New 2021 facelifted Kia Stinger revealed

Kia has updated the Stinger with a handful of design tweaks and few new optional extras. The revised model will go on sale in Australia late this year, with prices to remain broadly similar to the outgoing model.

Styling revisions include new LED headlamps, reworked daytime running lights, a fresh pair of LED tail lights and an updated version of the company’s trademark ‘tiger nose’ radiator grille. Australian models will also wear different badges to the car in these images, as this the model shown is a Korean-spec car.

Buyers can also choose from a handful of new cosmetic optional extras, including a larger-bore quad-exit exhaust system, an aggressive rear diffuser and two new alloy wheel designs in either 18-inch or 19-inch diameters. A new Dark Package will also swap both of these new additions for gloss black replacements.

The Kia Stinger’s cabin design is largely unchanged over the outgoing model. Buyers get the same seven-inch digital instrument cluster, standard sport seats and dashboard layout. However, there’s some new chrome detailing for the steering wheel, some new gloss black trim for the dashboard, a new frameless rear-view mirror and a larger 10.25-inch infotainment system.

Buyers will also receive a new, 64-colour, customisable ambient lighting system and a choice of new interior finishes, including Saturn Black, Red, Beige and Dark Brown. Depending on the specification, Kia also offers new contrasting stitching for the dashboard and door cards.

Like the outgoing model, the updated entry-level Stinger will be powered by either a 182kW/252Nm 2.0-litre petrol or the same twin-turbocharged 3.3-litre V6 as the old car, which should have the same output of 272kW and 510Nm of torque.

Luke Wilkinson

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