It is not the first time that the Kia Stinger has entered the U.S market. The luxury sports car was introduced back in 2018 and it was a decent hit but now the Korean company is looking to make an even powerful impact on the community there. The 2022 Kia Stinger promises to be an attractive offering competing against the likes of Toyota, Ford, Hyundai, and more.
The news is sourced from the Korean Car Blog and the website reports that the information is reliable. It is backed by Kia so there is no margin for error.
The new Stinger is going to get the exciting 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 that purges out a fairly decent 300 hp. The new powertrain option is more potent than the previous one, improving the horsepower output by 45 units.
However, the fresh engine offering beefs up the price tag taking the starting price of the base model to $37,135. The all-wheel-drive variant is even more expensive at $39,335.
Moreover, the GT trim will not reappear for 2022. Instead, the GT1 and GT2 models will fill-up the roster. The two GT variants will come packed with the twin-turbocharged 3.3 liter V6 that has been better tuned to produce 368 hp. The major difference between the two models is cosmetic, which means mechanically they are identical.
Talking about upgrades, the Kia Stinger GT models will have ventilated seats, a better sound system, an electronically-adjustable suspension, and a memory foam seat for the driver. What’s more, the 2022 Kia Stinger gets remote start functionality, interior ambient lighting, leather inside the cabin, and larger 18-inch wheels that are upgradeable to 19-inches.
The Safety features also take precedence and as such the Stinger comes with a host of modern tech equipment like the blind spot monitoring system, lane following assist, highway driving assist rear passenger alert and more.
The 2022 Kia Stinger will come late in 2021 dubbed as the next year’s model.