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Kia Stinger production to end in late 2022 – report; UPDATE: Kia HQ responds

UPDATE, 20 July 2021: Kia has responded to yesterday's rumours of the 2022 Kia Stinger's early demise, telling CarAdvice the vehicle is here to stay for now, but did not elaborate when it may go out of production. "As a company policy, we do not share future production plans this far in advance. Further information will be disclosed in due course...

Kia Australia recalls Sportage SUV and Stinger sedan for fire risk, 57,851 vehicles affected

Kia Australia has recalled 57,851 vehicles in Australia because they could catch fire even when the engine is switched off. The recall comprises 56,203 examples of the Kia Sportage mid-size family SUV, and 1648 examples of the Kia Stinger sedan, which pose a potential fire risk due to an electronic fault under the bonnet...

2021 Kia Stinger: 2.5-litre turbo engine ruled out for Australia

The 2021 Kia Stinger's new 2.5-litre turbo four-cylinder won't make its way to Australia, thanks to local buyers' thirst for six-cylinder power. Confirming what many already expected, the facelifted Stinger – introduced locally at the end of 2020 – will continue on with its choice of 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder or 3...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Medium-to-Large Car

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Medium to Large Car Finalists: Kia Stinger Skoda Superb Toyota Camry Hybrid There’s still a lot to be said about a family sedan, especially one with electric assistance. Australia’s Medium and large car decline has nothing to do with the quality of the cars in the segment...

Kia Stinger granted stay of execution under CEO Ho-Sung Song

The Kia Stinger has seemingly been granted a stay of execution under CEO Ho-Sung Song, despite rumours the full-size sedan could be facing the axe ahead of schedule due to poor international sales. Speaking to Australian journalists during the reveal of the EV6 electric SUV last week, Mr Song confirmed the model wouldn't be phased out in the immediate future: "We [will] continue to provide the [Kia Stinger] in the Australian market for the next coming years...

2021 Kia Stinger price and specs: Price rises and spec changes for facelifted model

2021 Kia Stinger price and specs Prices are up, now from $53,090 drive-away Larger 10.25-inch infotainment screen as standard New exhaust for the V6, extra 2kW The 2021 Kia Stinger has gained more power, subtle styling changes and extra equipment for next year – but its has also received a price rise...

Cheap speed: The cars with the most power per dollar

In our era of turbocharging and electrification, it can seem almost weekly that a new, immensely powerful, absurdly expensive hypercar or super-sedan makes its debut. The Bugatti Bolide, SSC Tuatara, Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series and heavyweight GMC Hummer EV encompass some of the more recent additions to the high-horsepower club...

2020 Kia Stinger recalled with fuel pump fault

Kia has recalled 372 examples of the Stinger, citing a potential fault with the fuel pump's jet nozzle housing. The affected vehicles are designated MY2020, and all were sold between May and July of this year. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “a plastic burr may remain after the moulding process of the fuel pump's jet nozzle housing, potentially blocking the nozzle"...

2021 Kia Stinger facelift detailed, Australian launch later this year

2021 Kia Stinger facelift detailed in full Engine options unchanged for Australia, bar new variable sports exhaust Interior upgraded with larger touchscreen, new trim choices Safety suite gains new technologies Kia has released full details of its facelifted 2021 Stinger performance flagship, ahead of its Australian arrival in the fourth quarter of 2020...

2021 Kia Stinger revealed, Australian debut due later this year

UPDATE: Kia Australia has confirmed the new Stinger will continue with current powertrains locally, with the model expected to arrive to our shores in late 2020. Updated specifications to be announced closed to the launch. The 2021 Kia Stinger has been revealed ahead of an Australian debut set for later this year, showing what is a relatively subtle mid-life facelift to the company's flagship performance sedan...

2021 Kia Stinger facelift spied without disguise - UPDATE

UPDATE: the 2021 Kia Stinger has now been detailed, and the 'bad' news is Australia won't see any engine upgrades. Details here. The updated 2021 Kia Stinger has been spied on South Korean roads without a hint of camouflage, suggesting a debut could be just weeks away. These latest images come to us via enthusiast site The Korean Car Blog...