Kia Mo­tors Ire­land launches the all new Stonic

The Corkman - - MOTORING IN 2018 -

• Com­bines ag­ile han­dling and a sporty ride for an ex­cit­ing drive

• Cabin com­bines style, technology and cus­tomi­sa­tion op­tions

• Smart pack­ag­ing for a spa­cious, ver­sa­tile cabin Strong, light­weight body with new drivertech­nolo­gies Four trim lev­els with four en­gine types (three petrol and one diesel) Prices start­ing at €18,599

THE Kia Stonic is in Ir­ish show­rooms, 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.

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.

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