Kia has revamped the Stinger for the 2022 model year. Sales begin this spring.
The model receives new exterior details making it more upscale: distinctive LED lighting, new geometric alloy wheels (standard 18-inch ones, 19-inch optional), more aggressive quad exhaust design, a new color option Ascot Green.
The interior updates include black gloss and chrome garnishes in the cockpit, a new standard 10.25-inch navigation screen, improved LED ambient lighting, and new Nappa leather upholstery.
The company also enhances performance: a more powerful 2.5-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine is available now as standard. It delivers 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque – 45 hp and 61 lb-ft more than the previous 2.0-liter engine, with the fuel efficiency not to suffer.
The Stinger’s 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine is complemented by a new electronic variable exhaust, it gets a power bump up to 368 hp (plus 3 hp), with the same 376 lb-ft of torque.
An 8-speed automatic transmission is standard, and all-wheel drive is a $2200 option for all trims.
In addition, the new Kia Stinger now has a number of advanced driver assistance features as standard, including Blind Spot Collision Avoidance, Auto Emergency Braking Tech, Lane Keeping Assist.
The 2022 Kia Stinger will arrive this spring in GT-Line, GT1, and GT2 trim levels. A special edition Scorpion model will be available later.
Pricing starts at $37,125 and ranges up to $54,535 for a fully-loaded V6 AWD model (destination inclusive). Compared to the last-year entry-level Stinger GT, the 2022 base GT-Line model is $3000 more expensive. At the same time, the new V6 Stinger GT1 is $1800 cheaper ($44,735) than the previous GT1 model. The 2022 GT2 starts at $52,335 (a $900 increase).
Source: Kia Motors America