2021 Kia Stinger shoots for premium aspirations with swankier interior – Roadshow

Truthfully, this blue shouldn’t be the Stinger’s finest shade.


Pleased Wednesday, here is the refreshed 2021 Kia Stinger to your viewing pleasure.

Kia revealed the up to date hatchback sedan late Tuesday, and whereas it principally appears to be like like the identical animal outdoors, the insides obtain a fairly premium makeover. And earlier than you ask, no, Kia hasn’t shared particulars concerning the powertrain. These adjustments shall be revealed at a later date, the Korean automaker mentioned.

Beginning outdoors, that is nonetheless the identical beautiful design we noticed years in the past, however with just a few updates. The headlights acquire a brand new design with an up to date LED signature, whereas the rear taillights additionally obtain an replace. The reverse lights transfer to the underside of the taillight design now and Kia mentioned the built-in flip indicators now function 10 LEDs in a grid sample to imitate the look of a checkered flag.

Once more, with out diving into powertrain particulars, Kia mentioned those that go for “extra highly effective” Stinger fashions will even get enlarged exhaust exits, which look totally large within the picture offered. A brand new rear diffuser retains issues contemporary on the again, too.

Though we do not know if these adjustments will translate precisely to Stingers within the US, Kia did point out North America when speaking about non-obligatory packages, so we all know we’re in for the updates in some form or type. Kia didn’t instantly return Roadshow’s request for touch upon extra specifics, nevertheless.

As for the packages, the Stinger’s choices menu will embrace a “Black Package deal,” which provides light-weight 19-inch wheels completed in black, a unique rear wing and a black coloring for the mirror caps and aspect trim. Other than the blacked-out 19-inch wheels, new 18- and 19-inch wheels are additionally out there outdoors the Black Package deal.

The foremost adjustments come contained in the Stinger, the place Kia outfitted the cabin with what appears to be like like far plusher supplies. The Stinger’s cabin already feels fairly nice, however quilted leather-based seats (probably just for South Korea), new distinction stitching for the door panels and both aluminum or carbon fiber trim across the middle console actually up the sport. The Stinger’s tablet-style touchscreen will get an replace as properly. Now, there is a 10.25-inch display screen that sits atop the dashboard.

We do not have a agency date for once we’ll see the 2021 Stinger attain North America, however Kia mentioned the automotive will go on sale globally within the third quarter of this yr. Those that needed a bit extra luxurious from the Stinger definitely bought their want in these updates.

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Sean Szymkowski