It is a new car that measures 4.14 meters in length. For its height -1,52 meters- it is halfway between a tourism and a 4×4. Some alternatives are the Renault Captur , the Ford EcoSport , the Nissan Juke , the Suzuki Vitara or the Hyundai Kona .
Deliveries in Spain will begin in late September or early October 2017. The Stonic will only be available with front wheel drive because KIA has used the Rio platform to build it and it only exists with front-wheel drive. The Hyundai Kona, which can have full traction, is made with a different plater.
The driving position is higher than that of the KIA Rio . The driver’s hip is 46 mm higher in case the wheels are 17 inches (25 mm with those of 15). Access to the rear seats is simple because the roof does not fall just in that area and the gap that leaves the door is large, so do not bend too much trunk to enter or exit.
According to our measurements, in the rear seats there is 67 centimeters of knee space and 95 of free space to the roof. Therefore, it is a vehicle of intermediate amplitude between its rivals. The Nissan Juke is smaller (it has 64 centimeters for the legs and 89 of height in the later places), and Ford EcoSport has more space in these dimensions (74 and 99 centimeters respectively). The rear seat has no longitudinal adjustment, something that Renault Captur does. In the extension of the console there is a 12V power outlet for the rear passengers. In general the impression that has transmitted us the interior is of simplicity, since most of the plastics are hard and its appearance is not luxurious.
The trunk has 352 liters without a spare wheel, which is a normal volume compared to other SUVs of more or less similar size ( sorted by trunk volume, 4×4 offsets between 4.0 and 4.2 meters length). Spain will possibly arrive with that wheel and the capacity will be about 330 liters. The minimum measures of the trunk are 105 cm of width, 65 of depth and 51 of height. Elpiso can be placed at two heights; In its highest position is 11 cm from the bottom in case there is a spare wheel. The trunk is illuminated, has two hooks to hang bags and a drawer on the left side.
For the Stonic, Kia has planned a diesel engine and three gasoline. The Diesel has 1.6 liters of displacement and 110 horses; The petrol ones are a 1.0 liter (with three cylinders and turbocharger ) of 120 horses, a 1.2 liters and a 1.4. Of these engines, it is not yet known which will be available in Spain. The gearbox can be manual or automatic.
Neither is defined the exact equipment with which it will arrive in Spain. Yes we know you will have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto series as well as led lights. You can also carry heated seats and steering wheel. The equipment related to the assistance to the driving is abundant. It is prepared to have active speed programmer , pre-collision protection system with emergency braking and pedestrian recognition, detection of vehicles in the blind spot of exterior mirrors, cross traffic warning (useful to exit safely from Parking on battery), alert for inadvertent change of lane ,
There will be possibilities for personalization. For example the roof can be painted in five different colors to the rest of the body