Kia has just premiered the 2018 Kia Stonic, a brand new small SUV that comes hot on the heels the grand reveal of the new Hyundai Kona subcompact SUV, from the South Korean’s carmaker’s sister company, Hyundai, that took place earlier this month. The new Stonic will be coming into the extremely aggressive area of cross-over SUV’s that contains the prefers of Ford HR-V, Car Juke, Chevrolet CH-R and the Chevrolet Trax, to name few.
2018 KIA Stonic Exterior
Supporting the new Stonic will be a strong and sturdy new platform which is principally constructed using lightweight materials that surround the 51 percent high-strength steel. Stylistically, the new model features sharp design lines and a new C-pillar design, as well as good-looking taillights with U-shaped LED lights. There is also a sizable rear spoiler and a faux skid plate on the bottom of the bumper.On the inside, there is plenty of cabin space. Kia even goes so far to
2018 KIA Stonic Interior
On the inside, there is plenty of cabin space. Kia even goes so far to the day that their new model will be a class-leader in terms of the shoulder room they will offer their customers. There will also be about 12.4 cubic feet of storage room in the trunk. From the high-tech side, expect to see a host of useful features like the Apple CarPlay, Android Auto smartphone integration system, and the new Kia infotainment system with a large associated with touchscreen display screen. Furthermore, look out for some new technical aids and safety measures such as the flexible cruise control, accident caution, automated stopping, sightless spot caution and road leaving caution, as well as the backcross traffic caution.
2018 KIA Stonic Engine
Exact specifics regarding the engine and powertrain are yet to be released for the US market. However, we already know that in the European and Asian markets, the new 2018 Kia Stonic will come with a choice of gasoline engines ranging from 1.0 to 1.4 liters in displacement. Moreover, the new Stonic will be offered with a 1.6-liter diesel option as well. But, KIA is yet to confirm any of this information. We might also see a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is able to produce up to 147-horsepower or a 175-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder motor, both of which are presented under the under the new Kona’s bonnet. In the KIA they come plus the six-speed automated and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmitting, respectively.
2018 KIA Stonic Price and Release Date
Official release date is yet to be determined, but we will get our first opportunity to see the new 2018 Kia Stonic in an individual at the is 2017 Frankfurt Automatic Display this Sept, where it is anticipated to create its huge first appearance. As for the costs, we will hopefully get some information at the Frankfurt display, but we expect the new 2018 Kia Stonic to be priced correspondingly to its position in the subcompact SUV class, where prices range from $20.000 – $25.000.
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