Kiaâ€™s new B-segment crossover will be named â€˜Stonicâ€™. An eye-catching and confident compact crossover with true European design flair, the Stonic is inspired by the form and function of larger Kia SUVs.
The name â€˜Stonicâ€™ combines â€˜Speedyâ€™ and â€˜Tonicâ€™, which refers to the first and last note in the musical scale. Thus, â€˜Stonicâ€™ suggests that the vehicle is agile and offers something new and fresh in the compact SUV segment.
A sweeping roofline and uniquely designed roof rack add a sporty look to the vehicle. The unique tail lamp graphics amplify Stonicâ€™s young and futuristic appearance.
The car blends sharp horizontal feature lines with softer sculpted surfaces, and brings compact dimensions and a low centre of gravity to the class.
Â The European-designed cabin echoes the appearance of the exterior, with straight lines, smooth surfaces and geometric design forms. The Stonicâ€™s interior places technology and ergonomics at its heart, with smart packaging maximising space for all occupants, and a â€˜floatingâ€™ HMI (human-machine interface) seamlessly blending smartphone access with the carâ€™s many functions.
On sale in the second half of 2017, the Stonic will be the most customisable Kia ever, inside and out.