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2022 Kia Stinger Scorpion Special Edition

The 2022 Kia Stinger Scorpion is a limited-run aesthetic package that brings a lot of value for the money

The Kia Stinger might not be quite as popular as Kia had hoped, but when it was released, it proved itself a viable and formidable competitor for those well-known German brands and it forced auto enthusiasts to look at the Korean brand a little differently. These days, Stinger sales bounce from around the high three-figure to low four-figure range per month, and a new limited production Stinger Scorpion Edition could help increase sales a bit. It comes just a short time after we laid eyes on the updated 2022 Kia Stinger which means we’re still waiting for the next-gen, highly evolved Stinger that could be arriving for 2024 or 2025.

The new Stinger Scorpion doesn’t hit the road with any performance upgrades, unfortunately, but it does include a nice aesthetic package that makes the Stinger look a little darker. The new rear wing is, arguably, the highlight, but the exhaust tips, side mirror caps, and a few other components have been blacked out. New 19-inch wheels are a Scorpion-only affair while the interior has nice helpings of Nappa leather, updated sports seats, and the usual carbon-fiber-look trim. The Scorpion package comes in at $1,195, which is a bargain, especially when you consider the exclusive wheels, but it can only be had on the GT2 trim with rear- or all-wheel drive. So, in the end, a Stinger Scorpion Edition will set you back by $53,630 in RWD form or $55,830 with AWD. It is on sale now, however, only 250 units will be sold and built each month, with availability determined on a month-by-month basis until Kia decides to retire it, most likely when demand starts to die off.

Kia Stinger Powertrain Specifications

2022 Kia Stinger Scorpion Special Edition
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Being based on the GT2 version, the Scorpion Edition comes with a 3.3-liter turbocharged V-6 engine
That delivers a total of 368 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque
2022 Kia Stinger specifications
Type 2.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder G4KIII FR engine 3.3L Twin Turbo V6 Lambda II engine
Displacement (cc) 2,497 cc 3,342 cc
Bore x stroke (mm) 88.5 mm x 101.5 mm 92.0 mm x 83.8 mm
Compression ratio 10.5:1 10.0:1
Horsepower 300 hp @ 5,800 rpm 368 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 311 lb.-ft. @ 1,650-4,000 rpm 376 lb.-ft. @ 1,300-4,500 rpm
Block Aluminum Aluminum
Head Aluminum Aluminum
Valve System 16 Valve, HLA DOHC D-CVVT 24V
Fuel System GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection) GDI (Gasoline Direct Injection)
Rec. Fuel Premium Recommended Premium Recommended
Fuel tank capacity (gal.) 15.9 gallons 15.9 gallons

Kia Stinger Exterior Dimensions

2022 Kia Stinger Scorpion Special Edition Exterior
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This special edition can be ordered only in three exterior colors: Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black, and Ceramic Silver
2022 Kia Stinger exterior dimensions
Wheelbase (in.) 114.4 in.
Length (in.) 190.2 in.
Width (in.) 73.6 in.
Height (in.) 55.1 in.
Track (in.), (front/rear) - 18" 62.8 in. / 64.8 in.
Track (in.), (front/rear) - 19" 62.8 in. / 63.7 in.

Kia Stinger Interior Dimensions

2022 Kia Stinger Interior
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2022 Kia Stinger interior dimensions
Head room Front Rear
Head room 38.3 in. 37.0 in.
Leg room 42.6 in. 36.4 in.
Shoulder room 56.4 in. 54.8 in.
Hip room 55.5 in. 56.1 in.
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When Kia America unveiled the refreshed 2022 Stinger it teased something special: The Scorpion Special Edition. But little information about this vehicle was provided at the time. Now, just weeks later, the Scorpion is arriving in dealers. Offered in limited batches of just 250 units per month and built exclusively for the U.S. market. It is expected to sell out quickly and is available on the GT2 FWD and AWD variants in three colors - Snow White Pearl, Aurora Black, and Ceramic Silver.

“Stinger was a wake-up call to a segment long populated by European sport sedans when it debuted in 2017 (as a 2018 model). It redefined what enthusiast drivers thought about Kia and proved we could compete against the best vehicles in a hotly contested space,” said Sean Yoon, president & CEO, Kia North America and Kia America. “Since then, Stinger has built a loyal following of those looking for something unique and the Scorpion is set to continue that approach.”

The Scorpion Special Edition features exclusive blacked out fender garnish, side mirror caps, and darkened exhaust tips
Unique body-colored rear spoiler
Distinctive 19-inch black wheels
Exclusive carbon fiber-pattern trim inside the cockpit
Available with a Red Nappa Leather or Black Nappa Leather interior

Pricing for the Scorpion Special Edition is $52,585 for FWD and $54,785 for AWD, excluding $1,045 in destination charges.

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