South Korean car manufacturer, Kia was recently spotted register the name “2018 Kia Stonic” to obtain a patent. The name is planned to be used for Kia cars that are in the sport utility vehicle segment or compact SUV. This news seems stuck after a Kia’s community site reported it.
The car is named Kia Stonic was apparently deliberately prepared by Kia to inhibit the rate of one SUV on the rise today, the Nissan Juke. A formidable rival to the Nissan Juke is rumored to be released this year. This car will probably be introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will be manufactured in its home country.
Until now there has been no leaked photo shows the view from the car. Even so, the latest information indicates if the new Kia SUV is being studied in the research and development center by Kia, South Korea. This car will reportedly be made using a platform that is also used by a small SUV of Hyundai.
The 2018 Kia Stonic and small SUV from Hyundai is yet to be named is apparently also going to wear the same engine technology. However, Kia’s own party has ensured that the design and layout of the interior will have a considerable difference. There is no information about it will use the AWD drive, but that certainly is a car will be holding a turbo engine.
The 2018 Kia Stonic for the standard variant will be equipped with an engine capacity of 1400 cc T-GDI. Meanwhile, for the highest variant, Kia Stonic will hold the engine with a capacity of 1,600 cc T-GDI turbo. In the European market itself, Kia Stonic will be available with a capacity of 1600 cc CRDi engine or a diesel engine.
Rumors, after the event will be introduced in the Frankfurt Motor Show, 2018 Kia Stonic will soon be produced, and sales are spread throughout the world. This car will reportedly come with a cool design and combined with funky characters so it is not impossible if the car will eventually become a favorite vehicle in the SUV segment.