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Kia teases its most customisable Stonic



Kia has teased its new B-segment crossover, which will be named ‘Stonic’. The eye-catching and confident compact crossover with true European design flair, according to the firm, was inspired by the form and function of larger Kia SUVs.

The automaker said the name ‘Stonic’ combines ‘Speedy’ and ‘Tonic’, which refers to the first and last note in the musical scale, 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 the car’s young and futuristic appearance.


Stonic also blends sharp horizontal feature lines with softer sculpted surfaces, and brings compact dimensions and a low centre of gravity to the class, Kia said on Wednesday in a release.

It stated that the European-designed cabin echoes the appearance of the exterior, with straight lines, smooth surfaces and geometric design forms.

The Stonic’s interior places technology and ergonomics at its heart, with smart packaging maximising space for all occupants, and a ‘floating’ HMI (human-machine interface) seamlessly blending smartphone access with the car’s many functions.

On sale in the second half of 2017, the Stonic would be the most customisable Kia ever, inside and out, Kia added

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