As we know, the Kia and Hyundai Company have been working on compact crossovers. However, expected crossover from Hyundai doesn’t have a name yet, but on the other hand, the model that we are going to present you today has. The word is about the recently developed 2018 Kia Stonic. There are some rendering pictures over the Internet, but it’s clearly that this small-SUV is nothing similar to that car, but besides those photos, we also received the spy shots. On the spy photos, the Sotnic is heavily camouflaged, but despite that fact, we are going to present you this model as best as we can. If you look better, you can notice that this vehicle will be heavily influenced by the new Rio supermini. In any case, we welcome the brave effort to develop a completely new vehicle.
2018 Kia Stonic Exterior design
As we already wrote, we’ve received some spy shots from the winter testing, and at those photos, the Stonic have a lot of camo. This is, however, reasonable because the vehicle is in the early stage of development. Of course, we have some rumors and speculations, but nothing serious at this point. When we look at the pictures, we can see only one uncovered thing, and that are wheels. This model will provide aluminum wheels with an 8-double spoke design. According to some rumors, its size will be 17 inches. When it comes to some other details from the outside, we can see the rear three-quarter windows as well as the similar shape of the C-pillars that we used to see in the 2017 Rio supermini. Everything else from the outside is camouflaged, and we can just assume how the grille, the bumper and the rear side of the vehicle will look like.
Kia Stonic 2018 Interior design
We can at least see the exterior design. When it comes to the new 2018 Kia Stonic interior, there are no photos for now, and we also don’t have too much information. According to some rumors, this model will provide a lot of high-tech features, but at this point, we don’t have an exact list. We can however certainly expect dual zone climate control, very good audio and infotainment system, adaptive cruise control, very good safety features, and also so many options for connectivity.
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Engine and Performance
Beneath the hood, the forthcoming model will be powered by a 1.0 T-GDI and a 1.4 CRDi engines. The turbocharged three-cylinder 1.0-liter gasoline will have a capability of producing up to 100 and 120 horsepower, and both versions will deliver 126 lb.-ft. of torque. The second engine will have a max power output of one 76 horsepower and 89 horsepower. Also, in both variants, we can expect 177 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engines will be available with the front wheel drive, while the optional drive type will be all wheel drive of course. Also, we can expect both manual and automatic transmission options.
Price and Release date
The release date of the new Kia Stonic 2018 will be most likely at the beginning of next year. However, we can expect it this year at the Frankfurt Motor Show. When it comes to prices, we don’t have official information about the prices, but as soon as Company announces, we will update this review and let you know.
2018 Kia Stonic spy shots