2018 Kia Stonic revealed

2018 Kia Stonic revealed

Kia’s new compact SUV unveiled

This is the vehicle that could just about be the icing on the cake for Kia Australia – the Kia Stonic compact crossover.

The new Kia compact crossover/SUV was officially unveiled in Europe overnight, at this stage though there is no confirmation of the model coming to Australia.

Kia say the Stonic is an eye-catching compact crossover.

Set to be offered in Europe with a choice of petrol and diesel engines, including Kia’s 1.0 litre turbo-petrol, a 1.6 turbo-diesel and 1.25 and 1.4 litre petrol.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will feature as standard in the Kia Stonic.

While a safety pack that includes Autonomous Emergency Braking is being tipped to be optional, or available on upper-spec variants.

2018 Kia Stonic revealedMichael Cole is the boss of Kia in Europe, he says the Stonic has been worth the wait.

“The Kia Stonic will be one of the most compelling new cars in this rapidly-expanding class, backed by Kia’s unique warranty, and the brand’s reputation for reliability, quality and contemporary design.

“As the segment expands, the Stonic looks set to become one of our best-selling cars.”

We will bring you further updates on Australian availability of the new Kia Stonic as they come to hand.

As always, keep an eye on our Kia News section for the latest on one of Australia’s fastest-growing car brands.

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