The updated Kia Stinger, Kia’s high-performance fastback sports saloon now boasts a refreshed design to amplify its gran turismo character and a range of technology and safety upgrades. The new Stinger will also be offered as a range-topping GT S version powered by the 3.3 T-GDi engine.
Since sales of the Stinger began in Europe in 2017, around 10,000 units have been sold across the continent. Sales of the upgraded Kia Stinger will commence in Europe during the final quarter of 2020 and into early 2021. UK specification, on-sale date and pricing will be announced in due course. All models are offered as standard with Kia’s 7-Year, 100,000-mile warranty.
On the outside the stunning new Stinger features a new rear combination lamp that spans the width of the car following the shape of the spoiler along with new design LED turn signals. The rear of the car also sees an upgrade to the diffuser design.
The new Stinger also sees the introduction of a new design 19” alloy wheel fitted as standard perfectly complimenting the sporty design of the car.
Electric Blue metallic paint, previously only seen on the popular ‘Blue Edition’ special edition models is added to the existing exterior colour line-up giving customers the choice of 7 stunning paint options: Ember Orange, Pearl White, Midnight Black, Ceramic Grey, HiChroma Red, Panthera Metal and Electric Blue.
Interior & Technology
Changes are focused on improving the quality of materials creating a more luxurious ambience, including a metallic finish to sections of the steering wheel, chrome accents around the instrument cluster and an enhanced mood lighting system. The rear-view mirror is now frameless creating a modern look and enhancing visibility.
Comfort continues in the new Stinger with a driver memory adjust seat and heated front and rear seats all covered with stylish Black Premium Nappa Leather.
Infotainment is upgraded in the new Stinger with the introduction of our 10.25” touchscreen navigation with UVO telematics. In addition to the 10.25” infotainment screen, Stinger also features a 7” digital cluster display with the same great functions as before but with the added benefit of a new Blind-Spot view monitor. But it doesn’t stop there, new Stinger also adds FCA with cyclist protection and junction turning feature, lane Follow Assist, Intelligent Speed Limit Assist and Highway Driving Assist.
Powerful 3.3-litre T-GDi engine – the fastest-accelerating Kia ever sold in Europe
Three years on from its launch, the majority of Stinger customers have specified their car with Kia’s powerful 3.3-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection) V6 engine.
The upgraded Stinger is offered exclusively with this powerful engine, delivering swift acceleration and rapid responses to driver inputs, while offering a refined grand touring experience during a steady cruise.
The 3.3-litre T-GDi V6 provides drivers with peak power of 370 ps at 6,000 rpm. Its twin turbochargers allow the engine to offer drivers its 510 Nm peak torque across a wide range of speeds (1,300 to 4,500 rpm), resulting in effortless performance everywhere. Accelerating from 0-to-100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds, the Stinger’s 3.3-litre T-GDi engine makes it the fastest-accelerating Kia ever sold in Europe.
The engine is paired with a smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, matching the car’s long-legged gran turismo personality, and all-wheel drive as standard (rear-wheel drive in right-hand drive markets).