Kia Motors UK has eliminated the Stinger from sale, forward of the arrival of a brand new high-performance EV6 GT later this yr.
The rear-wheel-drive flagship launched in 2017, marking Kia’s first entry right into a premium segement within the UK alongside automobiles just like the Audi A5 Sportback,
It was final up to date in 2021, when the engine line-up was minimize to only one providing; a 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6. It had beforehand been supplied with a 2.0-litre petrol engine and a diesel.
The automobile achieved simply 2,300 registrations throughout its lifespan.
Paul Philpott, president & CEO for Kia UK, mentioned: “The launch of the Stinger will go down as a transformative second for Kia. Its driver-focused ‘grand tourer’ credentials, paired with Kia’s fame for automobile high quality and design, made it an extremely compelling automobile for drivers. On the similar time, it additionally had a transformative impact on how folks noticed Kia.
“For a similar causes, the EV6 GT is the best automobile to take the baton from the Stinger within the UK. Our future product plan has a significant deal with electrification, and globally Kia plans to supply a line-up of 14 EVs by 2027. Combining high-performance capabilities with an unimaginable design and a long-range electrical powertrain, the EV6 GT is a crucial a part of this plan, and a real new flagship for the Kia model.”
The Stinger GT S was Kia’s fastest-accelerating automobile, attaining the 0-to-62mph dash in 4.7 seconds.The EV6 GT not solely takes the Stinger’s crown for fastest-accelerating Kia, sprinting from 0-to-62mph in 3.5 seconds. It is usually probably the most highly effective manufacturing automobile that Kia has ever made, with its dual-motor electrical powertrain producing 585PS and 740Nm.
The EV6 GT contains a long-range 77.4kWh battery, giving a driving vary of 265 miles (WLTP), it additionally boasts 800V charging know-how, enabling it to recharge from 10-80% in 18 minutes from an ultra-rapid charger.
The Kia Stinger stays in manufacturing in South Korea, and Kia UK will fulfil all present buyer orders for the mannequin.
Kia is on monitor to attain its aim of 100,000 annual registrations within the UK for the primary time, by the tip of this yr. Figures from the Society of Motor Producers and Merchants (SMMT) present the automobile maker has amassed 89,146 registrations to the tip of October.
The Korean model was named Producer of the Yr on the 2022 AM Awards.