Stonic pricing starts at just over £16,000 and rises to just under £21,000; that's the same kind of pricing bracket common to the two leading small SUVs, Nissan's Juke and Renault's Captur. There are currently a coupl of trim grades - '2' and 'First Edition'. It will be available with up to 20 two-tone colour combinations, with a choice of up to five distinctive colours for the roof. The car gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity as standard, bringing seamless smartphone-mirroring functionality to the touchscreen infotainment system. Options include niceties like heated front seats, cruise control and keyless entry.
Kia claims that the Stonc is an intrinsically very safe car thanks to a strong lightweight platform and bodyshell, 51% of which is fashioned from Advanced High Strength Steel. Thanks to a clever fusion camera system, a wide range of camera-driven safety features are available and buyers can choose from a selection of Kia's 'DRiVE WISE' 'ADAS' 'Advanced Driver Assistance Systems'. These technologies include 'Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition and Forward Collision Alert', plus there's also 'Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross Traffic Alert', a 'Lane Departure Warning System', 'High Beam Assist' and 'Driver Attention Warning' to further satisfy the safety needs of customers.