OUR EYE-CATCHING COMPACT CROSSOVER
The Kia Stonic is a crossover full of fun and substance too. Its sharp horizontal lines contrast with smooth design, refusing to blend into the background with its distinctive look. Its enthusiastic drive and enhanced responsiveness propel you with excitement into your journey. Additional comfort and innovative features like the 8" touchscreen navigation with telematics, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist take the stress out of everyday life.
The New Stonic comes is in these specifications - the '2', 'GT-Line', 'Connect' and 'GT-Line S'.
Mild Hybrid Powertrain
Powerful and dynamic, this engine really takes you places. The fun in this unique urban crossover carries on with the 1.0 T-GDI 118 bhp 7-speed dual clutch transmission or manual engine.Thanks to the advanced Mild Hybrid powertrain, fuel efficiency is even greater with all the same dynamism (available on 'GT-Line' upwards).
The 'GT-Line S' specification includes:
- 17" GT Line Alloy Wheels
- 8" Touchscreen Navigation with Telematics
- Two-tone Paint with Contrasting Roof Colour
- Heated Front Seats and Steering Wheel
- Smart Cruise Control (DCT Only)
- Smart Key with Engine Start/Stop
- LED Rear Combination Lamps
- Front Parking Sensors
- Blind Sport Collision Warning
- GT-Line Black Cloth and Faux Leather upholstery
The new Kia Stonic features an advanced mild hybrid powertrain, giving you low-emission everyday driving. By pairing the new 1 litre turbo charged petrol engine with a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, it can reduce fuel consumption levels. What’s more, the integrated ‘e-system’ recovers kinetic energy during deceleration phases to provide torque assistance when accelerating. Available as a Mild Hybrid in all specifications except the '2', it is available in automatic transmission in 'Connect' and GT-Line S spec.
WHAT IS A MILD HYBRID (MHEV)?
A Mild Hybrid car is very similar to a Self-Charging Hybrid car, but with a smaller battery. So it can’t drive on battery power alone. The battery is there to help the petrol or diesel engine perform more economically.
Because the electric motor can assist with the acceleration there is less strain on the engine. It also allows the engine to switch off more regularly – when coasting for example. This means lower emissions and cleaner air for everybody.
REDUCED RUNNING COSTS
Using less fuel is not only good for the environment it’s also good for your finances! Improved fuel economy means less money spent on fuel, and less time wasted at the pumps. The lower emissions also mean a reduced VED rate and lower BIK tax.
LOWER COSTS WITHOUT CHANGING HOW YOU USE YOUR CAR
Not quite ready to switch to a plug-in vehicle, or don’t have the option of a home charge point? Then a hybrid car might be for you. It doesn’t require you to do anything different than you would do in a conventional car. Clever electronics take care of how the energy is recovered and used. All you have to worry about is keeping it topped up with fuel.
The assistance from the electric motor means the engine doesn’t have to work as hard and that makes for a quieter journey. The added torque also means effortless acceleration for a more relaxing driving experience.
LOWER INITIAL COST
While a mild hybrid doesn’t offer the same level of benefits as a full self-charging hybrid, the mild hybrid’s smaller battery means the initial purchase cost is lower.