Kia has announced details of a new, ultra-exclusive, ultimate-specification Stinger Tribute Edition. Limited to just 1,000 examples worldwide, the Tribute Edition pays homage to Kia’s high-performance vision, and celebrates the Stinger sedan’s significant contribution to the brand since its introduction in 2017, as production of the groundbreaking model comes to an end.
Building on the Stinger 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 GT specification, the Stinger Tribute Edition elevates the striking sedan’s aesthetic appeal and sporting nature to a new level. In addition to the existing Ascot Green paint finish, customers are offered the choice of a new Moonscape matte gray paint hue. Further sophistication is provided by the black finish that adorns the sleek housing of the exterior mirrors, the arresting black Brembo brake calipers and the evocative 19-inch gloss black design wheels.
“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.
Inside, a carefully curated collection of design and material upgrades further enhance the sporting ambience of the Stinger’s spacious, technology-infused cabin. Bespoke Terracotta brown leather enriches the sports seat, and the material’s timeless appeal extends to features such as the steering wheel, door side trim and door handles. Kia’s designers have applied a carbon-effect finish to the console upper cover and the door panels to complement the new Terracotta leather trim.
A newly introduced wasp-shaped emblem is elegantly embedded into the headrest of the seats. This subtle embellishment simultaneously denotes the car’s name and signifies the razor-sharp response of its potent 3.3-litre twin-turbocharged V6 gasoline engine. The application of a numbered door sill plate on the driver’s side provides authentication of exclusivity, confirming that just 1,000 units will be built globally.
“As we enter a new age of mobility, Kia will satisfy the needs of customers who seek to enjoy elevated levels of dynamic driving pleasure through high-performance electrified models such as the EV6 GT. And the brand’s strategy to continue accelerating the development of innovative electrification technologies will ensure that sustainability and strong performance combine effortlessly under the Kia badge,” Chang Sung Ryu added.
* Editor’s note: Availability of design characteristics described in this release may vary by trim and region.