2021 Kia Stinger revealed
2021 Kia Stinger revealed
Posted on August 20, 2020
Kia has announced the new version of its signature GT car, the Kia Stinger. The awesome looking 2021 Kia Stinger has been updated for the model year and looks better than ever.
I’m a real fan of the Stinger. Not only is it an upstart car designed to show the Germans that they aren’t the only manufacturer of sporty cars, but it looks and sounds great in its own right. After seeing the 2021 Kia Stinger, that’s even more true!
2021 Kia Stinger
The changes are admittedly modest, but if you know the old model, you can pick out the upgrades on this one.
We see a new headlight design with LED lighting. We see new rear lights with a new position for the reversing lights. We also see new LED turn signals too. In the GT model, those rear lights include 10 LEDs that show a chequered flag. Larger exhaust tips are also a modest but nice update.
Other new features includes new 18 and 19 inch alloy wheel designs, new colour options, a Dark Package and a Black Package, both with various bits of black trim, black wheels and interior trim options.
The interior of the 2021 Kia Stinger is largely the same except a larger touchscreen. The new 10.25” unit replaces the old 8” screen and is surrounded by new carbon or aluminium trim. That trim can be found elsewhere in the cabin too.
Finally, a new ambient lighting system increases the number of colour options to 64.
That’s all Kia has revealed about the 2021 Kia Stinger so far. No news on drivertrain or other technology. We will just have to wait and see what’s on offer in good time.
2020 Kia Stinger
The 2020 Kia Stinger has been exceptionally successful in showing the world that Kia can really make cars. It’s a great design, has excellent performance, feels fantastic to drive and offers great value.
The design is long and low and works exceptionally well. The long hood hides decent engines and creates the sporty impression right away. A modest grille with tiger nose and angled lighting adds to the effect.
Under that hood is either a 2.0-litre turbocharged four cylinder that makes 255 hp or a twin turbo 3.3-litre V6 that makes 365 hp. Both use an eight speed automatic transmission to drive the rear wheels. AWD is an option and comes with limited-slip rear differential and brake-based torque-vectoring.
The Stinger isn’t all about power and performance though. It’s also a safe car with a five star safety rating. That is helped by automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, active lane control and adaptive cruise control. Some of those features are options or included in higher trims.
The 2021 Kia Stinger looks set to continue where the current model left off. Kia has left the design largely alone and made improvements only where they added to the appeal. It’s a great evolution of the model and should resonate well with buyers when released!