Revamped Stinger for U.S. dissected before premiere

Revamped Stinger for U.S. dissected before premiere


The South Korean automaker will officially unveil the US version of the 2022 KIA Stinger next week, March 16. However, on the eve of its debut, photos of the model with an updated design and more power were leaked.

After the sports sedan has been refreshed at home in South Korea, the 2022 KIA Stinger will make its official U.S. debut on March 16. Just a few days ago, KIA posted a teaser giving a first look at the 2022 Stinger aimed at American consumers. But, unfortunately for KIA, the exterior of the updated Stinger has been completely declassified.

A California dealer is advertising the 2022 KIA Stinger ahead of the car’s official unveiling next week, showing images of the car from every angle. As expected, the KIA Stinger will receive minor updates, including updated LED headlights with new daytime running lights, a redesigned grille and full-length taillights. Inside, the model has swapped an 8-inch touchscreen for a 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen, and received a new digital instrument cluster and a new KIA logo on the steering wheel and hood.

While the styling changes are minor, the updated Stinger will still get the much-anticipated performance boost. The current car is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 255 horsepower and 352 lb-ft of torque, but the EPA listing confirms that it will be replaced by a more powerful 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that will reportedly produce 300 horsepower. forces and 421 Nm of torque.

Like last year’s model, the GT2 will be powered by a 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, according to the EPA. Curiously, the dealer spec suggests that this device will also receive a slight increase in power from 365 hp. up to 368 hp, but will have to wait a few days for these details to be confirmed.

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