As you now identified, Kia is currently doing the job on updating generation line inside Sohari plant in South Korea in buy to start off creation of the Carnival Hybrid and All-electric powered EV9 large SUV from 2023, one thing that suggests the discontinuation of Stinger. Now we have 1st spy shots of the up-to-date Kia Carnival.
Back again in July, Kia released its output programs for all of its South Korean plants, including the Sohari Plant, for the 2022 year and disclosed bad information for Stinger. In accordance to that strategy, Kia will cease the output of the Stinger by the second quarter of 2022 after a number of adjustments due to continued sluggish gross sales.
All through 2nd quarter of 2022, Kia will completely transform the strains at Sohari Plant in South Korea to begin the mass manufacturing of electrified autos this sort of as the Carnival Hybrid variant so this is the initially time that the Stinger fate has been formalized. Now, looking at the 1st prototype tests along with the EV9 is just an additional move on the discontinuation.
It is expected that Carnival Hybrid powertrain will be shared from Sorento, so we can assume a 1.6 Turbo GDi motor offering 180 hp and an electrical motor with a total output of 230 hp. Irrespective of the PHEV, appears to be like like Kia will skip it and will aim on a whole-electrical Carnival, but for now we will have to settle for the hybrid.