Major Changes To Kia Stinger Line-Up As It Is Updated For 2020
Kia’s famous sports saloon range is undergoing major changes. Find out what’s changing and why.
September 10, 2020
The changes to the model are largely cosmetic with additional customisation options giving you a wider choice across colours, higher-quality interior upholstery as well as two new 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel designs. As seen in the images, a new dark night colour has been introduced alongside a Dark Package which will offer gloss black diffuser detailing, black wide-bore exhaust tips and a dark Stinger rear emblem (though this may be subject to markets and has not been confirmed as available in the UK yet).
LED headlights have been tweaked slightly to deliver a sleeker look whilst taillights have been stretched across the rear’s full width to form a brand-new lightbar. Indicating lights have also been redesigned are said to have been introduced with the intention of mimicking a chequered flag.
The Kia Stinger also receives updates to its 10.25-inch infotainment system which now appears wider and sleeker in shape whilst a new chrome surround has been added to the 7-inch digital instrument display.
The reason behind the updates is to offer drivers an even more refined space full of luxurious comforts and a revised design but there was no way Kia were going to update their flagship sports saloon and not tweak performance even a little bit…
So the upgraded model receives a bigger exhaust system, finished in silver alongside a sportier rear diffuser. The new exhaust system utilises a butterfly valve, enhancing or dampening sound depending on whether you choose to drive in Eco, Comfort or Sport mode. You also get a 3bhp increase with the new system, maximising the total power output to 368bhp.
It’s clear the brand is focussed in providing a high-performance experience to future Stinger owners, emphasising the model’s Gran Turismo character by surging forward with only the most powerful 3.3-litre petrol V6 in the current range.
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