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Restyling KIA Stinger

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Aug. 4, 2020
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Larger exhaust pipes hint at more powerful engines in the future.

While there are doubts about the future of the KIA Stinger and whether there will be a second-generation model at all, the current version is preparing for restyling. There's not much time left before the updated KIA Stinger is officially launched on the market, but before that we will have time to consider some design changes thanks to the new spy photos, in particular thanks to the very clear image of the rear of the Stinger.

Among the changes is the lighting installation, which now extends across the entire width of the body. The new element visually makes the Stinger wider than the pre-styling model, which had more traditional, separate rear lights. The Stinger shilds have also increased in size and are now placed in the middle of the body where the KIA logo once stood. Something similar was seen in the new Volkswagen GTI.

The revised diffuser looks more aggressive than before and features a mesh insert. Besides, it is difficult not to notice "quartet" rather impressive exhaust apertures hinting at the big power. This is quite appropriate, as the updated Stinger will be more productive than before, with a 2.5-liter turbo engine rated at 304 horsepower, which is expected to replace the existing 2.0-liter turbo engine rated at 255 hp.

The more powerful version GT with a 3.3-liter V6 engine. It is reported that the power increase will be more modest, from 365 hp to 373 hp, partly due to revised ECU settings. Another image of the headlight of the new Stinger has been received, although it does not reveal anything except the revised graphics and the use of full LED clusters.

There are fewer changes in the cabin in the form of a large 10.25-inch touch screen and digital dashboard, although these components can be offered as an option. The updated Stinger, which is expected to make its debut in a few weeks, seems to remain one of the attractive sport sedans.

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