Kia Stinger Tribute Edition Revealed

Kia Stinger Tribute Edition Revealed
Kia Stinger Tribute Edition Revealed

The Kia Stinger is reaching the end of its lifespan after years of death rumours. The fast grand tourer gets one final chance with the Tribute Edition before being indirectly replaced by the EV6 GT, according to the South Korean automaker. The new Moonscape matte grey paint or the current Ascot Green finish are the two options for the special variant. Black is the predominant colour for the Brembo brake callipers, 19-inch wheels, and side mirror caps.

The Tribute Edition’s individually numbered sill plates and Terracotta brown leather upholstery are visible when the doors are opened. The steering wheel, door cards, and handles are all embellished with the same material. Trim made of faux carbon fibre can be found in some places, like the dashboard and door panels. The wasp emblem incorporated into the headrests is one unique feature reserved for this Stinger.

As anticipated, the GT model with the potent twin-turbo 3.3-liter V6 engine serves as the basis for the Stinger’s final model. The powertrain remains unchanged, giving you the same 368 horsepower and 376 lb-ft (510 Nm) of torque. Kia doesn’t say whether customers will have the option to choose AWD or only rear-wheel drive for the Tribute Edition.

The Stinger didn’t go into production until 2017 despite being previewed by the svelte GT concept back in 2011. Many consider it to be the best vehicle Kia has ever produced and a serious competitor to vehicles like the Audi A5 Sportback and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. It’s yet another victim of the crossover/SUV fad, and with electrification taking over, a V6 grand tourer is sadly only available in a small number of markets at the moment.

The Tribute Edition signifies “the end of production of the ground-breaking model.” There will only ever be 1,000 units produced for the entire world; information on cost and availability will be disclosed later.


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