Updated the liftback will be equipped with KIA Stinger and more powerful turbo engine – 2.0-liter 258-horsepower “four” will replace the 2.5-liter engine, a 370-horsepower turbo engine 3.3 will give way to a 3.5-liter “byturbulence”. Both power units are combined with 8-speed automatic transmission, rear or all-wheel drive.
The Korean journalists believe that after the restyling of KIA Stinger “inherit” both the petrol engine of the Genesis crossover GV80, but settings and power characteristics on the coupe and the liftback are different.
Probably Stinger with the 2.5 motor will develop about 294 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque by 36 horsepower and 68 Nm more than the current version with the 2.0-liter “turboservice”. The top version of the Stinger GT will get a 385-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 with dual boost.
In addition, the updated Stinger differ infotainment system with a 10.25-inch screen, digital dashboard, will receive a new finish materials of the interior, will get optics with another diode pattern, the exhaust system volume variable and slightly redesigned bumpers.
South Korean media believe that the premiere of a restyled Stinger will take place in July, after only 3 years after the debut of the model. From the successful sales of the updated Stinger depends the fate of a successor driverstore liftback: while the demand was lower than expected, and the General downturn of sales to hold on to unprofitable model in KIA will not.
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