- New model joins Kia's SUV range alongside Sorento and Sportage
- Wide range of personalisation options inside and out, including two-tone finishes
- Due to go on sale in the autumn, and expected to cost from about £14,000
Kia reveals its Stonic small SUV
The new model will be the smallest in Kia's range of SUVs, and is set to rival the likes of the Nissan Juke and Vauxhall Mokka X when it goes on sale later this year
The car’s looks are decidedly ‘Kia’, thanks to several signature design elements, such as the ‘tiger-nose’ grille. The car fits in well with Kia’s other SUVs, the larger Sorento and Sportage. Buyers will be able to personalise their Stonic to their liking, and the car will be available with up to 20 two-tone colour combinations, with five colours for the ‘Targa-style’ roof.
Kia says that, despite the car’s compact size, the Stonic has plenty of shoulder-, leg- and head-room for all passengers; and, there’s a 352-litre boot, with a two-step boot floor.
The Stonic will be available with a range of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, all paired with a manual gearbox. The petrol engine range starts with a 1.0-litre unit with 118bhp, and also includes 1.25- and 1.4-litre engines, while the diesel engine is a 1.6-litre unit, which will be the most economical choice.
The Stonic will go on sale in the UK in the third quarter of 2017; and, as with any Kia, it will be covered by the company’s seven-year/100,000 mile warranty. There’s no word on pricing yet, but we expect it to cost from around £14,000.