Kia Stinger Fastback Gets Midlife Design Refresh
The major difference with the facelift is the array of customisation options offered to customers.
Kia has given a facelift to the Stinger Fastback, that it had introduced three years ago in its home market and later in overseas markets, revealing a design that builds on the gran turismo character.
Changes are aplenty, both inside and out with more options for customisation for buyers this time. Upfront, Kia’s signature “tiger nose” grille sit between the new LED headlights and LED DRLs.
At the back, there is a new combination tail lamp that runs the car’s width. Also, there are new turn signals that comprise 10 individual LED units each that have been arranged to look like the chequered flag.
Two new exterior packages – Dark Package and Black Package (North America only) are available. The former gives gloss black diffuser surround, black exhaust tips and black Stinger emblem, while the latter includes new 19-inch matte black lightweight wheels, a new rear wing, blacked out mirror caps and fender trim.
Buyers of more powerful examples of the Stinger can now specify larger silver exhaust tips and a more purposeful rear diffuser, while 18-inch and 19-inch aluminium alloy wheels are also introduced.
While inside, the Kia Stinger fastback facelift gets gloss black finish along the front of the dash, metallic finish on the steering wheel, chrome bezel surrounding the 7-inch digital instrument cluster, frameless rear-view mirror and an upgraded 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment and navigation system.
The cabin also features a new mood lighting system and depending on specification, the dashboard and doors are finished with new contrast stitching, while the center console is available with aluminium or carbon fiber-style trim.
Global markets get two new interior material choices – Nappa leather upholstery finished in Saturn Black, Red or Beige and a new Saturn Black option that finishes the seats in black suede with contrasting red stitching.
Further, the Stinger is available with dark brown’ monotone interior with diamond quilted Nappa leather seats for the Korean market. Due on-sale in Korea during the third quarter of 2020, sales in many of Kia’s global markets will follow later.
Kia India is currently studying the market for Stinger’s launch in our country, timeline not confirmed yet.