Stylish liftback Kia Stinger can become an electric carMay 21, 2020
The chief designer of the South Korean brand told reporters that the Kia Stinger sports liftback could become an electric car.
Recently, Kia Stinger can be heard both good and bad news. Let’s start with the good. Stylish South Korean liftback with a fairly powerful hardware, will soon receive an updated version – it was previously indicated that its 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 will be upgraded to provide more power. Novnik will also receive some updates to the exterior as well as the interior.
The bad news is that an updated version of the model, which should be presented in the coming months, may be the last for Kia Stinger – to blame for the rather low sales volumes around the world. Data for 2018 and 2019 shows that Stinger’s sales fell by about 18 percent.
And the current coronavirus pandemic exacerbates the situation.
Sales of the stylish Kia car fell 21% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year. March sales were the worst, with a 40 percent decline over the same month in 2019.
The pandemic also creates a financial burden on automakers, prompting them to prioritize profitable models to recover from the negative effects of the pandemic. This puts Stinger in a perilous position, but from an interview with Kia design boss Karim Habib, it became clear that the Stinger could still survive.
“As the automotive industry moves to the use of electric motors, and the population increases interest in such vehicles, Kia Stinger must also become an electric car in order to stay afloat,” said Mr. Habib.
Honestly, we are not completely surprised by such a statement. Demand for electric cars is growing globally, and this could push Kia to electrify its lineup.
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