Kia Introduces 2022 Stinger Upgrades

For 2022, Stinger continues to evolve and maintain its position as Kia’s halo sport sedan.

Available in GT-Line, GT1 and GT2 trims, with a special edition Scorpion model coming soon, the new Stinger has been revamped with new exterior design details that offer a more upscale appearance, enhanced performance thanks to a more powerful standard engine, and advanced driver-assistance systems as standard.

“The Stinger confidently shows Kia’s ability to build a sport sedan that can compete—and beat—the best the world has to offer. It is definitive proof of our proud and evolving engineering prowess,” said Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia Motors North American and Kia Motors America. “We continue to push Stinger to new heights as it is the catalyst behind our dynamic model lineup. The Kia Stinger is world-class, and the refreshed 2022 model continues to evolve expectations.”

Subtle styling enhancements focus on Stinger’s premium and performance-oriented appearance. Along with Kia’s new logo that adorns the center of the hood and wheel caps, changes to the exterior include:

  • Standard LED headlamps with a new DRL signature or optional “Stinger-signature” LED DRLs and headlights
  • Standard rear LED taillamps bridged by a new taillight design that spans the full width of the liftgate; GT trims get a full LED treatment with LED turn signals
  • New 18- and 19-inch wheel designs defined by lean and technical geometric shapes
  • More aggressive exhaust tip design for enhanced visual appeal

Stinger’s interior upgrades include:

  • Black gloss and chrome details on the instrument panel
  • Modern stitching pattern on inside door panels; GT models with Nappa leather surfaces gain a new “chain link” design inspired by the wristbands found on high-end watches
  • Ambient LED mood cabin lighting with vibrant selection of colors

The Scorpion Special Edition further accelerates Stinger appeal with:

  • Select exterior colors: Snow White, Aurora Black and Ceramic Silver
  • Rear spoiler
  • Blacked out fender garnish, side mirror caps and darkened exhaust tips
  • Unique black wheels
  • Interior carbon fiber pattern trim

The sedan flexes with more power with a 2.5L turbocharged 300-hp 4-cylinder engine and 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, available in RWD or available torque vectoring AWD setups. High-performance upgrades including Brembo brakes and launch control.

Following in the footsteps of the K5 and Sorento, the Stinger treats passengers to the latest in infotainment and technology, including:

  • Standard 10.25-inch touchscreen display with navigation and standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, plus multi-connection Bluetooth wireless connectivity and split-screen functionality
  • Wireless charger for compatible smartphones
  • Larger 4.2-inch color TFT center cluster
  • Available 7-inch center cluster provides the safety of the available Blind Spot View Monitor with a live video view of adjacent lanes activated via the turn signal. The screen also projects the available Surround View Monitor, which utilizes four cameras to provide a 360-degree vehicle perspective

Stinger’s expanded suite of ADAS products includes:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Junction Turning
  • Safe Exit Warning
  • Blind Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist:
  • Rear Cross Traffic Avoidance Assist:
  • Navigation-Based Smart Cruise Control
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Highway Driving Assist

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