Kia announce details of the new Stonis crossover - VetCar

Kia announce details of the new Stonis crossover

Posted on: October 5th, 2017 by austinshinnors

The Kia Stonic will land in Irish showrooms from October 27th, the SUV inspired Kia Stonic is an important conquest model for Kia in a fast growing B-SUV segment. There will be four trim levels with a choice of three petrol engines and one diesel engine in Irish showrooms. Prices will range from €18,599 for Stonic K1 l 1.2 petrol model to the top of the range Stonic K4 model powered by the 1.0TDGi (petrol) at €24,599.

The K1 entry level spec includes the following equipment as standard: ISG, skid plate (front and rear), audio remote, Bluetooth, 3.5 cluster, 7 inch screen, 15 inch alloy, leather gear knob and handle, front armrest, spare wheel, privacy glass, rear USB, speed limiter, cruise control, centre console and rear USB and charger.

The Stonic K2 trim with a choice of 1.4 petrol or 1.6 diesel engines adds the following spec enhancements; 17 inch alloys ,roof rails ,auto light control, DRL LEDs, bi function protection lamps, electrically heated and folding wing mirrors, 3.5 super vision cluster, RPAS, manual ,A/C on top of the standard equipment.

The Stonic K3 model with the same engine choice also includes ADAS, LED rear lights , chrome belt line, two tone leather, heated front seats, 7 inch SAT NAV, DAB radio ,rear view camera and ECM interior mirror.

The top of the range K4 model with its 120 PS turbo gasoline engine comes fitted with Smart Key, metal pedals, blind spot detector, dual auto air con with rain sensor. All K3 and K4 models come with the option of two tone roof and interior trim personalisation.

“The Stonic will be an important conquest model for Kia in one of the newest and fastest-growing vehicle segments. In Ireland, the B-SUV segment is expected to grow by 100% in the next two years as demand for traditional B and C segment cars declines. We expect Stonic to become an extremely important part of our product mix here in Ireland and become as just as successful as our flagship Sportage and cee’d models.”, Commented James Brooks, Managing Director of Kia Motors Ireland.

“Kia has listened to customers all over Europe and our engineering and design teams have responded in creating the Kia Stonic, we believe the Stonic will be a stand out rival to other competitor models in the B-SUV segment.” added Mr. Brooks.

The Kia Stonic is one of the smartest cars in its class, with a range of technologies designed to enhance handling, safety, comfort, and convenience. The car’s intelligent packaging results in a spacious cabin and enables a high level of storage versatility.

Exterior design: An eye-catching look

The design is greatly influenced by a philosophy championed by Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer – “the simplicity of the straight line”. The result is one of the brand’s most striking cars to date, and it remains immediately recognisable as a Kia thanks to a series of signature design elements. Kia’s hallmark ‘tiger-nose’ grille has been modernised with a new three-dimensional chrome surround, while wide C-pillars echo existing Kia designs, from the brand’s city cars up to its full-sized SUVs. Like all Kia models, the Stonic’s body blends sharp horizontal feature lines with softer sculpted surfaces.


Ride and handling: Agile handling and a sporty ride for an exciting drive

The Stonic brings an exciting and confident dynamic character to the B-SUV segment, with ride and handling characteristics honed on a variety of European roads to match local preferences. The aim of the development team was to combine sporty and precise handling with straight-line stability and a smooth ride at higher speeds.

More than any other production Kia model to date, the company’s engineers have given greater priority to sporty, confidence-inspiring dynamics, with direct and immediate responses. The Stonic features new front and rear suspension setups which are unique to the car, resulting in a fun-to-drive character. Hydraulic rebound stoppers on the front axle absorb impacts more smoothly when driving over broken road surfaces, while also limiting ‘float’ over undulations at higher speeds.

Interior design: Combining style, technology and customisation option

The Stonic’s cabin echoes the appearance of the exterior, combining straight lines and smooth surfaces. The interior brings together sculpted shapes with geometric forms, and the surface of the dashboard itself is inspired by the clearly-defined lines of the Stonic’s exterior. The painted dashboard panel in front of the passenger seat bears the same ‘tiger-nose’ detail as the grille, while vents at the outer edges of the dashboard even echo the shape of the headlamps. 


