Kia Motors has released the first images of the upgraded Kia Stinger, revealing a refreshed design for the performance fastback sports saloon.
A MUSCULAR APPEARANCE
At the front of the Kia Stinger, the signature “tiger-nose” grille now sits between new multi-faceted reflector LED headlamps, with a new design and LED daytime running lights.
The new lamps appear darker and sleeker with the lights out, giving the car a more high-tech light signature, with sharp slashes of light angled slightly towards the front of the car.
At the rear, the rear combination lamp displays a new light signature. It spans the full width of the car and mimics the shape of the subtle spoiler integrated into the boot lid.
The new turn signals comprise a collection of ten individual LED units each, arranged in a grid pattern to mimic the appearance of a chequered flag.
Buyers of more powerful Kia Stinger variants also now have the option to specify wider-bore bright silver exhaust mufflers, with a performance-inspired rear diffuser to give the car a more muscular rear appearance.
Two new 18-inch and 19-inch aluminium alloy wheels have also been introduced, with intricate, geometric designs which enhance the sporty, grand tourer nature of the car.
Two new exterior packages are also introduced for the first time. For high-performance variants in many markets worldwide, a new Dark Package brings with it a gloss black diffuser surround and black wide-bore muffler tips. The Stinger emblem on the tailgate is also finished in black.
Meanwhile, for North America only, a new Black Package is offered, giving customisation a new 19-inch matte black lightweight wheels, a new rear wing for the trunk lid, and blacked out mirror caps and side fender trim.
AN UPGRADED CABIN
The cabin of the Kia Stinger now features a new steering wheel with a metallic finish, matching the chrome bezel that now surrounds the 7.0-inch fully-digital instrument cluster. The latter is designed to provide crystal clear information to drivers via its high-definition display.
Meanwhile, the rear-view mirror is now frameless, which creates a modern look and enhancing rear visibility.
The dashboard and doors of the new Kia Stinger can also be finished with new contrast stitching, while the centre console is available with aluminium or carbon fibre-style trim.
Sitting atop the dash is Kia’s upgraded 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system, accented by a new glossy black finish along the front of the dash.
The cabin also features a new mood lighting system, allowing drivers to select one of 64 colours to subtly alter the character of the cabin.
Customers in Korea can specify a new Dark Brown monotone interior, with ultra-soft diamond quilted Nappa leather seats. For global markets, new choices include Nappa leather upholstery finished in Saturn Black, Red or Beige, alongside existing leather and synthetic leather options.
A new Saturn Black option finishes the seats in black suede with contrasting red stitching in a “chain” pattern, designed to mimic the links in a watch strap.