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Kia’s 2022 Stinger updated with a more luxurious interior

By on August 13, 2020 0 49 Views

The automaker’s keeping mum on the motor, but we have some theories

Kia mid-August showed off its updated Stinger for the 2022 model year, highlighting the sedan’s slightly tweaked styling and added luxury inside.

Up front there are new LED headlights, and Kia’s signature “Tiger Nose” grille has been massaged slightly to fit better with the aggressive contours of the Stinger’s fascia.

Around the back, the taillights have been revised to stretch across the deck lid, very on-trend these days. According to Kia, the design is supposed to mimic that of a checkered flag. Rounding out the exterior changes are new 18- and 19-inch rim designs, larger exhaust tips, and a rear diffuser.

Inside the cabin you’ll now find contrasting stitching, gloss black trim, and metallic finishes. The infotainment display has grown from an 8.0-inch screen to a 10.25-inch unit; and coloured ambient lighting is now available.

Kia is still being secretive about the powertrain in the new Stinger, but we have a few ideas about that. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder and the 3.3-litre V6 found in the current Stinger will likely be replaced by the 2.5-litre turbo-four and the 3.5-litre turbo V6 found in the new Genesis G80; the engines make 300 and 375 horsepower, respectively.

We’re looking forward to learning more about the refreshed Stinger closer to its reveal date, which Kia says will be later this year.

Alex Reid

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