Practicality and packaging: Smart packaging for a spacious, versatile cabin

Within its compact exterior dimensions, the Stonic’s smart packaging maximises interior space for all occupants. The cabin offers plenty of space for driver and passengers, with 1,070mm and 850mm legroom for front and rear passengers, 996mm and 975mm headroom, and generous shoulder room of 1,375mm and 1,355mm, respectively. In addition, the D-cut steering wheel and raised, flat base of the dashboard creates generous knee room for front passengers. The 45-litre fuel tank is located beneath the rear bench to provide rear passengers with ample legroom and a low seating position.

Technology: Advanced smartphone connectivity and a range of in-car features

The Stonic incorporates a range of intuitive technologies to enhance comfort and convenience for all occupants. One of the most modern, high-tech cars in its class, Kia’s new B-SUV has an infotainment system that seamlessly blends smartphone functionality with the control of key vehicle functions.

The large 7.0-inch touchscreen at the centre of dashboard provides the control panel for the Stonic. The system is sold as standard with Apple CarPlay™ (for iPhone 5 or newer) and Android Auto™ (for Android 5.0 Lollipop or newer), offering full access to smartphone functionality. The systems allow users to access navigation via Apple Maps or Google Maps, use apps on-the-go, and stream music. Drivers can control the systems with Siri voice control or with ‘OK Google’ voice commands. There are pinch-and-swipe and voice controls, and optional navigation and DAB digital radio. A USB port in the front of the cabin enables users to physically connect and charge a mobile device. A USB port is also fitted in the rear when buyers specify the optional console armrest.

Safety: Strong, lightweight body with new driver-assistive technologies

The Stonic is built on a strong, lightweight platform and bodyshell for maximum passive safety. A high proportion of the new B-SUV’s bodyshell is made up of Advanced High Strength Steel, and features 98 metres of structural adhesive welding to further enhance stiffness and safety. The body’s energy flow paths are designed to effectively dissipate energy during a collision, around, above and under the passenger compartment. The Stonic is also fitted with six airbags as standard (driver, passenger, side and curtain), as well as ISOFIX child-seat anchor points in the rear cabin.

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Media contacts:


Aidan Doyle, Kia Motors Ireland

Tel: 087 924 0750



Gillian Neely, Kia Motors Ireland

Tel: 087 359 3637




Kia Stonic Pricelist:



  • Stonic K1 model 1.2 petrol €18,599
  • Stonic K2 model available in 1.4 petrol €21,099
  • Stonic K3 model available in 1.4 petrol €22,599
  • Stonic K4 model with 1.0TDGi (petrol) €24,599


  • Stonic K2 1.6 D €23,099
  • Stonic K3 1.6 D €24,599



Body and chassis

Five-door, five-seater compact crossover, with all-steel unitary construction bodyshell. Choice of diesel and gasoline three- and four-cylinder engines, driving the front wheels via five- or six-speed manual transmission



1.0-litre / 120 ps T-GDI gasoline

Type                            Three-cylinder in-line, turbocharged

Capacity                      1.0-litres, 998 cc

Bore and stroke                      71.0 x 84.0 mm

Compression ratio       10.0:1

Max power                  120 ps (88 kW) @ 6,000 rpm

Max torque                  172 Nm (127 lb ft) @ 1,500~4,000 rpm

Valves                         12 (four per cylinder)

Fuel system                Direct injection

Emissions class                      Euro Stage 6b


1.25-litre / 84 ps MPI gasoline

Type                            Four-cylinder in-line, naturally-aspirated

Capacity                      1.25-litres, 1,248 cc

Bore and stroke                      71.0 x 78.8 mm

Compression ratio       10.5:1

Max power                  84 ps (62 kW) @ 6,000 rpm

Max torque                  122 Nm (90 lb ft) @ 4,000 rpm

Valves                         16 (four per cylinder)

Fuel system                Multi-point injection

Emissions class                      Euro Stage 6b


1.4-litre / 100 ps MPI gasoline

Type                            Four-cylinder in-line, naturally-aspirated

Capacity                      1.4-litres, 1,368 cc

Bore and stroke                      72.0 x 84.0 mm

Compression ratio       10.5:1

Max power                  100 ps (74 kW) @ 6,000 rpm

Max torque                  133 Nm (98 lb ft) @ 4,000 rpm

Valves                         16 (four per cylinder)

