Next-Gen Kia Stinger to Boast More Power

Kia Stinger

The Kia Stinger is due for an update and more power is on the cards.

An article from South Korean magazine Top-Rider suggests the updated Kia Stinger is just a few months away. The big news is more power from the engines. While the lower-spec 4-cylinder motor didn't make its way to South Africa, the bigger 3.3-litre V6 turbo did. In current iteration, it produces 272 kW and 510 Nm, with all that shove going to the rear wheels via an automatic gearbox. 

The new engine is said to be the 3.5-litre GDI turbocharged V6 which produces 283 kW and 528 Nm. The engine has the Smartstream tag, which means it has improved efficiency and emissions. Another interesting change is the addition of a variable exhaust system, which will be Kia's first application of such tech. Inside, there will be updates to the trim, as well as the addition of a digital dashboard. The infotainment screen size has grown from 8-inch to 10-inch. The article went on to say that updated Kia Stinger will be revealed in Korea in July 2020.

The Kia Stinger is a rarity in SA, but there are some for sale. 

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