Kia Stringer facelift is revealed ahead of launch. The new facelift comes with small updates for the exterior and interior. Check the latest details of the new Kia Stringer.
In the India market, Kia is gearing up toward the launch of the new Kia Sonet. In the meanwhile, in its home market, the South Korean carmaker is preparing for the launch of the facelift Kia Stinger. Ahead of the official launch, Kia has unveiled the Kia Stinger facelift. The facelift version of the Kia Stinger comes with some minor cosmetic updates for the exterior and interior.
Kia Stinger facelift will be launched in South Korea first before heading to other markets
Kia Stinger Facelift Exterior
At first glance, it is hard to pinpoint the exact updates Kia has added to the Kia Stinger. On the front end, the Tiger nose grille, as well as the headlamps, is slightly tweaked. The most notable update is the use of a new badge on the front end. Instead of the regular Kia logo, the new Stinger will sport a different “E” emblem. However, this badge design is limited to the Korean market only.
Kia Stinger facelift exterior will see no major updates
For the side profile, everything remains the same except for the use of alloy wheels. To the back, the taillights are revised. On the high-spec variants, the Stinger will get a sportier rear diffuser and more predominant exhaust mufflers.
Along with these updates for the stock design, Kia also offers new accessory packs to enhance the appearance of the Kia Stinger. The cosmetic packs will be available under the name Black Package in the US and Dark Package in other markets. For the US market, the customization package includes gloss black finished diffuser and wide-bore exhaust muffler while in other markets, there will be blacked-out alloy wheels, rear spoiler, black-finished wing mirrors and side skirts.
Kia Stinger Interior
Just like the exterior, the interior of the Stinger facelift is just slightly different from the previous model. The facelift Kia Stinger adopts a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen display in place of the old 8-inch unit. The material finishes on the surface and frameless rear-view mirror are upgraded. Moreover, the ambient lighting system now offers 64 colour options. New upholstery options are also available. Apart from these subtle updates, the interior of the Kia Stinger facelift remains unchanged.
Kia Stinger facelift interior will stay mostly the same
Kia Stinger Facelift Engines
As for the powertrain, Kia Stinger is expected to keep the existing options, including a four-cylinder diesel and petrol engine along with a twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre petrol V6 engine for the high-performance variants. However, Kia has not confirmed any details regarding the engine options for the facelift Stinger.
Kia Stinger is due to go on sale in the third quarter of this year in South Korea. The global launch will follow later. For the Indian market, Kia has not confirmed anything about the launch of the new Stinger here.