- kia's updated stinger gains a new engine option and a bit more power for the optional v-6.
- a 300-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four is now available, and the 3.3t v-6 model adds a new variable exhaust which adds 3 horsepower.
- the 2022 kia stinger will be available in the u.s. late this year.
the 2022 kia stinger's styling updates will be accompanied by a rejiggered engine lineup as well. kia has announced that a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four will be newly available, sitting between the existing turbo 2.0-liter inline-four and twin-turbo, 3.3-liter v-6 engine options. the 2.5t makes 300 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque and uses an eight-speed automatic transmission.
the base 2.0t four-cylinder, which currently makes 255 horsepower and 260 lb-ft, will carry over unchanged, while the optional 3.3t v-6 found in gt models receives a new variable exhaust system that comes standard on all v-6 models and adds 3 horsepower, for totals of 368 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. kia also claims that the new exhaust makes for a better sound in sport mode. we assume all engines will be available with either rear- or optional all-wheel drive, though kia hasn't confirmed that yet.
we've already seen the 2022 stinger's other updates, which include new headlights and taillights, different bits of interior trim, and a larger 10.3-inch infotainment screen. the stinger also adds a few driver-assistance features such as a blind-spot camera system and lane-centering assist.
expect pricing to rise slightly compared with the current stinger, which starts at $34,125 for the base four-cylinder gt-line model and $40,625 for the v-6–powered gt. models equipped with the new 2.5t engine are likely to start in the high-$30,000 range.