden Commodore VXR v Kia Stinger GT 2018 Comparison

    Just think if the 3.0TT was dropped in instead of the NA V6...

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    "The Stinger has one outstanding trick up its sleeve – the performance of its turbocharged powertrain. In terms of packaging, value, safety and comfort, the Commodore has it all over the Kia."


    Seems to me, Kia is appealing to a market Australians abandoned

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    Re: Holden Commodore VXR v Kia Stinger GT 2018 Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    "The Stinger has one outstanding trick up its sleeve – the performance of its turbocharged powertrain. In terms of packaging, value, safety and comfort, the Commodore has it all over the Kia."


    Seems to me, Kia is appealing to a market GM abandoned

    Fixed it for you
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    I bet it was some dumbarse in Detroit Hidden Content

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    Re: Holden Commodore VXR v Kia Stinger GT 2018 Comparison

    Depending on what GM does with the next-gem Impala (if any), I may seriously the Stinger.

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    Re: Holden Commodore VXR v Kia Stinger GT 2018 Comparison

    Kia Stinger is a nice car, plausible replacement for the every day's person M5, however, the market for the type of car is extremely small to make a business case for as Holden found out.

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    Re: Holden Commodore VXR v Kia Stinger GT 2018 Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Kia Stinger is a nice car, plausible replacement for the every day's person M5, however, the market for the type of car is extremely small to make a business case for as Holden found out.
    top seller for 15 years and then still top 5 until its last few months on sale

    Kia would be lucky to get 5% of those sales
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    Re: Holden Commodore VXR v Kia Stinger GT 2018 Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    Kia Stinger is a nice car, plausible replacement for the every day's person M5, however, the market for the type of car is extremely small to make a business case for as Holden found out.
    You have no [email protected]#ing idea.
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