Korean automaker Kia has expanded its lineup at an incredible rate in recent years, dealing with many sectors that it has actually disregarded in the past. It likewise introduced progressively better vehicles in the last decade, to the degree that it can now offer more recognized brand names a run for their loan in Europe and the United States. However Kia isn’t really stopping here and now wants to enter the mini-SUV market. It will do so in late 2017 with the Stonic, a small crossover that will share underpinnings with a comparable vehicle from sister company Hyundai. The Stonic will tackle the likes of the Nissan Juke and Mazda CX-3, joining the Sportage and Sorento in the lineup.
Scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2017, the Stones is a small crossover based on the Rio and shares underpinnings with the tiny hatchback. It mirrors the Kia inside too, while the external acquires several features, mixing them with exclusive clues that provide the Stonic a brand of its own. Fantastic on the outside, contemporary on the within, and loaded with the most advanced technological innovation for road-going vehicles, the Stonic seems to have all of the features necessary for small SUV market and then some.
2018 Kia Stonic Exterior
The total styling is somewhat inspired by the Rio, with angular headlamps flanking the slender “tigernose” grille. And unlike the Sportage, the headlamps are swept towards the engine hood, however rather extended into the front fenders. This offers the 2018 Kia Stonic a broad, stylish stance, however, at the same time, it makes it less unique than its bigger sibling. Down below, the fender features a huge, trapezoidal grill at the end and two straight places around the small foglamps. The formed motor bonnet finishes the competitive looking front end.
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2018 Kia Stonic Interior
In all, the 2018 Kia Stonic is a slightly modified Rio inside the cabin. Whether this is good or bad is a matter of taste, however, personally I dig it, simply due to the fact that I like what Kia has maded with the Rio’s brand-new interior. Kia likewise offers various active safety features, including Independent Emergency Stopping with people identification and Forward Collision Aware, Sightless Spot Recognition with Rear Cross Traffic Aware, Road Leaving Caution System, High Ray Assist, and Driver Attention Caution.
2018 Kia Stonic Engine
Complete drivetrain specs aren’t yet readily available, but Kia did say that the 2018 Kia Stonic will show up with a range of “light-weight, scaled down, turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, each coupled with a manual transmission.”
2018 Kia Stonic Price
Rates info is not yet available but considering that the 2018 Kia Stonic will compete with the Nissan Juke, look for a comparable sticker. For reference, the Juke begins with ₤ 14,880 in the U.K. and from $20,250 in the U.S. There’s no official word on whether the Stonic will be sold in the U.S., but it ought to cross the pond eventually. Western revenue will begin in the 3rd one-fourth of 2017 and all vehicles will be given as primary with the company’s seven-year or 100,000-mile warrant