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The Kia Stonic is a larger-than-lifestyle subcompact crossover

Want a stylish vehicle that’s also versatile enough to meet your needs?

Design-wise, the Stonic is easy on the eye of the observer. PHOTO FROM KIA

Korean culture is a phenomenon that has taken not just Asia by storm, but the entire world as well. For those of us who have been fond of “K” cuisine and lifestyle for many years, it doesn’t take much to see why everything Korean today—from fashion to tech to entertainment—has been well-received and extremely adored globally. Kia is part of that phenomenon, and the new Stonic is no exception.

Kia’s latest subcompact crossover is a well-packaged vehicle that’s big on making a statement and far from being typical in its segment. Viewed from every angle, the Stonic exudes confidence with a look that depicts brand distinction while satisfying individual tastes altogether. From the standout front fascia adorning the signature “tiger nose” grille flanked by stunning headlamps and LED running light strips, to the sporty lines, the stylish accents and the striking stance, the Stonic embodies youthful vibrance and strong presence wherever it roams.

One look at the exterior and you discover that the Stonic is loaded. PHOTOS FROM KIA

And as attractive as it is, the Stonic isn’t just superficially gorgeous. It’s a capable vehicle that complements the go-getter lifestyle with amenities that keep up with today’s demanding mobility standards.

The interior provides a spacious and functional cabin that cozily accommodates five heads with adequate cargo room for city runs or weekend getaways. In the driver’s saddle, one immediately perceives a strong sense of control and excitement with a nicely crafted steering wheel boasting control buttons and a highly legible instrument panel paired with an eye-catching eight-inch infotainment touchscreen serving connectivity apps such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Conquering the congested urban jungle is made easier with a rear-camera display as standard equipment with dynamic guidelines and rear-parking sensors for the top variant.

Do you want Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for your driving music? PHOTO FROM KIA

The beating heart of this crossover is a 1.4-liter D-CVVT gasoline engine mated to a fun five-speed manual transmission (94hp) or a smooth six-speed automatic gearbox (99hp). Ample power is matched by the engine’s efficiency, which lessens trips to the pumps, allowing one to focus more on daily destinations that matter and tasks that elevate both career and lifestyle.

The Stonic is a capable vehicle that complements the go-getter lifestyle with amenities that keep up with today’s demanding mobility standards

With all its desirable attributes, the Stonic’s visual appeal definitely grabs everyone’s undivided attention even more with an alluring selection of finishes—with Flash Yellow taking center stage. With a gloss-black top completing the two-tone livery and a set of sharp-looking two-toned alloy wheels adding to the sportiness, bold styling is the cherry on the Stonic’s design cake.

Even from the back, the Stonic gives a hint of fun and adventure. PHOTO FROM KIA

Three variants suit your requirements:

  • 1.4 LX 5MT – P735,000
  • 1.4 LX 6AT – P835,000
  • 1.4 EX 6AT – P925,000

A five-year/160,000km warranty accompanied by a free five-year 24/7 roadside assistance package makes the Stonic an intelligent and worry-free addition to one’s dynamic lifestyle.

Form and function with pizzazz, this crossover is meant to make an impression that lasts. Just like the K revolution, the Stonic is bent on dominating with an unmistakable identity popular among today’s influencers and trendsetters. Make your mark with style that’s iconic. That’s the Kia Stonic.

This branded article was produced in partnership with Kia Philippines.



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