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Kia Stonic: a compact SUV to really fight on the market

Based on the Kia Rio platform, it will compete with EcoSport and Captur in Europe

 

Kia introduced the Stonic in Europe, its bet for the effervescent segment of compact SUVs. Based on the Kia Rio hatch platform, which will arrive in Brazil until next year, it will have competitors like Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur, Ford EcoSport and Jeep Renegade.

Of more realistic design and in line with the one of other cars of the mark, the Kia Stonic does not abandon the characteristic “nose of tiger” grill of the cars of the mark.Kia introduced the Stonic in Europe, its bet for the effervescent segment of compact SUVs. Based on the Kia Rio hatch platform, which will arrive in Brazil until next year, it will have competitors like Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur, Ford EcoSport and Jeep Renegade.

Of more realistic design and in line with the one of other cars of the mark, the Stonic Kia does not abandon the characteristic “nose of tiger” grill of the cars of the mark.

The size is the same as the eccentric Hyundai Kona, presented last week but which, according to Kia, is based on the older platform. Compared to Rio, the Stonic is 4.3 cm taller and uses 17-inch wheels.

The look promises hints of boldness, with two-tone paint that would allow up to 20 combinations. On the inside, the details are vivid and customizable. The internal lines are clean and highlight the multimedia center with 7 “screen and Android Auto and Apple Car Play, which is standard on all versions.

It tells Kia that there are two steering and suspension configurations: one specific for Europe and another for South Korea, where it will be manufactured. For other markets the South Korean manufacturer has the KX3 – which will even be manufactured in Mexico, from where it should be exported to Brazil.

There will be four engine options. The main one is the 1.0 3 cil. T-GDI (turbocharged and direct injection) with 118 horsepower, which will be available with six-speed manual transmission and later with an automated dual clutch and seven gears.

Two other gasoline engines, however aspirated, will be 1.25 of 84 hp and 1.4 of 100 hp, both with manual gearbox. A 1.6-hp 110 hp will be the only diesel option.

Among the safety systems will be autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian recognition, frontal collision warning, blind spot detection with rear cross traffic alert and warning system for alert on roads. The initial price is estimated at £ 15,000 for the UK. Sales are expected to start in August.

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