LOS ANGELES — The Kia Stinger will receive more than just a mild styling update under a midcycle freshening for 2022. The Korean automaker's answer to near-premium rivals also is getting more power, especially on the entry model, which will now crack the 300-hp barrier when it goes on sale in the spring.
That's a significant 45-hp upgrade for the base sports hatchback, which was already a bargain compared with the German brands that Kia considers rivals. Unlike corporate sibling Hyundai, Kia does not have a luxury brand. The Stinger, however, shares a rear-drive platform with the Genesis G70 sedan.