An electrical successor to the sporty Kia Stinger appears to be like because of launch in 2026 below the title EV8, based on supply materials revealed through Korean Automotive Weblog.
A correct fanatic’s automobile sporting a rear-wheel drive platform and modern hatchback styling, the Stinger was launched for the 2018 mannequin yr and discontinued after the 2023 mannequin yr. However the same mannequin with an electrical powertrain now seems to have been given the inexperienced gentle.
Korean Automotive Weblog cites Kia’s Union New Automotive Manufacturing Schedule, which lists this mannequin as being allotted to the automaker’s Hwaseong Plant 3 in South Korea. The plan additionally reportedly reveals that the EV8 might be based mostly on a successor to the present Hyundai/Kia/Genesis E-GMP platform known as eM, and lists some preliminary specs.
2023 Kia Stinger
The EV8 is reportedly slated to get a 113.2-kwh battery pack enabling 435 to 497 miles of vary (doubtless as measured with Korean testing protocols). Vary-topping fashions will get a 612-hp dual-motor all-wheel drive powertrain, with a 435-hp all-wheel drive mannequin and a single-motor rear-wheel drive mannequin tuned for 218 hp under it.
This is not the primary report of the challenge. A collection of stories by final summer time and fall, initially confirming the challenge title of GT1 (that title can be referenced within the Korean Automotive Weblog report), recommended that it is perhaps a revival of the Stinger’s mission in all however the title itself.
Kia EV4 idea
Kia additionally has the racy-looking EV4 idea, which is because of be smaller and extra reasonably priced however could present hints of the Stinger-replacing EV8’s design.
Kia’s design boss stated again in 2020 that the Stinger would possibly swap to electrical energy. Whereas a short while later it appeared that he’d been referring to the very fast EV6 GT, maybe he was pointing towards a real successor like this all alongside.