Kia Stonic 2018 Review; Small SUV For Urban Life
The B-SUV Kia Stonic 2018 is the protagonist of our test drive, a road test held in Amsterdam during which we tested the entire range of Stonic engines.
The setting, between colors with its light effects and super modern interiors, in a suggestive scenario like a beach with a local trend on the banks of a canal dock in Amsterdam, makes everything even more suggestive and fascinating. But in fact the new Kia gives new special effects (over time has accustomed us) launching in the segment of the B-Suv the unreleased Stonic, crossover guessed. It is not only the little sister of the Lucky Sportage: The new Stonic has technological qualities and style of high level to the point of arousing an annoying itch in the rivals of a segment only with its appearance in static preview and waiting for the Vernissage Officer at the Frankfurt Motor Show. We’ll see what the market will say, but Kia has been making all its choices on the European front lately. And it is not little
Kia Stonic 2018 Style
Emotions and style from superior SUV in a compact size, but with a high inclination to sportsmanship (low front, tapered side lines) and touches from fashion cars, those that know how to stand out. Merit of the style center created by Kia in Europe, where the cars of the Korean brand have taken that fascination that in the past (now remote) had a distant aspect from the tendencies of the old continent. The brand of… House is guaranteed by the classic Tiger Nose grill (Tiger nose), the choice of the third upright that crosses the roof enhances the choice of trendy bicolored solutions: with 5 different colors for the roof you can obtain 20 different combinations. It is a crossover, emphasize it in Kia… rightly and for various aptitudes, between measures, height from the ground, imposing muzzle and protections of the bodywork, then space, then sportsmanship. Everything in Stonic: S as speedy in front of Tonic, speed and vigor.
Despite the compact dimensions (only 415 cm in length), the new Kia Stonic is small externally but has large living spaces inside. The rational project has made the Korean crossover functional and equipped with large spaces, with a cockpit of 352 liters equipped with a double adjustable bottom to make it functional to a more flexible use.
European choices are not only about style, it is obvious. The driveability has been developed with a different suspension structure for comfort and for maximum active safety. The stability is used in every situation of the presence of the ESC (Electronic stability Control) and of the VSM (Vehicle stability Management) ready to intervene on the braking system for the best traction of the moment, on the trajectory and on the stability of the vehicle. The shell has been made with more than 50% of special high strength steels and the high stiffness adds precision on the road and noiseless in the gear. The contribution of the safety and driving assistance systems (ADAS developed by Kia Drive Wise) is high and grows unlike the versions. Other devices include the independent Emergency braking (AEB) with the pedestrian recognition function, the FCA (Forward Collision alert), the BSD (Blind Spot Detection) with the RCTA (Rear Cross Traffic alert) and the LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System). With the support of the integrated camera system, Stonic can also be equipped with the High Beam Assist (HBA) and the Driver attention Warning (DAW), which further increase the active safety level.
Comfortable and knowledgeable. On board there is quality and avant-garde technology. The integration between the smartphone and the system is guaranteed: in the infotainment system on board Apple CarPlay and Android cars are standard on the 7 “Floating radio (also available on the Navigation system). Among other amenities, we find heated seats, adaptive cruise control or electronic key, top quality car details explain to Kia.
Kia Stonic 2018 Engine; 100 Horsepower
Minimum weight, better efficiency: In this direction, inspired by the downsizing, was chosen and developed the range of engines dedicated to the Kia Stonic, between gasoline and diesel of the latest generation. The choice can be made between the three cylinders from 1.0 litres turbo GDI (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection) equipped with 120 horsepower and the four cylinders 1.4 MPi from 100 hp on the gasoline front, where is coming also an interesting proposal for the drivers with a Version 1.2 litre MPi depotentiated to 84 hp. On the diesel front, there is the 1.6-litre thruster with 110 hp available. All versions are coupled to the 6-speed mechanical gearbox, the traction is the front. Among the future developments in the automatic gearbox, while there is the possibility to see also and subsequently a four-wheel drive version.
Kia Stonic 2018 Price
Pending officiality is assumed between 16 and 22000 euros. For sure the 7-year warranty Kia, or 150,000 km.