Kia Unveils New Subcompact SUV, the Stonic

Kia has unveiled the design sketches for its new upcoming subcompact SUV, the Stonic. The new Stonic is essentially Kia’s version of the new Hyundai Kona and will eventually make it to India once Kia officially launches its cars in India. The new Stonic has a more crossover like design language as compared to the larger SUVs from KIA (or Hyundai) that features a more upright and more conventional SUV stance and design. The Stonic will be available in global markets by the end of 2017 and will be highly customisable. When it does make it to India, expect the new Stonic SUV to be sub 4-meters in length and go up against some tough competition like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Ford Ecosport and a plethora of SUVs from Mahindra.

In terms of design language, as we mentioned earlier, the Stonic takes a more crossover-ish approach just like the Kona. However, as compared to the Kona, the design is a lot more subdued and will probably be more preferred to the common Joe too.  The front design is sharp and sporty and the Kia family grille seems to be finished in a shade of satin grey along with a similarly painted front lip. The headlights do remind a little of some of the larger SUVs in the Kia range and bonnet has a semi clamshell-like design.

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