For now, there is still very little information about the 2023 KIA Stinger Scorpion. However, this vehicle is rumored to be available in RWD and AWD.
Kia is included as one of the automakers that have evolved without worrying about the situation in the auto world, which is on the brink of EV predicament after a large-scale reinvention. However, in the end, it should solve the mess. Looking at Kia’s current lineup, including the next rumored 2023 Kia Stinger Scorpion, there are plenty of hatchbacks and sedans or liftbacks as well as an excellent selection of SUVs. Of course, there are also quiet station wagons and MPVs, but these are special events. Did you notice how much they offer in a shrinking model segment like the sedan lineup?
The Previous Model Kia Stinger
That’s probably very sad news for Kia fans who have taken a fancy to KIA Stinger since it arrived in 2017. Rumor has it that the sporty-looking sedan reinforcing the Korean car’s withdrawal from mundane territory could disappear next year.
What the new Kia S offers are almost the same luxurious look and a rich driving spirit. Well, it is perfect for budget enthusiasts. The base of the outstanding sedan Genesis G70 is shared with Stinger, but Stinger hides the liftgate lift doors with its wider interior, more cargo space, and a hot fastback roofline. In addition, two turbocharged engines are offered. These are standard 300 HP 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engines and 368 HP twin-turbo V6 engines. RWD is planned to be standard, but AWD is also available as an option.
Besides a few styling updates, the 2022 Stinger replaces the standard 255 HP 2.0-liter turbo 4 with a much more engine 2.5-liter turbo 4. Hopefully, the new Stinger will have the same engine in 2023. The new engine produces 300 HP. The optional engine 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 pulls slightly from 365 to 368 HP due to a newly installed exhaust system. Stylish improvements include an updated wider exhaust chip, an enhanced wheel design, and external lighting elements.
2023 Stinger Scorpion Interior
Inside, the 2023 Kia Stinger Scorpion features upgraded materials, new metal trim, adjustable ambient lights, and an optional larger 10.3-inch infotainment screen. First launched in 2017 with the 2018 model, the sporty Stinger acts as a vehicle halo, and it leads a lineup including the new K5 KIA and the smaller Rio KIA, which benefit from styling hints. Russell Wager, Vice President of Marketing, said they borrowed from Stinger.
Stinger’s interior is well-designed and attractive, but the quality of materials and construction is comparable to BMW 3 or Audi A4. Again, Kia is cheaper than those two sedans. Moreover, Stinger provides a much more comfortable rear seat than most cars in its class, and the payoff is far greater than suggested.
There are no obvious faults or flaws in the 2023 Kia Stinger Scorpion interior, but the whole effect is less buffed than the effort it receives from well-known luxury brands. The Stinger’s claimed it’s luggage volume is more spacious, but only outperformed other competitors in actual cargo tests by a narrow margin. We expect the Scorpion to perform better in these dimensions, thanks to the hatchback’s longer wheelbase and wider aperture. The mid console sits on the wide side of the car, helping to compensate for the small door pocket. Moreover, the stitched dashboard and 3-stripe on the doors make this car even more stylish. The new 10.25-inch infotainment screen is in a standard state.
2023 Stinger Scorpion Engines
In 2021, the replacement of a 2.0-liter engine with the 300 HP, 311 lb-ft., 2.5-liter turbocharged i4 was done. It is mentioned that KIA executives will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 sec. The entry-level 45 HP plus model should charm a lot of buyers. However, the 2023 Kia Stinger Scorpion does not have a manual transmission. The Scorpion is equipped with 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. The Stinger RWD can be used with entire torque vector wheel drives.
Furthermore, 2.5-liter fuel economy is rated at 22 mpg in urban areas, 32 on the road (actually a 2.0 increase), 25 for the RWD model, and 21/29/24 mpg for AWD. The V6 makes 376 lb-ft. of torque and 368 HP in an estimated 4.7 sec to 60 mph. The fuel economy’s rated at approximately 18 mpg in cities, 25 on the highway, 20 mpg in combination with RWD, and 17/24/20 mpg estimated with AWD.
2023 Stinger Scorpion Prices
The estimated price for each 2023 Kia Stinger Scorpion trim level is estimated to be different. The GT-Line is priced at $36,090. The GT1 and GT2, which are both expected to be available in AWD, are priced at $43,690 and $51,290, respectively.