It’s the finish of the street for mainstream rear-wheel-drive, four-door inner combustion engine automobiles.
Kia has introduced it can finish manufacturing of the Stinger subsequent yr and is sending it out with a run of 1,000 Tribute Version automobiles, with 400 earmarked for the U.S.
It is going to be joined within the historical past books with the Dodge Charger, which is being changed in 2024 by the all-electric Daytona Charger SRT coupe.
Ford, Chevrolet and the non-luxury Japanese manufacturers all stopped promoting the sort of automobile years in the past as they transitioned to front-wheel-drive and SUV-focused lineups.
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Pricing for the Stinger Tribute Version has not been introduced, however it’s primarily based on the $52,895 GT2 mannequin, which comes powered by a 368 hp twin-turbocharged V6.
It is being supplied in a selection of Ascot Inexperienced or Moonscape matte grey paint, each with black accented trim.
The inside is upholstered in Terracotta brown leather-based and every automobile will get a commemorative numbered door sill plate.
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Like Dodge, Kia is shifting towards electrification with the rear-wheel-drive battery-powered EV6 that, just like the Stinger, can also be obtainable with all-wheel-drive. The not too long ago launched 576 hp EV6 GT now the model’s high efficiency mannequin. Nonetheless, it’s potential that this automobile class will not be useless perpetually, simply going into hibernation.
Dodge CEO Tim Kuniskis has confirmed that the Charger Daytona SRT’s platform is modular and might accommodate an inner combustion engine [ICE] drivetrain if the market asks for one.
“If sometime we wished so as to add ICE to that automobile, might we? It’s completely protected for it,” Kuniskis added, in keeping with Muscle Automobiles and Vans.
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Regardless of having two doorways, additionally it is related in size to right now’s Charger, so including two extra is throughout the realm of chance.