Euro spec Kia Stinger revealed

By RIZAL JOHAN | 25 September 2020

LONDON: The updated Kia Stinger is revealed in its European specification as its high-performance fastback sports saloon now boasts a refreshed design and a range of technology upgrades.

The upgraded Stinger is offered exclusively with the 3.3-litre T-GDi V6 which produces peak power of 370ps at 6,000rpm.

Its twin turbochargers allow the engine to offer drivers its 510Nm peak torque across a wide range of speeds (1,300 to 4,500rpm), resulting in effortless performance everywhere.

Accelerating from 0-to-100kph in just 4.9 seconds, the Stinger’s 3.3-litre T-GDi engine makes it the fastest-accelerating Kia ever sold in Europe.

The engine is paired with a eight-speed automatic transmission.

The upgraded Stinger is fitted as standard with the new 10.25-inch touchscreen display. The upgraded model includes a high-resolution 7.0-inch digital display within the instrument cluster.


The upgraded Stinger boasts a refreshed exterior design and measures to improve cabin appearance and quality. The upgraded cabin in particular reconfirms the Stinger’s credentials as the consummate grand tourer.

Its new design and LED daytime running lights give the car a more high-tech light signature, with sharp slashes of light angled slightly towards the front of the car.

At the rear, a new rear combination lamp spans the width of the car, creating a distinctive new light signature which mimics the shape of the subtle spoiler integrated into the trunk lid.

New turn signals, each comprised of 10 individual LED units, are arranged in a grid pattern, a motorsport-inspired design which reflects the appearance of a chequered flag.

A new 19-inch aluminium alloy wheel design is also introduced.

Inside, the architecture of the cabin remains unchanged, but subtle visual and material enhancements create a more luxurious ambience. Changes include a metallic finish to sections of the steering wheel and a chrome bezel around the instrument cluster.

A new mood lighting system allows drivers to select one of 64 colours to subtly alter the character of the cabin.

European-spec Stingers are available with Nappa leather upholstery in Saturn Black or optional Red. A suede package is also available for the first time, with the cabin trimmed in Saturn Black suede with contrasting red stitching and red seatbelts.

UK specification will be announced in due course.

“The Stinger is standard-bearer for the Kia brand in Europe and remains our most driver-focused car, capable of covering great distances in comfort and style,” said Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer for Kia Motors Europe.

“The upgraded model builds on the Stinger’s well-established grand touring ethos, with a renewed sense of design flair, new technologies, and greater usability enhancing its appeal for buyers in Europe.”