The SUV inspired Kia Stonic is an important model for Kia to engage new customers in a fast growing B-SUV segment.
There will be four trim levels with a choice of three petrol engines and one diesel engine in Irish showrooms. Prices will range from €18,599 for the Stonic K1 1.2 petrol model to the top of the range Stonic K4 model powered by the 1.0TDGi (petrol ) at €24,599.
The K1 entry level spec includes the following equipment as standard: ISG, skid plate (front and rear ), audio remote, Bluetooth, 3.5 cluster, seven-inch screen, 15-inch alloy, leather gear knob and handle, front armrest, spare wheel, privacy glass, rear USB, speed limiter, cruise control, centre console and rear USB and charger.
The Stonic K2 trim with a choice of 1.4 petrol or 1.6 diesel engines adds the following spec enhancements: 17 inch alloys, roof rails, auto light control, DRL LEDs, bi function protection lamps, electrically heated and folding wing mirrors, 3.5 super vision cluster, RPAS, and A/C on top of the standard equipment.
Skipping to the top of the range K4 model, its 120 PS turbo gasoline engine comes fitted with Smart Key, metal pedals, blind spot detector, and dual auto air conditioning with rain sensor. All K3 and K4 models come with the option of two tone roof and interior trim personalisation.
“The Stonic will be an important conquest model for Kia in one of the newest and fastest-growing vehicle segments. In Ireland, the B-SUV segment is expected to grow by 100 per cent in the next two years as demand for traditional B and C segment cars declines. We expect Stonic to become an extremely important part of our product mix here in Ireland and become as just as successful as our flagship Sportage and cee’d models,” said James Brooks, managing director of Kia Motors Ireland.
“Kia has listened to customers all over Europe and our engineering and design teams have responded in creating the Kia Stonic, we believe the Stonic will be a stand out rival to other competitor models in the B-SUV segment.”
The Kia Stonic is one of the smartest cars in its class, with a range of technologies designed to enhance handling, safety, comfort, and convenience. The car’s intelligent packaging results in a spacious and versatile cabin and enables a high level of storage versatility. You experience agile handling and a sporty ride in a cabin that combines style, technology and customisation options. It offers advanced smartphone connectivity and a range of in-car features.