Previously, it was rumoured that Kia is killing off the Stinger variant due to slow sales. On a turn of event, Kia Motor Corporation (KMC) is dismissing these rumours by releasing new images for the upgraded design for the the Kia Stinger. For the upgraded Kia Stinger, expect a refreshed design that amplify the gran turismo character, while improving cabin quality, and more choice of colour and material.
For the exterior, the updated Kia Stinger is expected to come with a newly design LED headlights and daytime running light that is slightly tinted to give it a darker look. The rear end also gets a new updated rear combination lamp that has a new light signature. The turn signals also are also being redesign with 10 individual LED units that are layed out in a chequered flag pattern to represent sportiness.
The more powerful variant of the Stinger now have the option to specify larger wide-bore bright silver exhaust mufflers, with a functional rear diffuser. Two new 18-inch and 19-inch aluminium alloy wheels that will enhance the sporty, grand tourer nature of the car. The Stinger is now available with a new exterior colour in many markets worldwide.
Two new exterior packages are now available namely Dark Package and Black Package. The new ‘Dark Package’ that is available internationally, brings a gloss black diffuser surround and black wide-bore muffler tips. The Stinger emblem on the tailgate is also finished in black. The new ‘Black Package’ is only offered in North America, will get new 19-inch matte black lightweight wheels, a new rear wing for the trunk lid, and blacked out mirror caps and side fender trim.
The overall design of the interior remains untouched, but some visual and materials have been upgraded to make the updated Stinger more modern and luxurious. The lower section of the steering wheel is now metallic finish, matching it to the chrome bezel surrounds the 7.0-inch fully-digital instrument cluster. The rear-view mirror is now a modern frameless design.
Based on specification, the dashboard and doors are now finished with new contrast stitching, while the centre console is available with aluminium or carbon fibre-style trim. The center of the dashboard now gets an upgraded 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system. The cabin also features a new mood lighting system, allowing drivers to select up to 64 different colours to suit the drivers mood.
The Stinger is also available with a new interior colour and material options, depending on market. Customers in Korea can specify a new ‘Dark Brown’ monotone interior, with ultra-soft diamond quilted Nappa leather seats. For Kia’s global markets, new choices include Nappa leather upholstery finished in Saturn Black, Red or Beige, alongside existing leather and synthetic leather options. A new Saturn Black option finishes the seats in black suede with contrasting red stitching in a ‘chain’ pattern, designed to mimic the links in a watch strap.
The new Kia Stinger is due on-sale in Korea, during the third quarter of 2020; sales in many of Kia’s global markets will follow later. Kia will reveal more details about the upgraded Stinger soon, including its new powertrain line-up and technologies.