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Value for Money Crossover By KIA

Value for Money Crossover By KIA, the Korean car giant, Kia is prepping to spearhead in the Indian market with some of its popular models, Kia Stonic, which is already on sale in some European markets, is likely to be a part of Kia’s product portfolio, in India. The Kia Stonic is a subcompact crossover SUV manufactured by Kia Motors. Its name is derived from the words “speedy” and “tonic” The Stonic debuted in Frankfurt on June 20, 2017 and in South Korea on July 13, 2017, and was released in the fourth quarter of 2017, it shares platform with fourth Generation Kia Rio

while officially debuting in India, Kia Motors organized multiple roadshows and the Stonic was part of the showcase fleet along with other vehicles. It has been displayed at the 2020 Auto Expo in Greater Noida, In the international markets, the Stonic competes against Toyota C-HR and Nissan Juke, it has plenty of common features like Hyundai Kona

Due to COVID-19 Led delay in launch of KIA Sonet, now KIA Stonic shall be launched sometimes by first half of 2021

  • Model: KIA Stonic
  • Price: 09 Lacs
  • Launch Date: Sometime in 2021
  • Engine: it is offered in 04 engine options:
  • 1.0 Liter turbocharged three cylinder engine
  • 1.2 liter four cylinder engine
  • 1.4 liter four cylinder engine
  • 1.6 liter CRDI Four cylinder Diesel engine

Drive type: Front wheel drive

Stonic is created for the younger audience with the slogan “For those who can’t get enough from life” in mind. It’s a easy to drive full of features, small car that is perfect for city driving and is backed up by a 7 year warranty from Kia. Personalization is a key factor in the Stonic’s development, thus it will be offered with 20 different two-tone color combinations, including five different roof colors.

Design:

It sports a muscular bonnet with Kia’s trademark ‘tiger nose’ grille, flanked by angular headlights featuring LED DRLs. What make it look smarter are its swooping roofline, large alloys and muscular wheel arches. Kia believes design will be a key differentiator for the brand, enabling its models to appeal to a different set of customers – which could work well for the Stonic.

Size-wise, the Stonic is not a whole lot bigger than the compact SUVs we’re used to. Sure, at 4,140mm in length, it is longer than all of them, and has a bigger wheelbase (2,580mm), but is narrower than both the Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon, and at 1,520mm, it’s only about as tall as a Maruti Baleno. Boot space is pegged at 352 litres. To give you some perspective, the Nexon has a 350-litre boot, while the EcoSport has a 341-litre boot.

Offroad

While not particularly made for offroad , it has a good ground clearance and will help you get out of most situations without damaging the bottom of the car. It’s downsize is the lack of 4×4.

Internal features:

  • Front and centre cabin lights
  • Passenger front seatback pockets
  • Overhead console lamp
  • Luggage area parcel shelf
  • Dash illumination dimmer switch
  • ISOFIX top tethers and lower anchor points
  • Height adjustable headrests
  • Leather trimmed gearshift
  • Driver/passenger sunvisors and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Glovebox illumination
  • Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel
  • Silver interior door handles
  • Centre console storage box/armrest
  • 12V power point front
  • Overhead console with sunglasses holder
  • 60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats

Exterior features:

  • High gloss black and satin radiator grille
  • Rear combination lights
  • Electric adjustable LED indicators lights
  • Bi-function projection headlights with static bending
  • Aero blade type windshield wipers
  • Black door garnish
  • Rear fog lights
  • Matt black lower mirror housing
  • Rear skid plate – silver
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Follow me home headlights
  • Black wheel arch extensions
  • Day/night rear view mirror

Entertainment

  • USB and aux connection in front
  • Rear USB port
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • Steering wheel mounted controls
  • 6 speakers

Safety:

  • Electronic Stability Control + Brake Assist System + Vehicle Stability Management + Hill-start Assist Control
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • 3 point front seat belts
  • 3×3 point rear seat-belts
  • Front seat-belt pretensioners + load limiters
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Automatic unlocking of doors in case of impact
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Seatbelt warning
  • Traction control

Plastic quality is also just about acceptable but, on the upside, most of the cabin feels sturdy and you do get some soft-touch plastic on the centre of the dashboard.The faux-leather seats on top-spec cars are soft at least and look quite smart with their contrasting stitching. However, their small bolsters don’t hold you in place in tight corners particularly well and there’s no electric adjustment. Instead, you have to yank a lever so finding your ideal driving position isn’t that easy.

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