Stinger Carbon And Sorento Black Editions Spice Up Kia's Australian Lineup
Kia Motors Australia is expanding its offerings with the introduction of two new special editions.
Packing enhanced styling and equipment, the Stinger Carbon Edition and Sorento Black Edition are meant to be made more attractive to prospective customers. Starting off with the Stinger Carbon, it is based on the 365 HP, 3.3-liter bi-turbo GT trim and adds a series of exclusive carbon fiber exterior trims that set it apart from its siblings.
The parts decked in carbon fiber include the front grille surround, hood and fender vents, mirror caps, and lower rear bumper area. Those can be combined with five exterior colors including the new Neon Orange, Micro Blue, Hichroma Red, Snow White Pearl and Aurora Black.
Inside, it gets a special Carbon Edition badge in front of the gear lever and a sporty Alcantara steering wheel. All these styling tweaks can be found on North America’s Stinger GTS as well but, unlike that model, Australia’s Stinger Carbon does not get the newly developed dynamic all-wheel drive system with drift mode because, Down Under, the Stinger only comes with RWD.
The drive away price of AU$67,990 (US$46,210) makes the Carbon Edition AU$4,000 (US$2,720) more expensive than the GT model on which it’s based.
As for the Sorento Black Edition, Kia Australia has not released photos yet but says it sports a range of gloss black exterior elements, including the 19-inch alloys, grille and roof racks, in addition to dark chrome door garnish and black side mirror caps. The special edition family SUV also features black front and rear skid plates, panoramic sunroof and privacy, as well as distinctive “Ice Cube” LED fog lights. Customers can have the Sorento Black Edition in four exterior colors, named Clear White, Silky Silver, Aurora Black and Snow White Pearl.
Positioned between the SLi and GT-Line, the special edition Sorento costs AU$48,990 (US$33,340) with the 3.5-liter petrol engine and AU$52,490 (US$35,720) with the 2.2-liter diesel.