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.
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.