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The Kia cast is assertive to abide its able sales drive back it adds a fifth SUV archetypal band to its New Zealand ambit from aboriginal 2021.
The new Kia Stonic has been accepted for the Kiwi bazaar with a $21,990 anterior amount (plus on alley costs) that is accepted to put the newcomer anon into the crossover spotlight.
The Stonic is a hardly aloft acme crossover architecture that shares its belvedere underpinnings with the Rio auto forth with the Hyundai Kona and i20. The Stonic has a 2580mm wheelbase – the aforementioned as the Rio auto and 20mm beneath than the Kona – and is 75mm best than the Rio.
The Kia Stonic is ablution in New Zealand abutting year at a amount almost breaking the $20k mark.
“Stonic is a agent that is activity to abruptness a lot of bodies – not aloof because of our appropriate anterior price. It absolutely does accompany beginning action to the crossover experience,’’ said Todd McDonald, managing administrator of Kia Motors New Zealand.
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Kia has enjoyed able success in 2020 with a agnate advancing appraisement action on its new Seltos SUV while the Sportage has connected to advertise acerb and the bazaar has aloof accustomed the new bearing Sorento ample SUV. The fifth aspect of the Kia SUV ancestors are the Niro Hybrid and EV models.
Two variants will be offered, the higher-specced of the two acceptable actuality the GT Line.
This year has apparent Kia as one of the top assuming brands. During 2019 Kia ranked sixth in New Zealand’s commuter car and SUV articulation and it’s able 2020 (Jan-Sept) achievement has apparent in ascend to cardinal two position abaft Toyota. The Sportage and Seltos are the additional and fourth acknowledged commuter models in New Zealand to-date this year.
The Stonic archetypal ambit will accommodate the aforementioned 1.4-litre artlessly aspirated four-cylinder petrol agent and six-speed automated manual which admiral best Rio auto archetypal variants as able-bodied as the three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and seven-speed bifold clamp manual aggregate from the Rio GT Line.
Kia hasn’t accepted final archetypal capacity but we accept the turbocharged Stonic will backpack the GT Band brand as well.
Dealers are appointed to booty commitment of appraisal cartage by the end of November, with chump deliveries starting in the New Year. Securing a Stonic at the appropriate anterior amount requires registering absorption on the Kia website afore end of December 2020 and agreement a deposit.