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Kia PH is offering the Stonic for P675,000 until October 15

The small crossover looks like a promising vehicle for Filipinos

The exterior dimensions are ideal for many Pinoy new-car owners. PHOTO FROM KIA

Even before the pandemic descended upon the world, Kia Philippines had begun teasing its customers with the possible arrival of a small crossover model named the Stonic. Significantly more compact in size compared with the Seltos, this vehicle is perfect for the pricing requirements of the times.

Equipped with a 1.4-liter D-CVVT gasoline engine paired with either a five-speed manual transmission (94hp) or a six-speed automatic gearbox (99hp), the Stonic for our market is available in three variants:

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

If you find these introductory prices to be tempting, know that Kia is selling these variants for the following figures until October 15 of this year:

  • 1.4 LX 5MT – P675,000
  • 1.4 LX 6AT – P785,000
  • 1.4 EX 6AT – P875,000
How many units can Kia sell of the Stonic? PHOTO FROM KIA

According to a press statement sent by Kia Philippines, some of the features for our Stonic variants are projector headlamps, LED daytime running lights, an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen unit, six speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, reverse parking sensors, hill-start assist, and electronic stability control. Also to be offered to buyers are a five-year (or 160,000km) warranty and 24/7 roadside assistance for five years.

If you’re looking for a neatly packaged crossover that comes with Kia’s brand hallmarks, be sure to check out the new Stonic.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.