Kia Previews Upcoming Compact Crossover

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Kia has released sketches for the new Stonic crossover.

According to the Korean automaker, the name Stonic comes from combining the words “Speedy” and “Tonic,” which also refers to the first and last note in the musical scale. As a result, the crossover’s name suggests it’ll be agile while offering something new and fresh in the compact crossover segment. Spy photographers have already caught the Stonic testing, but these sketches reveal more of the design direction Kia is going with the compact crossover.

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The exterior features a sweeping roofline to give it a coupe-like appearance, while Kia says the unique tail light graphics “amplify Stonic’s young and futuristic appearance.” Inside, it will feature a European-designed cabin, featuring straight lines, smooth surfaces, and geometric design forms.

Look for the Kia Stonic to go on sale in the second half of this year, which means its official debut shouldn’t be too far away. Kia also promises it will be the most customizable model ever, suggesting it hopes to target younger buyers.

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  • Lambo9871

    I think i will like this more than the Hyundai Kona, to me it certainly looks better than the Kona.

  • k ma

    What engine in this the 1.6 turbo or the 2.0 turbo?

  • sailndayz

    Ugghh, looks like a cheap Nissan.