Kia Previews Stonic Compact SUV; Could Make Its Way To India

Kia has unveiled design sketches of its new subcompact SUV Stonic, and it could make its way to India once Kia officially launches vehicles in the country.

The Stonic will be unveiled later this year before it goes on sale in global markets by the end of 2017. The Kia Stonic features similar front grille and headlights seen on other Kia models; the subcompact SUV plays well Kia's current design philosophy.

Kia Stonic Previewed; Could Make It To India

Strong fenders, sharply raked A- and C-pillars and a sporty diffuser out back is undoubtedly a crossover than a more upright and more conventional SUV stance and design that Kia or Hyundai's vehicles have in common.

Kia Stonic Previewed; Could Make It To India

When the Kia Stonic makes its way to the Indian roads, it will rival the likes of Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra TUV 300 and the upcoming Tata Nexon.

The interiors of the Kia Stonic is seen with traditional Kia steering wheel and trim pieces that look ready for production. The overall design of the interior is minimalist finished in a shade of black with a grey dashboard. There is also orange accents on the central console, and this could be customisable.

Kia Stonic Previewed; Could Make It To India

There is a centrally mounted screen, which is likely to be touchscreen infotainment system. The HVAC control on the bottom reveals two large knobs with a display screen for temperature and mode displays along with silver design element.

Kia claims the Stonic will be customisable and that means it could come with optional wheels, decal packs and interior package with multiple colour options. When it makes its way to India, the Kia Stonic will be available in both petrol and diesel guises with both manual and automatic gearbox options.

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Article Published On: Thursday, June 8, 2017, 22:51 [IST]
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