Kia revealed the 2021 Stonic crossover. Kia Stonic is one of the most successful productions of Kia Motors in Europe. The Korean automaker sold more than 150,000 units of the compact crossover since its launch in 2017 and now it is gaining some updates in order to get more attention from buyers.
Visual changes are so subtle in the 2021 Stonic so it is hard to classify the car as a facelifted model and we have to call it an upgraded model.
Visual changes are limited to new LED headlamps, two new exterior paints, contrasting roof option and new set of 16-inch alloy wheels.
Probably the biggest change happened under the hood where there is a new mild-hybrid powertrain. The powertrain is a combination of the 1.0-liter T-GDi turbocharged engine with a 48V system. This engine is available in two different outputs: one is 99 hp and the other is 118 hp. The torque figure for both models is 200 nm. The mild-hybrid engine can be coupled with 6-speed manual or 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Both transmissions are designed to be able to drive the car with engine-off mode up to the speed of kph. Buyers who want a simpler engine can opt for the 1.2-liter engine with 83 hp.
The 2021 Kia Stonic also features more equipment than before. Inside the cabin no there are 8-inch touchscreen, satellite navigation, bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, UVO Connect telematics and 4.2 high resolution digital instrument cluster.
Buyers also can get an Advanced Driving Assistance Systems on their 2021 Stonic as an option. The ADAS package includes forward collision-avoidance, pedestrian, vehicle and cyclist recognition system, lane keeping assist, driver attention warning, blind-spot collision warning, blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, lane following assist, smart cruise control and intelligent speed limit assist.