Fuel system                Multi-point injection

Emissions class                      Euro Stage 6b



1.6-litre / 110 ps CRDi diesel

Type                            Four-cylinder in-line, turbocharged

Capacity                      1.6-litres, 1,582 cc

Bore and stroke                      77.2 x 84.5

Compression ratio       16.0:1

Max power                  110 ps (81 kW) @ 4,000 rpm

Max torque                  260 Nm (192 lb ft) @ 1,500~2,750 rpm

Valves                         16 (four per cylinder)

Fuel system                Common-rail direct injection

Emissions class                      Euro Stage 6b


Five-speed manual transmission

Six-speed manual transmission


                                    1.0 T-GDI        1.25 MPI         1.4 MPI          

Manual                                    6sp                  5sp                  6sp


                                    1.6 CRDi

Manual                                    6sp

Gear ratios

                                    1.0 T-GDI        1.25 MPI         1.4 MPI                       1.6 CRDi

1                                  3.615               3.909               3.769               3.636 / 3.615*

2                                  1.955               2.167               2.045               1.962

3                                  1.286               1.346               1.370               1.257

4                                  0.971               1.065               1.036               0.905

5                                  0.794               0.861               0.839               0.702

6                                  0.667               —                    0.703               0.596

Reverse                      3.700               3.636               3.700               3.583

Final drive                   4.400 / 4.563*  4.438               4.400 / 4.563*  3.941 / 4.188*

*15- / 17-inch wheels


Front-wheel drive (all models)

Suspension and damping

Front                                Fully-independent by subframe-mounted MacPherson struts, coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar

Rear                                Semi-independent by CTBA (coupled torsion beam axle), coil springs and gas-filled shock absorbers, with anti-roll stabiliser bar



Type                                Electric motor-driven rack-and-pinion power steering

Steering ratio                   14.1:1

Turns (lock-to-lock)        2.52

Turning circle                  10.4 metres

Wheels and tyres

Standard                         Steel 15-inch, 185/65 R15 tyres

Optional                       Alloy 15-inch, 185/65 R15 tyres

                                    Alloy 17-inch, 205/55 R17 tyres

Spare                          Tyre mobility kit or optional temporary spare wheel


Front                            280 mm, ventilated disc

Rear                            262 mm, solid disc

Dimensions (mm)


Overall length              4,140               Overall width*             1,760

Overall height              1,500 / 1,520**            Wheelbase                  2,580

Front overhang                       830                  Rear overhang                        730

Ground clearance       165 / 183***

*excluding door mirrors

**including roof rails, 15- / 17-inch wheels

***15- / 17-inch wheels


                                    1st row             2nd row

Head room                  996                  975

Leg room                     1,070               850

Shoulder room                        1,375               1,355

Hip room                     1,344               1,330


Fuel tank                     45 litres

Luggage (VDA)                       352 litres

                                    1,155 litres (rear seats folded)

Weights (kg)

                                    1.0 T-GDI        1.25 MPI         1.4 MPI                       1.6 CRDi

Curb weight                 1,185               1,145               1,160               1,255

Gross weight               1,640               1,600               1,610               1,700

Tow load, braked        1,110               910                  1,000               1,110

Tow load, unbraked    450                  450                  450                  450



                                    1.0 T-GDI        1.25 MPI         1.4 MPI                       1.6 CRDi

Top speed (kph)          184                  165                  172                  175

Acceleration, 0-100 kph          10.3                 13.2                 12.6                 11.3


Fuel efficiency and emissions – NEDC

Economy (L/100km)   1.0 T-GDI        1.25 MPI         1.4 MPI                       1.6 CRDi

15-inch wheels

-       Combined             5.0                   5.2                   5.5                   4.2

-       Urban                    6.0                   6.4                   7.0                   4.9      

-       Extra-urban                       4.5                   4.6                   4.6                   3.8

17-inch wheels

-       Combined             5.0                   —                    5.5                   4.2

-       Urban                    6.0                   —                    7.0                   4.9

-       Extra-urban                       4.5                   —                    4.6                   3.8

CO2 (g/km), combined           1.0 T-GDI        1.25 MPI         1.4 MPI                       1.6 CRDi 

15-inch wheels                        115                  118                  125                  109

17-inch wheels                        115                  —                    125                  109


  Gillian Neely  PR & Events executive
Kia Motors Ireland
Unit A8 Calmount Park, Calmount Road , Dublin 12
T: +35314297051       M: +353 873593637      


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