Kia Motor Corporation is in the process of upgrading the brand’s much popular Kia Stinger, a high-performance fastback sports sedan in the international market. The South Korean brand has now released first images of the upgraded Kia Stinger revealing the new refreshed design highlights and the changes that the company has made to amplify its ‘Gran Tourismo’ character and also revealing the improved cabin quality along with offering more choice of colours and material.
On the outside, the upgraded Kia Stinger now comes with a range of design updates also giving buyer more option on the customization front. The brand has revealed that the new Kia Stinger comes with the company’s signature Tiger Nose grille that sits between new multifaceted LED headlamp units and LED daytime running lights, the new lamps are darker and sleeker than before. On the rear end, the Stinger comes with new combination taillights with a new light signature, new 10 LED turn signal lamps arranged in a checkered pattern and a boot lid integrated spoiler that extend to the full width of the car.
The upgraded Kia Stinger also comes with new 18-inch and 19-inch aluminium alloy wheels with a geometric pattern enhancing the Grand Tourer nature of the car. Customers also get the option to specify larger wide-bore silver exhaust mufflers which come with a performance-car inspired rear diffuser giving the new Stinger a muscular appearance. The new Kia Stinger also comes with new exterior paint options in many international markets.
The Kia Stinger will also come with two new exterior packages – a new ‘Dark Package’ brings with it a gloss black diffuser surround and black wide-bore muffler tips, for many international markets and a new ‘Black Package’ with 19-inch matte black lightweight wheels, a new rear wing for the trunk lid, and blacked-out mirror caps and side fender trim for the North American market.
On the inside, the layout of the dashboard remains unchanged but the interiors get subtle enhancements such as the lower part of the steering wheel now gets a new metallic finish, a new chrome bezel has been added to the 7-inch instruments panel, the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system has been upgraded and is now accented by new gloss black finish and the cabin now comes with 64 colour mood lighting, new frameless IRVM, aluminium or carbon fibre-style trim and new contrast stitching depending on the specification.
Depending on the market the Kia Stinger also comes with new interior colour and material option, for example, in the Korean market the Stinger can be specified with a new ‘Dark Brown’ monotone interior and quilted Nappa leather seats while in the global market the car comes with Nappa leather upholstery finished in Saturn Black, Red or Beige, alongside existing leather and synthetic leather options.
Details on the powertrain are still scarce and is expected to be revealed closer to the sports sedan’s introduction which due-on-sale in Korea, during the third quarter of 2020 followed by the Kia’s global markets.