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Upcoming Kia Stonic Shown In Official Sketches

Upcoming Kia Stonic Shown In Official Sketches

Crossover all the things. At least that seems to be the running strategy at most automakers as buyer preferences shift to crossovers and SUVs. In this case, Kia is showing off its upcoming Stonic crossover in some official sketches it released in South Korea.

The Stonic is slated to be the brand’s competitor to the Nissan Juke (Kicks?) and Kia Soul. That said, what we have here is a sub-compact crossover with stylish angles and a generally muscular appearance. The youthful appearance is almost a prerequisite of success for this particular market segment.

Kia will leverage the upcoming Hyundai Kona as a basis for the Stonic, which provides further assurance of its sub-compact dimensions. Likewise, the Stonic is slated to share 1.4-liter and possibly 1.6-liter four-cylinders with the Kona as well.

Thus far Kia has not shown any photos or sketches of the interior. Kia did say regarding the interior, “European-designed cabin [that] echoes the appearance of the exterior, with straight lines, smooth surfaces and geometric design forms”.

Expect to see the official reveal of the Kia Stonic later this year.





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. carnut
    It will most likely have a better body to greenhouse proportion than that drawing but I still like it. Chevy is probably in anxiety mode over the name too because it is so close to Sonic.
    arutherford
    Wonder how Chevy is allowing that name...
    2b2
    pronounced STONE-ik as in STONER, right?

    ...The Stonic is slated to be the brand's competitor to the Nissan Juke (Kicks?) and Kia Soul. That said, what we have here is a sub-compact crossover with stylish angles and a generally muscular appearance...


    I thought to compete with the JOKE™ & Soul, it'd hafta be a funky BOX
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