to Khabar Khodro, Kia is well into testing an updated version of its Stinger
sports saloon, with disguised prototypes being put through their paces at the
this is a mid-cycle refresh for a car that has been on sale since only 2018,
the mule seen here is sporting extensive camouflage. Don’t expect a radical
overhaul inside or out, but we should see the usual revamp of the front end to
include updated headlights, a new grille and larger air intakes.
interior should gain some of the technology upgrades seen in the recently
unveiled Mk4 Sorento, including new infotainment and additional comfort and
active safety features. Revised colour and trim options should also be on the
under the bonnet are more significant. The 2.0-litre turbo petrol and 2.2-litre
diesel engines are only available while stocks last and will be dropped in
Europe by the time the facelifted Stinger arrives.
will retain only the 365bhp twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre petrol V6 used in the
Stinger GT S, effectively making the Stinger Kia’s halo performance model.
marks remain over the model's future mid-term future remain, given its negative
effect on Kia's fleet average CO2 emissions. However, the Korean brand has been
successful in reducing its figure with an influx of strong-selling electric
cars and plug-in hybrids, which could allow the Stinger to continue for some
by the typical lifecycle for Kia models, we expect to see the facelifted
Stinger before 2020 is out, with sales commencing soon after.