2021 Kia Stinger: Enhanced And Upgraded

Kia’s Stinger sedan/hatchback has been updated and upgraded for 2021. They’re nothing massive, these updates, perhaps and hopefully more for a bigger change in the next couple of years.

The exterior changes are more notable on that shapely rump. A full width LED lit strip now features, and the lights have been reprofiled. Each indicator cluster has 10 LEDS and Kia says they’re designed to mimic the look of a chequered flag. An option to specify a larger, wider bore, pair of exhaust tips will also be made available along with a new diffuser.

Up front, the signature ‘tiger-nose’ grille sits between re-engineered multifaceted reflector LED headlamps. These have been redesigned and have almost Audi-esque LED running lights. There’s an appearance change, with a darker tint with the lights deactivated. Underneath, new 18 or 19 inch alloys appear, and feature a distinctive geometric design. A new and as yet unspecified exterior colour will also be available.

New also will be two exterior packages. The “Dark Package” brings a gloss black diffuser surround and black wide-bore muffler tips, plys the Stinger emblem is also in black. . The Stinger emblem on the tailgate is also finished in black. The North American market receives the ‘Black Package’ which includes new 19-inch matte black lightweight wheels, a new rear wing for the trunk lid, and blacked out mirror caps and side fender trim.

Heading inside and the basic layout remains largely unchanged. The steering wheel has a different and new metallic finish on the lower parts. This complements the finish of the bezel for the 7.0 inch instrument cluster. This is backed up by a new, larger, 10.25 inch main infotainment screen, along with a cool interior mood lighting system. 64 is the number of colours that can be chosen from. Depending on market, Saturn Black, Red, or Beige Nappa leather can be specified. Saturn Black provides a chain pattern with red stitching which mimics the links of a watch strap.

Sales for the domestic Korean market start in the third quarter of 2020, with other market dates to be released.

 

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