2022 Kia Stinger Comes With New 300hp Standard Mill For GT-Line, $3,000 Price Bump
- on March 17, 2021
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The 2022 Kia Stinger will hit the U.S. roads soon, featuring a new standard mill and an updated design with an increased price tag. The new hatchback will cost US$37,125 for the GT-Line model, which is a US$3,000 bump compared to the previous year's base value. However, the extra money brings you a more robust turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-four pumping out 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet of torque. The output is 45 hp and 61 pound-feet more than what we were getting through the old 2.0-liter engine.
The EPA says the bigger turbo-four will not put a dent in the fuel economy figure. In fact, it offers a better highway rating for the rear-wheel-drive GT-Line, climbing from 29 mpg to 32 mpg. The engine pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The optional all-wheel-drive will cost US$2,200 extra.
Kia has also updated its twin-turbocharged 3.3-liter V-6, delivering more power than before. Expect the V-6 Stinger to generate 368 horsepower (an improvement of 3 hp) and the same 376 pound-feet of torque.
The Stinger V-6 GT1 will cost US$44,735, which is US$1,800 fewer than the outgoing model. Unfortunately, the company ditched the less expensive Stinger GT V-6 for the 2022 model year. However, the well-equipped GT2 will be available at a starting price of US$52,335 - US$900 more than the previous year.
The automaker did not show us the images of U.S.-spec Stinger yet. However, we bet it won’t be much different from the international model. The new for the Stinger is Ascot Green paint that we believe would look stunning. Expect the GT-Line to sport standard 18-inch wheels while the GT1 and GT2 will have 19-inch wheels.
More details will follow soon, as the 2022 Kia Stinger arrives at the showrooms in a few months.