Tuesday, December 6, 2022
News Kia Stinger will be Cut From the Lineup Next Year

Kia Stinger will be Cut From the Lineup Next Year

The Kia Stinger is and was an exceptional car but slow sales ultimately will kill it off


  • Production will continue until the 2nd quarter of 2022.

  • Initially, it was expected to last until 2024.

  • The plant that assembled the Stinger will be converted to build electrified vehicles.


The highly-touted Kia Stinger is nothing more than a victim of the times. Had it launched in the late-2000s, it likely would have been better received by the buying public. Our insatiable desire for SUVs overshadowed what is otherwise an extremely interesting car.

The news of the Kia Stinger’s demise comes following Kia’s recently shared production plans for its South Korean plants. Among them is the Sohari Plant which, come midway next year, will begin assembling electrified thus marking the end of the Stringer, according to the Korean Car Blog.

2022 Stinger Scorpion Special Edition | Photo: Kia

The Kia Stinger launched in 2017 and immediately found favour with the automotive press for its performance, styling, and value. Many consumers took the plunge however the sales numbers do not justify extending the car’s life.

Rumours of the Stinger’s end have circulated for some time and now we have a timeline. The Stinger will surely become a classic for all the above-mentioned reasons and the fact that it’s a rare sight.

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Matt St-Pierre
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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