Kia Motors new Suv ,The Kia Stonic it’s the smallest in Kia’s SUV lineup, behind the Sportage, Niro, and Sorento.
Introduction of Kia Stonic
The all-new Kia Stonic is an eye-catching and confident compact crossover, and is set to become an important conquest model for Kia in one of Europe’s newest and fastest-growing vehicle segments.
The B-SUV segment currently accounts for 1.1 million new car sales in Europe each year – around 7% of the market – and is forecast to expand to more than two million annual sales by 2020.
Kia Stonic will be one of the most compelling new cars in this rapidly expanding class, backed by Kia’s unique warranty, and the brand’s reputation for reliability, quality and contemporary design. As the segment expands, the Kia Stonic looks set to become one of our best-selling cars.
Design of the Kia Stonic
Kia’s latest B-segment crossover is the most customisable Kia ever, inside and outside, and boasts the true European design flair. The design of the Kia Stonic is one of the brand’s most striking, yet it is immediately recognisable as a Kia thanks to key signature design elements, such as the ‘tiger-front look’ grille.
Designed in Europe, in collaboration with Kia’s Korean design studio, the body blends sharp horizontal feature lines with softer sculpted surfaces.
Customisability is important to many customers in the B-SUV segment, and the Kia Stonic ‘Targa’-style roof enables buyers to choose a two-tone paint finish, inspired by the design of the 2013 Kia Provo concept. It will be available in up to 20 two-tone color combinations, with a choice of five distinctive colors for the roof.
The car is built on a strong, safe and lightweight platform and body shell, with Advanced High Strength Steel accounting for 51% of materials used. The body ensures driving confidence, passenger comfort and refinement in all conditions.
Kia Stonic Specifications
A range of lightweight, downsized, turbocharged Petrol and Diesel engines are available, each paired with a manual transmission, maximizing driver engagement and efficiency.
Buyers of this Kia Stonic model will have the choice of Kia’s lightweight 1.0-litre T-GDI (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) engine, producing 120 ps, as well as 1.25- or 1.4-litre naturally-aspirated MPI (multi-point injection) gasoline engines. An efficient 1.6-litre diesel engine completes the range, offering the lowest emissions in the line-up.
The car’s European-tuned steering and suspension are designed to offer an exciting drive, with immediate handling responses and a stable ride.
The car is fitted as standard with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), ensuring the front-wheel drive. Kia Stonic remains enjoyable and confidence-inspiring to drive in all conditions. Specific functions of VSM include Torque Vectoring by Braking, Straight Line Stability, and Cornering Brake Control.
For the Kia Stonic European-designed cabin places technology and ergonomics at its soul, offering buyers as much potential for customisation as the exterior with a range of vivid color packs for buyers to choose from.
One of the smartest cars in its class, it provides owners with a range of new chassis and infotainment technologies designed to enhance safety, comfort and convenience.
Technology and Safety Features of the Kia Stonic
The car gets Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ as standard, bringing seamless smart phone functionality to the touchscreen infotainment system. Like other Kia models, it is available with a broad range of technologies to enhance comfort and convenience, including heated front seats, automatic cruise control and keyless entry.
Buyers can choose from a selection of Kia’s DRIVE WISE Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to further enhance active safety.
These technologies include Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)* with pedestrian recognition and Forward Collision Alert (FCA); Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA); and Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS).
Backed by a new fusion camera system, the Kia Stonic offers High Beam Assist (HBA) and Driver Attention Warning (DAW) to further satisfy the safety needs of the customers.
Within its compact exterior dimensions, the Stonic’s smart packaging maximizes interior space for all occupants. The car offers class-leading shoulder room and generous legs and head-room, while the highly versatile 352-liter (VDA) luggage bay expands or shrinks as required with a two-step boot floor.
Kia quality promise, the car will be sold as standard with the company’s unique 7-Year, 150,000 km warranty. It goes on sale across Europe during the third quarter of 2017.