The Kia Stonic compact crossover debuted back in July 2017, now after 3 years, the vehicle has received a facelift with slight visual enhancements, improved safety, and new powertrain options.
The Stonic facelift gets a replacement EcoDynamics+ mild-hybrid petrol powertrain, pairing a replacement Smartstream 1.0 liter T-GDI direct-injection turbo petrol engine with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system comprised of a lithium-ion polymer battery and a mild-hybrid starter-generator (MHSG) unit. The transmission choices include a 7-speed dual-clutch and Kia’s new iMT clutch-by-wire system.
Plus the 2021 Stonic is additionally offered with a choice of burning Smartstream engines, including the 100 hp 1.0-liter T-GDI turbo petrol unit, and therefore the 83 hp 1.2 liters naturally aspirated engine paired to either a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT.
Interior of KIA:
Inside, the new Kia Stonic gets an 8-inch touchscreen as standard, with Bluetooth & Apple CarPlay & Android Auto support while offering display audio or optional satellite navigation betting on specification; the motive force gets a 4.2-inch display within the instrument cluster.
Kia’s ‘Phase 2’ UVO Connect telematics system offers services including live traffic information, weather forecasts, points of interest (POIs), fuel prices, and details of potential on- and off-street parking like pricing, location, and availability. in keeping with Kia, the telematics services may be accessed via voice command, and cloud-based real-time and historic traffic data enables more accurate prediction of time-efficient routes.
In terms of safety, the available advanced driving assistance systems suite includes forward collision-avoidance assist with pedestrian, vehicle and cyclist recognition, lane-keeping assist, driver attention warning, blind-spot collision warning, and blind-spot collision avoidance assist, intelligent ordinance warning, the smart controller (SCC) and lane following assist (LFA), additionally to rear cross-traffic collision avoidance assist still as front and rear parking sensors. Once parked, the Stonic also includes a new rear occupant alert system to confirm no passenger or pet is accidentally left behind. Passive safety features within the Stonic include 6 airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchor points.
Range of colors:
The 2021 Kia Stonic will last sale towards the third quarter of this year and can be available in two new exterior colors – Perennial Grey and Sporty Blue making up a complete of 9 paint finishes. The revised range of colors for the crossover’s body and roof offers up to twenty contrasting paint combinations, with 33% of all European customers choosing the two-tone finish, says Kia.