Rumors that Kia is about to cancel the Stinger have been popping up for a although. And it’s not truly shocking. A rear-wheel-travel liftback sedan does not really in shape cleanly into Kia’s lineup even if it is a superb vehicle. So, it would make feeling for Kia to get rid of it off. But now it sounds like the Stinger may possibly be sticking all-around for the foreseeable long term.
Subsequent the hottest iteration of “Stinger’s receiving the axe” rumors, Australia’s CarSales spoke to Roland Rivero, the head of Kia Australia. He statements no official decision to finish creation has been made and gave the impression that Kia designs to hold promoting the Stinger for a while.
“No just one from HQ [in Seoul, Korea] has made any formal bulletins. It is organization as normal for the Kia Stinger,” explained Rivero. “From our viewpoint it’s high-quality for Korean media outlets to speculate, but we haven’t heard something of that mother nature. We’ll hold promoting it and it’s business as regular till we listen to in any other case from our HQ.”
That stated, it also sounds like Kia almost certainly will not redesign the Stinger or exchange it with an electrical successor. Which is disappointing to listen to for the reason that, all over again, the Stinger is excellent, and an electric powered variation would almost certainly be very amazing.
“I’d like to feel just about just about every EV on our E-GMP will be considerably of a halo car for us anyway,” Rivero reported. He later additional, “But is there one motor vehicle that’s going to be an absolute substitute? I never assume so. We can surely offer long run products that have the exact same character and exact driver pleasure as present ICE versions.”
So Kia however has options to create enjoyable-to-travel vehicles, but we likely won’t see an electrical liftback activity sedan be part of Kia’s lineup. Then yet again, that could just be for Australia. We have arrived at out to Kia to uncover out if Rivero’s statements implement to the U.S., as perfectly, and we’ll update this publish when we hear back.