RIP Kia Stinger. News over the past few weeks point to the demise of this beloved sports sedan, so we use our platform to try and save it.
We're behind the wheel of the 2022 Kia Stinger GT Elite + Suede Package, a facelift for Kia's flagship sport sedan. We've driven a number of Stingers over the years and loved every single one, for 2022 we see a mild facelift which changes the rear taillights, and adds Kia's new 10.25" infotainment system, though the use of Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are lost, as the larger widescreen units only support these services over USB. The Stinger gets a few extra horsepower out of the 3.3L twin-turbo V6 engine, and is now using Kia's second-generation AWD system. Our GT Elite with Suede comes with suede seat trim and headliner, along with the dashboard and door trim.
We spend some time to address the rumours that have been making the rounds online over the past few months, it all started back in July when Jalopnik posted about the possibility of Kia ending production of the Stinger after this model year, along with other outlets reporting similar things weeks later. While nothing has officially been said from Kia, a lot of buzz is surrounding this car, so we use our platform to make a plea to Kia to keep the Stinger alive.
We then take the 2022 Kia Stinger GT Elite on a comprehensive real-world road test to talk about how this mid-size performance sedan handles on the road, how the car feels overall, and why it's still our all-time favourite vehicle to buy today. We give our opinion about why this car is so special and why people have come to love it from all walks of life.
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Perpetual Radio Networks launched as Canada's first podcast network. PRN is now focused on delivering the highest quality video content. We launched our flagship automotive review show TestDrive in November of 2015 with our first video on our own 2001 BMW 740iL.