The updated Kia Stinger was revealed in full detail for the first time today. The performance fastback sports sedan boasts of a range of upgrades to amplify its gran turismo character.
The new Kia Stinger comes with driver-assist and a range of safety features, as well as improved interior and exteriors.
“The Stinger remains the standard-bearer for the Kia brand, almost a decade after we first revealed the Kia GT Concept in 2011. It remains our most driver-focused car, and is capable of covering great distances in comfort and style,” “The upgraded model builds on the Stinger’s well-established grand touring ethos, with a renewed sense of design flair, new powertrains and technologies, and greater usability enhancing its appeal for buyers in markets around the world.”Thomas Schemera, Head of Product Division at Hyundai Motor Group.
The new Kia Stinger will go on-sale in the third quarter of 2020, with deliveries expected to commence in many global markets later in the year.
Kia Stinger Engine & Transmission
The upgraded Stinger comes with three powerful turbocharged petrol engines, a ‘Smartstream’ 2.5-liter T-GDi (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) engine that produces 304 ps at 5,800 rpm, a 3.3-liter V6 twin-turbo engine and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 255 ps at 6,200 rpm and 353 Nm torque from 1,400 to 4,000 rpm. All three engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The Stinger’s cabin comes with an upgraded 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard, with a voice control system for many of the car’s features, such as heating and ventilation, audio, and navigation. Drivers have a choice of two instrument cluster displays, based on vehicle specifications, a standard 3.5-inch mono-TFT cluster is now replaced with a larger 4.2-inch color-TFT LCD cluster, delivering improved visibility and displaying a wider range of information to the driver. In addition, a fully-digital, high-resolution 7.0-inch ‘Supervision’ cluster is available – a full-color display with vivid graphics for different driving modes, delivering crystal-clear information to the driver.