Kia Stonic unveiled in Amsterdam June 26th, 2017
The renderings of Kia’s new compact crossover stirred up quite a buzz earlier this month. After weeks of excited anticipation, the Kia Stonic finally made a splash at our media lounge event in Amsterdam. Members of the European media gathered for a firsthand look at the newest addition to Kia’s line-up.
The B-SUV segment is one of the world’s fastest growing vehicle categories that is attracting customers with a wide variety of lifestyles. In order to offer a strong contender in this booming segment, Kia has created a model that is as versatile as it is attractive. As the most customizable Kia vehicle to date, the model will cater to the wide range of buyer needs and is expected to be one of the brand’s best-sellers when it enters the market later this year.
The styling of the Stonic was a collaborative effort of Kia’s design centers in Europe and Korea. With strong horizontal lines and soft sculpted surfaces, the strikingly confident and sporty exterior of the Stonic bears resemblance to the Kia Provo concept car first shown at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. The Stonic will be available in numerous two-tone color combinations with contrasting paint finishes for the body and the roof.
Kia Provo concept car revealed in 2013
The Stonic also takes after the all-new Kia Rio in many aspects. While the designs of the two models are distinctly different, they share many similarities in terms of the vehicle platform, components and engineering structure. Within its compact body, the Stonic also features an array of smart technology to enhance comfort and convenience while providing ample leg and head room for drivers and passengers.
The Stonic will a strong addition to Kia’s versatile and competent line-up and is expected to blow away the compact SUV contenders with its refreshing and innovative design. Check out the highlights of the media lounge event in the video below and tell us your thoughts on Kia’s eye-catching new crossover!