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News Kia Bids Farewell to the Stinger with a Final Tribute Edition

Kia Bids Farewell to the Stinger with a Final Tribute Edition

The Kia Stinger was great, and this is the last of its line  

  • Only 1,000 will be sold worldwide.

  • It introduces new colours and sporty interior trim.

Admittedly, the line was short. The Kia Stinger launched in 2017 to rave reviews from all those who were given the opportunity to drive the car, and we were among them. We loved the styling, the performance, and the value, and still do to this day. Unfortunately, its final day has come, and to commemorate the occasion, Kia will build 1,000 Final Tribute Edition models.

Sadly for Kia and the Stinger, the sporty five-door hatchback never managed to take off however it has left an indelible mark on car enthusiasts. The Stinger 3.3L twin-turbocharged V6 made the right kind of power, speed, and drivability thanks to its available AWD system. And now, after seven model years, it’s going away.

“The Stinger Tribute Edition denotes an important chapter in the story of Kia’s high-performance ethos. Featuring an exclusive color 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.

2023 Kia Stinger Tribute Edition | Photo: Kia

The 2023 Kia Stinger Tribute Edition will be available in the existing Ascot Green paint finish, or a new Moonscape matte gray paint hue. Black finish trim will adorn the exterior mirror housings and will complement the black Brembo brake calipers and the 19-inch gloss black wheels.

The interior will feature material upgrades including Terracotta brown leather on the seats, steering wheel, door side trim, and door handles. The carbon-effect finish will be added to the console upper cover and the door panels. Finally, a numbered door sill plate on the driver’s side will authenticate that this is a Final Tribute Edition car.

Pricing and delivery details will be announced at a later date.

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Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai


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