2022 Kia Stinger – If you’ve been sitting on the thinking of purchasing the latest Kia Stinger, you may be tempted to take the plunge shortly. It’s not a secret that sales for this svelte sports car have been low for a while, and the next generation Stinger isn’t yet known. This could end up being unimportant since we’ve been told that the current model will be discontinued early in the spring of 2022 to be exact.
Kia has reportedly announced the production plan on July 16, for its manufacturing facilities located in South Korea. The Stinger is manufactured at Kia’s Sohari Plant in Gwangmyeong, however, Korean Car Blog reports the plant is being retooled to accommodate large-scale production of future electric vehicles and with a particular reference to a hybrid version of the brand new Carnival minivan. The report quotes unnamed local industry sources to provide the details and further states that retooling is expected to begin at the beginning of the year and that Stinger production will cease at the beginning of next quarter 2022.
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The report paints a dark prospect for prospects for the sports car however we suggest taking not to take too much of the information. The Stinger has recently undergone a revamp across all markets including that of the US version being completely brand fresh this time around. It is possible to completely drop the model following the investment doesn’t seem likely and South Korea isn’t the only country in which Stingers are manufactured. If the timeline is correct for this Sohari facility is accurate the production at a lower volume could be carried out in other locations.
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One thing is for sure can be said for certain that Stinger sales have not been as impressive. There were just 13,861 Stingers have found homes within the US in the year 2019 and the number dropped to 12,556 in 2020 due to difficult conditions. The shortage of chips in the world is also causing a lot of problems in 2021 and the year-to-date sales until June 2021 only increased by just 147 vehicles. In the US the model is Kia’s smallest-selling model, but in Europe, the sales are less. Based on the data there are good reasons to believe that Kia is likely to scrap the model by the end of the year.