Kia has officially unveiled its new Stonic SUV, which will sit beneath the Sportage and Sorento in the range.
The Korean automaker expects the Juke-sized B-segment SUV to become one of its best-selling models when it goes on sale in the UK before the end of the year and it is set to rival vehicles like the Nissan Juke, Renault Captur, as well as the new Hyundai Kona.
Kia promises this is its most customisable car to date with bevy of options, which include a two-tone paint finish from the 20 available combinations. There is also a choice of trendy colour packs for the cabin and the dashboard is fitted with Hyundai’s latest infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Car Play as standard.
The Stonic, which only comes with two-wheel drive, will get a choice of three petrol engines, all taken from the Rio. This includes the brand’s new turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder T-GDI that produces 89kW, while naturally aspirated 1.25-litre and 1.4-litre four-cylinder will also be available. There will be a single 1.6-litre four-cylinder diesel mill with a low emission count on offer too.
The Stonic will boast features such as, keyless entry, heated front seats, and automatic as well as a host of safety features. There is autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian recognition and a forward collision alert, rear-cross traffic alert system, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, high-beam assist and a driver attention alert will also be available.