You won't miss those brake lights late at night.
The 2021 Kia Stinger will soon be unveiled with more power and even sportier styling than before. Although Kia hasn't revealed any teasers of the updated Stinger, we've been lucky enough to see a good few spy shots. Last week, we saw an undisguised picture of the Stinger's rear end and now, we have an even clearer look at the sedan from the back and the side.
Painted in red, we can see the new broad taillight element stretching across the body, larger exhaust outlets, and the Stinger name which is prominently positioned in the middle. However, it remains to be seen if the US-spec Stinger also replaces the central Kia logo in this way.
Based on the pictures shared by SHM Studio via The Korean Car Blog, not much has changed from the side; a new wheel design on this GT-spec variant is the major update we can see over the current model. Otherwise, the profile is unchanged from before. Unfortunately, the Stinger's new face remains hidden - so far, we've only been able to see a spy shot of updated headlamp graphics.
The GT model pictured here will feature a variable exhaust system, which should allow the 3.3-liter V6 to sing even more sweetly than before, while also providing the driver with control over how loud the car sounds. As further proof that the facelifted Stinger's changes are more than just cosmetic, Kia was seen testing the model around the Nurburgring a few months back.
This V6 will see a power bump from 365 to 373 horsepower, which isn't much but could improve on the existing range-topper's already spirited performance. A more significant increase in power comes via the 2.5-liter turbo-four's 304-hp output, which is a lot more than the 2.0L currently offers. On the downside, the upgraded four-cylinder Stinger will reportedly be around 88 pounds heavier than the model it replaces, but with 49 hp more than before, it should be able to overcome this deficit.
Although there were no new pictures of the cabin, we do know that a digital dashboard will be available along with a larger 10.25-inch infotainment screen. While all these changes are welcome, we're most interested to experience the improved performance of the base model.