Blue Korean 2021 Kia Stinger

Kia Unveils Refreshed Stinger Model and Hints at Updated Engine Lineup

2021 Kia Stinger Confirmed Updates and Speculations 

The refreshed Kia Stinger has shown its face to the world, giving onlookers an idea of what is to come for the 2021 model. Kia has confirmed some of the updates to the Stinger but there is still a bit of wiggle room in terms of speculations and predictions. Likely set to arrive in the U.S. early next year, there’s no better time than now to start getting excited about the arrival of the Kia brand’s fastback sports sedan.  

Find out what confirmed updates are coming to the 2021 Kia Stinger and what our team speculates is to come below! 

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Kia Stinger Sharpens Design 

Changes are coming to the Kia Stinger, inside and out. The vehicle’s front end has received an update, adding in new LED headlights, while its rear end is bringing in a new full-width taillight design. To go along with the vehicle’s sporty feel, the Stinger has added updated turn signals that have been designed to look like a checkered flag. The Stinger will be offered with new wheel designs in 18- and 19-inch variations. 

The inside of the Stinger has been redesigned just as much as the outside. New contrasting stitching has been added to the vehicle’s interior, along with gloss-black trim and metallic finishes throughout the cabin. Following in the footsteps of its automotive siblings, the Stinger is set to receive a larger 10.25-inch infotainment center to replace the outgoing 8.0-inch screen.  

Rear view of blue Korean 2021 Kia Stinger
Interior view of Korean 2021 Kia Stinger
Blue Korean 2021 Kia Stinger

2021 Stinger Predictions 

Kia has hinted at the arrival of a blacked-out appearance package for the U.S. Stinger model, and given the updates to the package options for the Sportage and Telluride, we expect this hint is a confirmation. We would love to see a sleek, blacked-out option for the Stinger to amplify its sporty look.  

Rumors have been swirling about the updates to the Stinger sedan’s engine lineup and no confirmations have been made. Speculations are going around about the potential for two new updated turbo engine options coming in to replace the current model’s powertrains. Given the design overhaul the Stinger is set to receive, we are hopeful that the powertrain will receive just as big of a boost for 2021.  

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Kia is set to reveal more confirmed updates and details about the 2021 Kia Stinger later this year. We hope our speculations on what is to come for the Stinger come true, but we will have to wait and see until Kia gives us the full scoop.  

Stay tuned to the Friendly Kia blog for more updates on the 2021 Kia Stinger and the rest of the Kia lineup. 

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