The 2018 Kia Stonic is an urban SUV with sculpted lines and a cockpit with a modern look. It will go on sale in October 2017. Indicative prices between 16,000 and 22,000 euro.
Today in Amsterdam is planned the presentation of the new 2018 Kia Stonic the small SUV of the Korean house that will compete with cars already established as Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008. A few hours from the event have leaked on the web some images of the new “Suvettina” that reveal its appearance. From what we see the body shapes are less elaborate than those of Hyundai Kona, presented a few days ago, that with Stojnic will share most of the mechanical components not visible, such as flatbed, engines, gearboxes, and electronics. But we’ll know more soon, when the Kia Stojnic, which should be on sale around October-November 2017, will be announced.
Here is the 2018 Kia Stonic, compact and muscular crossover
Dutch debut-just unveiled in Amsterdam, the 2018 Kia Stonic is an urban crossover with captivating and dynamic lines: bonnet with three-dimensional effect flanked furrowed by deep ribs, thick rear riser and a lot of inclined rear window. The design is original while retaining the now classic “Tiger-nose” grille that distinguishes the latest models of the Kia. The house did not provide the size of the car, whose length is still around 415 cm. To highlight the dynamism it provides the name: a mix of “speedy” (in English, fast) and “tonic” (vigorous). A close relative of the Hyundai Kona, this sculpted and muscular crossover will see it with competitors such as Fiat 500x, Peugeot 2008 and Futura seat Arona.
Customizable-the cockpit proposes a modern and sophisticated line for the console and the central controls, with an appealing touchscreen “tablet format” mounted in the center of the bridge, above the controls of the air conditioning (Apple CarPlay and Android cars are standard). The luggage compartment, with a capacity of 352 liters, has a double adjustable bottom that increases the flexibility of use. The 2018 Kia Stonic is easy to customize: The range includes a total of 20 combinations, with five colors for the roof.
Safety-the structure is based on a shell made up of more than 50% with special high-strength steels, whose high stiffness is at the base (ensures the house) of a precise road behavior and a great quietness. The electronics intervene on the braking system to optimize the traction and maintain the trajectory. In the most sophisticated versions, the 2018 Kia Stonic features guidance and automatic braking assistance systems.
2018 Kia Stonic Price and Release Date
Four engines-the range of petrol engines consists of the 1.0 turbo from 120 hp, 1.4 with 100 and 1.2 by 84 horsepower, dedicated in particular to drivers. To which a diesel is added, the 1.6 from 110 hp. All versions are front-wheel drive with the six-speed mechanical gearbox. The 2018 Kia Stonic will be exhibited at the Frankfurt Motor Show (12-24 September 2017); Bookable Online from July 2017, will be placed on sale in October, with indicative prices from 16,000 to 22,000 euro. As with other models of the Korean House, long warranty: 7 years or 150,000 km.
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