Now Kia also wants to get involved in the boom segment. The B-segment of the crossover, dominated by the Renault Captur for example, has offered the greatest growth potential for years and underlines this anew every month. The Kia Stonic wants to score here and that this year. The market launch is scheduled for the third quarter of 2017.
Kia enters the contested field
As always, Kia promises a high level of reliability, quality and an attractive design. The first two claims are at least supported by the typical 7 year warranty. When it comes to design, you can either celebrate quick and glorious victories in this class or fall deep. The design of the Kia Stonic was developed in Europe and should be able to shine especially in these markets. A strong, typical Kia front, with short overhangs and an extremely thick hips. There could hardly have been a better way of drawing a newcomer. You need special products that can stand out even more.
But the benefits are not neglected either. The trunk has a capacity of 352 to 1,155 liters. At the same time, all passengers should be able to travel comfortably. In numbers, the new crossover is 4.14 meters long with a wheelbase of 2.58 meters. It measures 1.76m in width without mirror and 1.52m in height.
Engine selection typical for the segment
It can also be trendy with 20 different color combinations, as the Stonic can also be purchased in two-tone paintwork. Prices are not yet known, but the engines. They are now known as classic Kia engines. The 1.0 T-GDI with around 120 hp or the 1.2 and 1.4 liter naturally aspirated with 84 or 99 hp. A diesel with 110 hp is also available.
In the interior, the integration of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard. Seat heating at the front or Keyless-Go is also optionally available. In addition to the emergency brake assistant, which is now becoming increasingly important, functions such as a cross traffic warning system or a lane departure warning system are also available. A camera system in the windshield takes on many of these functions, such as the high-beam assistant.