Kia Stinger Facelift Spied w/ New Wheels for GT & GT-Line Trims

by Mar 10, 2020All News, GT, Kia, Spy Shots4 comments

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While yesterday we showed you the GIF that shows a Stinger prototype with a new feature that we never seen before on this car, apart from connected tailights, the dynamic indicator lights, today we have new spy pictures that shows new wheels and also new brake lights & indicator. Kia planned to launch the Stinger facelift on its local market in July.

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Update: The information below this form is just information we have been collecting since the Stinger facelift come out. The information about GT-line trim is exclusive about the US-spec models. We have pretty clear that the GT-line is already on sale since the launch of the car in 2017 in several markets like Europe or Australia.

What we know so far?

An article from AutoPostKorea is talking about some new changes to the Kia Stinger Facelift will be adding. Kia has launched the 2020 Stinger recently, including new trims like the GT-Line, that for only $100 extra comes more loaded than the exiting Base trim, and this will be its third year since the Stinger came out for production so that means its soon to receive a facelift.

Reports says we should expect the facelift around July next year. On December Kia posted their sales for the month of November and the Stinger sales is slowly decreasing from 1,173 units last year to 1,057 units in 2019. Year to date sales for 2019 we have 12,827 but 2018 sales were as high as 15,517.

Now we know, as far as performance wise, based from the Hyundai Sonata and soon Kia Optima the new Drive Wise has been applied to the 2.0 Turbo gasoline and 2.2 Diesel engines. So we can expect this to be applied in some form at the facelift Stinger.

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With the 3.3 Twin-turbo, it’ll come with new features such as headlight adjustment with the turn of the steering wheel and a new driver’s bolster control system with the switch to Sport Mode (something seen at the Genesis G70).

What can we expect for the facelift?

Now with the interior it’s said the Dark Red Pack interior, which was only available for the 3.3 Turbo Gasoline GT model, could be also available for the 2.0 Turbo Gasoline and 2.2 Diesel Platinum models.

Stay tuned for more details or spyshots.

Written by Jose Antonio López

Passionated about Korean cars from Hyundai, Kia & Genesis. Photographer. I love being in nature, hiking. Tech lover.

4 Comments

  1. Maykel

    Hopefully they got rid of fake hood vents, ugh! And much better interior fit and finish, the current one has issues with leather cracking and chipping off.

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  2. KRogers86

    Hopefully Kia won’t put a lot of glossy black plastic in the Stinger like they did with the Optima.

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  3. Richard

    I have a2018 stinger, and I love my car. The only 2 things that I would change. Bump up to an even 400 hp, and give the exhaust a set of… Balls. The exhaust is week, I want to hear it.

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  4. vbondjr1

    Okay so nice new set of wheels and cool lights. Can we get maybe 435hp, better exhaust, better interior and things like that? Yeah, it’s a cool car but it’s lacking ALOT!

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