- First sketches of new Juke rival issued as name is confirmed
- Said to be the most customisable Kia ever
- Production car will go on sale in the second half of this year
Kia’s new SUV will be called Stonic
The company's new model will be a rival for the Nissan Juke and Vauxhall Mokka X when it goes on sale in the second half of this year.
According to the company, the name combines ‘Speedy’ and ‘Tonic’, which refer to the first and last notes in the musical scale. It will adorn a car that is expected to be a rival for the likes of the Nissan Juke, Vauxhall Mokka X and forthcoming Seat Arona.
As yet, we haven’t seen what the production car will look like, but Kia has issued two teaser sketches of the car, which show it is clearly made to fit in with the company’s larger SUVs, the Sportage and Sorento.
Kia has also said the Stonic will be the most customisable Kia ever – both inside and out – and confirmed it will go on sale in the second half of this year. We expect to see the car unveiled later this month, and we’ll bring you further details as soon as we have them.