Kia Says More Stinger Special Editions Are Coming

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Here is what you can expect.

The 2022 Kia Stinger just debuted, offering a refreshed take on Korea's premium sports sedan. The facelifted Stinger boasts numerous upgrades over the outgoing model, including more potent engines, interior improvements, visual updates, and Kia's latest logo. Pricing for the 2022 Stinger is simpler than before, divided into a simple grade strategy with four trim levels.

Kia will offer the four-cylinder GT-Line with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine producing 300 horsepower. The GT-Line starts at $36,090 (plus a $1,045 destination fee) or $38,390 with the Sun & Sound package. Kia has dropped the base GT V6 model and now offers the GT1 for $43,690 and GT2 for $51,290. These models produce 368 hp from an updated 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6, and all four trims are available with all-wheel-drive for $2,000.

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Though it doesn't have a price tag yet, Kia confirmed that a Scorpion Special Edition (pictured in Ceramic Silver) would arrive later in the spring. The Scorpion Special Edition is available in Snow White, Aurora Black, and Ceramic Silver; this model adds a raised rear spoiler, unique black wheels, black trim, and carbon fiber pattern interior accents.

During a call to discuss the updated Stinger, Kia confirmed that the Scorpion would likely be the first of more upcoming special edition models. "You can see a few colors that are not available in our market," said Paul Fisher, Stinger product planning manager as he showed us the available paint choices for 2022. "We are holding those on reserve. They may make an appearance at a later time as a special edition model."

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The 2022 Stinger is available in Snow White Pearl, Ceramic Silver, Panthera Metal, Aurora Black Pearl, Micro Blue, Hi Chroma Red (pictured above), and a new hue called Ascot Green (pictured above). Colors that won't be available in the United States include Silky Silver, Deep Chroma Blue (pictured below), and Neon Orange (pictured below).

Kia previously offered a color similar to Neon Orange on the Stinger GTS, a special edition model that was announced at the 2019 New York Auto Show. Deep Chroma Blue was originally set to appear on the stillborn Stinger Atlantica but later appeared on the Indigo Edition after the former model was canceled. We are happy to hear that more special editions and more colors will be on the way for the US market.

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