Today we have new pictures and information of the Kia Stinger facelift, now caught completely undisguised thanks to our colleague SHM Studio, who managed to take pictures of this prototype that had a few interesting clues.
For starters, it has Stinger lettering instead Kia logo (this is usual for local Stinger’s), but the Kia logo is placed on the wheels. Apart from that, the car is a GT-Line but it has the variable exhaust. Will Kia place Stinger name for overseas markets? Will the 2.5 Turbo have variable exhaust without going to the more expensive 3.3 GT model?
The output was higher than before, but the tolerance weight also increased by 40kg. The Stinger partial change will be released in August. The new Stinger 2.5T’s powertrain combines a Smartstream G2.5 FR T-GDI engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission to achieve a maximum output of 304 hp and a maximum torque of 43 kgm.
The maximum output is exerted at 5800 rpm, and like with the new Genesis G80 2.5T, engine type, and specifications are all the same. The Stinger 2.5T has an extra 49 hp and torque of 7 kgm compared to the existing 2.0T engine.
At the same time as the powertrain performance increased, the tolerance weight increased. The tolerance weight of the Stinger partial change 2.5T will Rear Wheel Drive is 1.690kg and with All Wheel Drive is 1.755kg. Each are 40kg heavier than the existing Stinger.
The part of the Stinger 3.3T variable valve, variable exhaust, and ECU specifications have been changed, and the sports exhaust system is applied to increase the output power to 373 horsepower, up 3 horsepower from the previous. The tolerance weight is the same as the existing stinger.
Kia Motors equipped the Stinger with variable exhaust system for the first time. The variable exhaust system goes beyond the current Stinger sound generator and is a device that can adjust the exhaust sound generated from outside the actual vehicle.
The appearance of the Stinger partial change is focused on enhancing detail. The graphic inside the headlamp, daytime running lights, or bumpers design are changed, and a newly designed wheel is introduced. For the rear lamp, horizontal bar type and sequential direction indicator are applied. The interior layout maintains the shape of the current model as you can see in the picture above. It is equipped with a digital dashboard and a 10.25 inch monitor.