Kia’s new Stonic is a complete SUV that is more colourful and brighter than its previous model. ‘GT-Line’ variants of the Stonic are available to customers for the first time. 2021 Stonic now features a new ‘Smartstream’ 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol powertrains, with cutting-edge innovations that deliver better performance, including Kia’s new 48-volt mild-hybrid ‘EcoDynamics+’ technology. It is available with the company’s new ‘clutch-by-wire’ intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) or polished seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission (7DCT). The new Stonic phase UVO is connected with the telematics system. It has an 8-inch touch screen infotainment system, connected well with the navigation system as standard on ‘GT-Line. Customers continue to navigate to the final destination with the ‘Last Mile Navigation’ feature even after they have parked up and left their vehicle behind. The feature is helpful for the navigation anywhere where car parking is often some distance away from shops, cafés, malls, etc.

 

New Kia has powertrains, smart stream the ‘EcoDynamics+’ mild-hybrid powertrain

The Stonic is new petrol Mild-Hybrid Electric Vehicle (MHEV) that is EcoDynamics along with powertrain. The vehicle delivers enhanced efficiency with a 118bhp 1.0-litre T-GDi (Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection) The Smartstream’ engine with a 48-volt MHEV system delivers better output. The 48-volt lithium-ion battery pack combines with the engine’s torque output with electric power and can extend engine ‘off time’ with a new Mild Hybrid Starter Generator (MHSG) unit. The engine’s crankshaft is joined to MHSG by a belt and switches seamlessly between ‘motor’ and ‘generator’ modes. To help reduce the load on the engine under acceleration in ‘motor’ mode, the MHSG provides electric power assistance. The MHSG can switch to ‘generator’ mode in certain conditions, recuperating energy from the crankshaft to recharge the battery as the vehicle decelerates. The new Stonic has equipped with Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology which is much better than the earlier model. The CVVD increases the driving efficiency in all driving modes.

 

New colour combinations for the pride customers.

 The exterior of the model is now available with new colours- Storm Grey and Azure Blue. The roof is now available in a Zest Yellow, Midnight Black colour. Many customers of Stonic go for the two-tone roof and around 33% of European specifies the stand-out option. The new Stonic has LED headlamps on ‘GT-Line’. The inside of the vehicle there also has a higher-resolution 4.2-inch digital display in the instrument cluster which is helpful for the driver.

 

The model ‘2’ 1.0 T-GDi 99bhp 6-speed manual ISG is available at £18,195, that has power (BPH) 99 and delivers at the maximum speed of 115. The cost of the ‘2’ 1.0 T-GDi 99bhp 7-speed DCT ISG model is £19,195, has a maximum speed of 108. The ‘GT-Line’ 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 48V 6-speed iMT ISG is available at £20,745. The cost of ‘GT-Line’ 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 48V 7-speed DCT ISG is £21,745. There are many other models present for the customers. The Stonic provides class-leading warranty of seven-year/100,000-mile. 

Stonic Prices and specifications

ModelPrice £Power bhpTorque

Nm

0-60 secMax speed mphComb. mpgCO2 g/km
‘2’ 1.0 T-GDi 99bhp 6-speed manual ISG£18,1959917210.711549.6129
‘2’ 1.0 T-GDi 99bhp 7-speed DCT ISG£19,1959917211.710849.6130
‘GT-Line’ 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 48V 6-speed iMT ISG£20,74511817210.4115TBCTBC
‘GT-Line’ 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 48V 7-speed DCT ISG£21,74511820010.4115TBCTBC
‘Connect’ 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 48V 6-speed iMT ISG£21,19511817210.411551.4125
‘Connect’ 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 48V 7-speed DCT ISG£22,19511820010.411549.6129
‘GT-Line S’ 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 48V 6-speed iMT ISG£22,24511817210.4115TBCTBC
‘GT-Line S’ 1.0 T-GDi 118bhp 48V 7-speed DCT ISG£23,24511820010.411
Navdeep Nandre

Navdeep Nandre

Curious and creative as a person, I have done masters in Mass Communication from Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism. Started my professional career as a Journalist and have covered Health, Education, Real Estate, StartUps, Auto Sectors, etc. Also tried my hands with the PR sector and have worked with some of the renowned PR agencies of India. Favourite Car: Volvo S90 Quote: Strength is life and weakness is death

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