• Stonic is Kia’s first CUV (crossover utility vehicle)
• Priced from £16,295 to £20,495
• On sale from October 23
• Order books are now open here at GWR Kia
GWR Kia releases first details of the specifications and pricing for the all-new Stonic, the company’s first offering in Europe’s booming small CUV/SUV market. Stonic will go on sale on October 23 with order books now open at GWR Kia.
There will be five versions at launch, available at GWR Kia, based on two trim grades (‘2’ and ‘First Edition’) and three powertrains. All models have a six-speed manual gearbox and feature ISG – Kia’s intelligent engine stop/start system which prevents fuel from being wasted and CO2 from being pumped into the air when the car is stationary.
Pricing for the new Stonic, available at GWR Kia from October will start from £16,295 for the 1.4-litre petrol grade ‘2’, rising to £20,495 for the ‘First Edition’ 1.6 CRDi diesel.
Hugo Woodhead, Sales Manager from GWR Kia says: “We’re looking forward to welcoming the people of Brentford to GWR Kia and showing them the amazing colour options and features available for the Stonic. Our doors are always open for existing and new customers in West London”.
All versions are generously equipped with an extensive range of active safety features. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) are standard and all versions also have Hill-start Assist to prevent the car from rolling backwards when setting off on steep inclines. Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning Systems are also standard in the ‘First Edition’ and optional on grade ‘2’. The ‘First Edition’ also has Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross Traffic Alerts to prevent the car from being driven into the path of a vehicle approaching from an angle out of the driver’s eyesight.
The Stonic has a 7.0-inch display with a DAB radio and MP3 compatibility in grade ‘2’, and in the ‘First Edition’ this is upgraded to a 7.0-inch touchscreen navigation and infotainment system featuring Kia Connected Services – with TomTom, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration.
‘First Edition’ models have two-tone paintwork, with the roof, wing mirror casings and rear spoiler in either black, lime green, red or orange – depending on the choice of main body colour – with corresponding accents around the lower centre console and display screen areas.
Clear White, Blaze Red, Graphite and Midnight Black are options on grade ‘2’ with the standard paint colour is Sienna Brown, with a black roof on the ‘First Edition’ but it can also be ordered in Clear White, Blaze Red and Zest Yellow, all with a black roof; Midnight Black with a red roof; Graphite with a lime green roof; and Urban Grey and Satin Silver with an orange roof.