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Get to know the upcoming Kia Stonic

Kia will be unveiling a completely new subcompact model later this month. It’ll be called the Stonic and, if you really have to know (and this is according to Kia), the name is a contraction of “style that is iconic.”  

It’s way too early to say that a new car has iconic style although it’s also safe to say that Kia has been hitting one styling homerun after another since Germany’s Peter Schreyer (from VW/Audi) took over as the Korean car brand’s chief designer in 2006. 

First unveiled in 2017 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Kia Stonic (like its Hyundai Kona platform twin) immediately impressed with its stylish and hip design. It’s won awards from prestigious bodies like iF Design and Red Dot Design Awards. This crossover was inspired by Schreyer’s European Design Language and exhibits straight lines, smooth surfaces, and a sleek roofline, providing owners a preview of what they would experience inside the vehicle.

These modern lines and edges complement Kia’s signature Tiger Nose Grille and the projector headlamps, flanked with the LED Daytime Running Lamps (EX variant only) in the front fascia and upscale-looking LED taillamps at the rear. The top-tier EX variant sports a two-tone color option. 

The Kia Stonic is fitted with a generously sized 8-inch touchscreen 6-speaker infotainment system compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Safety features include reverse parking sensors, Hill Start Assist, and Electronic Stability Control all available in the EX grade.

The Stonic is powered by a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with D-CVVT (Dual Continuous Variable Valve Timing) paired to a 5-speed manual transmission (LX MT) or a 6-speed automatic. The engine has two power outputs — 95ps for LX MT and 100ps for LX AT and EX AT.

Just like other members of the Kia Philippines’ line-up, the Kia Stonic will be offered with a five-year or 160,000-km warranty, as well as 24/7 Roadside Assistance FREE for five years. Roadside Assistance includes Emergency Towing, Personal Assistance, Minor Onsite Repair, Medical Assistance and Information Service for a secured, enjoyable and worry-free ownership.

The Kia Stonic’s retail prices are as follows: 

  • 1.4 LX 5-speed MT: P735,000
  • 1.4 LX 6-speed AT: P835,000
  • 1.4 EX 6-speed AT: P925,000

Those who will reserve their Kia Stonic until October 15 will get a pre-launch discount of P60,000 for the 1.4 LX MT and P50,000 for the 1.4 LX AT and 1.4 EX AT.

“We are excited to present to you the all-new 2021 Kia Stonic. It’s a vehicle for those looking for something hip and stylish yet likewise want to get the value-for-money proposition that this crossover offers,” says Manny Aligada, Kia Philippines’ President.

Call or visit any of the 34 Kia dealers nationwide or visit Kia’s website at https://www.kia.com/ph/main.htmlto know more about the upcoming Stonic.

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Manny de los Reyes
Manny de los Reyes has been covering the automotive and technology industries for over 25 years. He is a multiple award-winning journalist who has been writing for the Philippine Star for 20 years and has been its motoring editor since 2012.

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