With the Kia Stinger model line coming to an end – after just 5 years – the Korean carmaker has prepared a special edition as a farewell. Known as the Stinger Tribute Edition, only 1,000 units will be available for sale worldwide.
While declining sales have been the main reason for its short life in the market, Kia recognises that the sporty sedan made ‘a significant contribution to the brand’, and denotes an important chapter in the story of Kia’s high-performance ethos.
The Tribute Edition will have an ‘ultimate specification’ expanded from the Stinger 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 GT. In addition to the existing Ascot Green paint finish, customers are offered the choice of a new Moonscape matte grey paint hue.
Further sophistication is provided by the black finish that adorns the sleek housing of the exterior mirrors, the arresting black Brembo brake calipers and the evocative 19-inch gloss black design wheels.
“The Stinger Tribute Edition. Featuring an exclusive colour and interior trim never before seen on the sedan, it also serves as a fitting celebration of the Stinger’s contribution to the Kia brand,” said Chang-Sung Ryu, Senior Vice-President and Head of Purchase CX Design Sub-division.
Inside, a carefully curated collection of design and material upgrades further enhance the sporting ambience of the Stinger’s spacious, technology-infused cabin.
Bespoke Terracotta brown leather enriches the sports seat, and the material’s timeless appeal extends to features such as the steering wheel, door side trim and door handles. The application of a numbered door sill plate on the driver’s side provides authentication of exclusivity.
Kia’s designers have applied a carbon-effect finish to the console upper cover and the door panels to complement the new Terracotta leather trim. A newly introduced wasp-shaped emblem is elegantly embedded into the headrest of the seats. This subtle embellishment simultaneously denotes the car’s name and signifies the sharp response of the potent 3.3-litre engine.
“As we enter a new age of mobility, Kia will satisfy the needs of customers who seek to enjoy elevated levels of dynamic driving pleasure through high-performance electrified models such as the EV6 GT. And the brand’s strategy to continue accelerating the development of innovative electrification technologies will ensure that sustainability and strong performance combine effortlessly under the Kia badge,” Mr. Ryu said.