Kia has unveiled the updated Stinger in full detail recently. Since this is a mid-cycle update not much has been changed on the exteriors. Its Tiger Nose grille and headlamps get a slight tweak in design and you can even choose between two new 18- and 19-inch aluminium alloy wheels. In addition to that, there is also a new engine that sits under the hood now. If you want to make it even sportier, the optional rear diffuser and wide-bore exhausts take care of that.
Inside, the infotainment screen is now a 10.25-inch touchscreen unit that takes center stage on the dashboard. New upholstery options help freshen up the interiors, too. To further customise the interior, you can choose between 64 colours on the ambient lighting system now. Apart from that, the interior remains largely unchanged. On the tech front, the Stinger receives a bunch of driver assist features like lane keep assist, rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist, highway driving assist, and the list goes on.
Exclusive to the North American market, Kia has introduced a new 2.5-litre turbo petrol engine, which produces 300 bhp and 43.02 kgm of torque. Other engine options include a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 252 bhp and 35.99 kgm of torque, which is the base engine, and a 3.3-litre V6 producing 368 bhp and 52 kgm of torque. The V6 is our pick of the lot, because it’s the fastest of the three, but we wouldn’t mind the stinger in any of its powertrain options. All three engines are paired to an 8-speed auto gearbox. We’re not sure if the Stinger will ever go on sale in India, but if it does, we’ll be more than happy to give it a go!