2021 Kia Stinger gets subtle performance upgrades 

Updated Jan 11, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It now has more power and improved exhaust note. 

About a week ago, Kia revealed that it will be giving the Stinger an update. It looks subtle, but the changes made make the car look more modern and aggressive. The Kia Stinger gets a new set of LED lights, a new set of alloy wheels, a new exhaust muffler, and many other new parts.

A picture of the updated 2021 Kia Stinger.

Check out the updated Stinger's blacked-out exterior pieces

However, apart from the new exterior pieces, Kia is also upgrading the Stinger’s engine. The Korean carmaker is doing this by giving the 3.3-liter T-GDi engine a new variable exhaust valve. This new part is meant to improve the Stinger’s exhaust flow. As such, the 2021 Kia Stinger can now make a total of 370 horsepower. Maximum torque however will still remain that same at 510 Nm.

Besides the slight increase in power, the upcoming Stinger’s new exhaust valve will also provide a better sounding exhaust note. In sport mode, the sound will become deeper, while in Eco or Comfort mode it will be more subdued.

Apart from the better sounding and more powerful engine, the Kia Stinger also gets a new 10.25-inch touchscreen display. The said device is equipped with Bluetooth multi-connection which enables up to two smartphones to link up. It also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

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A picture of the updated Stinger's interior.

The updated Stinger also has a plusher, more luxurious interior

Other markets that currently have the 7.0-inch touchscreen will also get a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen display. This one will have wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The Korean carmaker also revealed that the updated Stinger will have several new active safety systems. These include a safe exit warning which alerts an existing passenger whenever a vehicle is approaching from behind on either side of a parked Stinger. There’s also the new blind-spot view monitor, lane-keeping assist, highway driving assist, and a rear occupant alert.

A picture of the 2021 Kia Stinger's new wheels.

The updated Stinger's new wheels

For now, there’s still no word on a Philippine release for the 2021 Kia Stinger. If you’re interested in more news about the Kia Stinger, keep reading here on Philkotse.com.

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Kia Stinger

The Kia Stinger is a glorious performance vehicle created for speed-driven car enthusiasts who live for an adrenaline rush. Though meant to race, this sporty and compact car can be used daily if you want to turn heads on the road. Aside from its well-designed exterior and core, its cabin is designed with the latest innovations fit for modern convenience. The Kia Stinger 3.3L V6 GT comes in Aurora Black, Ceramic Grey, Snow White Pearl, and Silky Silver. If you want to match its cool vibe, you may opt for vibrant colors such as Neon Orange, Deep Chroma Blue, Hichroma Red, and Micro Blue.

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

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