The Compact Sportage: The New Kia Stonic Is Shown In Photos

Three years after entering the market, the Kia Stonic SUV has finally undergone a planned restyling, receiving engine range adjustments and new interior equipment.

Recently, Kia has been actively updating its line-up. For example, it recently introduced the 2021 Сarnival MPV and the Picanto hatchback. It is also preparing for the debut of its cheapest SUV called the Sonet. In this fuss, it might seem that the manufacturer has forgotten about the subcompact Kia Stonic, but this is not true.

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Despite the fact that the model entered the market only 3 years ago, the restyling has turned out to be very large-scale. However, it has affected mainly the technical component and equipment. The design of the 2021 Kia Stonic has remained the same, in general.

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The only thing that the manufacturer has modernized is headlights, which have now become LED ones. Two new body colors have been added to the palette – Azure Blue and Storm Grey. As an option, you can order a contrasting color roof and 16-inch wheels.

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The engine range of the SUV is supplemented by a mild hybrid powertrain, consisting of a 1.0-liter turbo petrol T-GDi and a 48-volt motor. A total output is 120 hp and 200 Nm. The engine is paired with a 7-speed DCT or 6-speed manual transmission. The transmission allows driving with the engine off at speeds up to 125 km/h, which reduces the average fuel consumption.

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The manufacturer has also significantly revised the equipment of the interior. Now, the compact Stonic is equipped with an 8-inch infotainment system, including GPS, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and UVO Connect. The latter includes up-to-date information about traffic, weather, fuel cost, nearest parking and much more. There is also a 4.2-inch digital cockpit.

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The list of driver assistance systems has also expanded. It now includes a collision avoidance system, pedestrian and cyclist recognition, lane-keeping assistance, advanced cruise control, and a speed limit system. Kia will begin accepting orders for the 2021 Stonic in the third quarter of this year.

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