The local arm of Korean carmaker Kia has just revealed the pricing for the forthcoming Kia Stonic.
Prior to its online reveal, the Ayala-backed Kia Philippines has announced that the Kia Stonic will follow the variant-based pricing schedule found below:
4 LX 5-speed MT: P735,000
4 LX 6-speed AT: P835,000
4 EX 6-speed AT: P925,000
But that’s not all—those who will make their vehicle reservation on the 2021 Kia Stonic until October 15, will get to enjoy a pre-launch P60,000 price slash offer on the 1.4 LX MT, while a lower yet still substantial P50,000-discount awaits early buyers of the 1.4 LX AT and 1.4 EX AT.
The P60,000-price reduction on the 2021 Kia Stonic will bring the price down to P675,000, almost like buying subcompact sedan.
The upcoming launch will be the second online reveal for AC Motors, after they introduced the Maxus G50 last month.
It seems that AC Motors is targeting the quirky, younger market niche as the Maxus G50 has outrageous colors to choose from. The 2021 Kia Stonic, on the other hand (whose tagline is Style that is Iconic), is looking at tapping the “young and trendy crossover market.”
The Kia Stonic, first introduced in 2017 at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, displays Kia’s chief designer Peter Schreyer’s European Design Language. It is fronted by the Tiger Nose Grille and projector headlamps, flanked with the LED Daytime Running Lamps (which is exclusive to the EX variant).
Aside from that, the 2021 Kia Stonic’s top-of-the-line variant wears a two-tone color option, which makes it more of a headturner.
On the design alone, this incoming crossover earned global recognition from the highly-coveted iF Design and Red Dot Design Awards in 2018.
Inside, the Kia Stonic is fitted with an eight-inch infotainment touchscreen unit, linked to six speakers spread around the vehicle cabin.
Its safety features include Reverse Parking Sensors, Hill Start Assist, and Electronic Stability Control all available in the EX grade.
All the variants of the 2021 Kia Stonic share the same 1.4-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine with D-CVVT (Dual Continuous Variable Valve Timing). This is mated to either a five-speed manual transmission (LX MT) or six-speed automatic transmission.
Designed to provide ample and efficient power, the sole manual variant churns 93 horsepower (hp) while the automatic transmission versions is at 99 horses.
Further, Kia Philippines reiterated that all—including yet-to-revealed Kia Stonic—will be offered with a five-year or 160,000-km warranty, as well as 24/7 Roadside Assistance free. This would entail Emergency Towing, Personal Assistance, Minor Onsite Repair, Medical Assistance and Information Service.
Kia Philippines President Manny Aligada expressed his bursting excitement over the impending launch of the 2021 Stonic.
“We are excited to present to you the all-new 2021 Kia Stonic. It’s a vehicle for those looking for something hip and stylish yet likewise want to get the value-for-money proposition that this crossover offers,” Aligada said.
The leadership of Kia Philippines is back on its aggressive stance on vehicle introduction in the country to launch the 2021 Kia Stonic. Early this year, Aligada said that they will focus on strengthening the current lineup that they have in the local market.
Photo/s from Kia Philippines
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