A day that a lot of people never thought would come has arrived – the Kia Stinger has been launched in Malaysia. The rear-wheel drive halo model is now available here in two turbocharged forms: 2.0 T-GDI GT-Line for RM240k and the full-fat 3.3 V6 GT for RM310k.

Obviously this is uncharted territory for Kia. Never before has the Korean brand offered a model as ambitious, exciting and of course, as expensive as this. A budget brand, Kia no longer is. That, is certain.

The question is, is it ready to play with the big boys – is the Stinger a valid alternative to the established German upper class brigade it’s trying to gain entry to? Beyond that, would yours truly have considered the Stinger instead of the Mercedes-Benz C 300, and would Matt, as a long-time Kia owner, do the same? Find out in this episode of PT Talks.

Beyond that, we also touch on a sore subject: the lack of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) on the Stinger. Do give us your thoughts below, and thank you for watching.

GALLERY: Kia Stinger GT