Kia PH sales up by 76 percent with Stonic leading the charge

Updated Feb 04, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

This is one of the highest recorded sales growth in the industry.

Kia Philippines announced that it finished with an impressive sales performance last year. The Korean automaker managed to sell 3,748 units, a 76-percent sales growth as compared to the previous year. Part of this feat is the massive contribution brought by the company’s best-seller in 2021 which is the Kia Stonic.

Kia Stonic front view

Kia Stonic

Introduced to the local lineup last October 2020, the Kia Stonic immediately captured the attention of Filipinos with its stylish design and affordable pricing. In 2021, the subcompact crossover sold 1,400 units, accounting for 37 percent of the company's total sales.

On the exterior, the Stonic is available with a two-tone paint finish, LED daytime running lights (DRLs), and 16-inch alloy wheels. Meanwhile, interior amenities include an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, four speakers with two tweeters, an illuminated push start button, and a rear camera display.

Kia Stonic interior view

Well-rounded crossover

Under the hood, the Korean subcompact crossover is powered by a 1.4-liter inline-4 DOHC D-CVVT gasoline engine that is capable of generating 99 horsepower and 132 Nm of torque. The engine can be paired to either a 5-speed manual exclusively for the base LX variant or 6-speed automatic transmission.

Trailing the Stonic in Kia Philippines’ 2021 sales ranking are the Soluto and K2500, respectively. The ideal daily driver Kia Soluto accounted for 21 percent of the company’s sales in 2021, while the K2500 commercial vehicle (CV) covers 17-percent of the sales in the same period.

Kia Stonic rear view

Kia Stonic once again delivered for the brand

In addition, Kia Philippines started to roll out the brand’s new identity last year which debuted at its Alabang showroom. It involves a new philosophy “Movement that Inspires” accompanied by a new logo that will soon be embedded in all Kia vehicles.

“Our teams are inspired by our refreshed vision to equip Filipinos with everything they need to move towards a brighter, bolder future,” said Kia Philippines President Manny Aligada. “We are confident that our purpose-driven vehicles, partnered with our efforts in improving our dealerships, customer care, and after-sales services, will accelerate Kia Philippines into the next phase of growth in 2022 and beyond.”

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Know more about Kia Stonic 2022

Kia Stonic

The Kia Stonic is a five-seater, subcompact crossover. In the Philippines market, it has four available variants: the Stonic LX 1.4 MT, the LX 1.4 AT, Style Edition 1.4 AT, and the EX 1.4 AT. Currently, Kia Stonic 2022 Philippines price ranging from Php 765,000 to Php 955,000. 

Under the hood of all the Stonic trims is a 1.4-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that can make up to 97 horsepower and 132 Nm of torque. It then uses a six-speed automatic torque converter. Only the entry-level LX trim may come with a five-speed manual transmission. The one with the manual has a different engine tune of 94 horsepower. 

Size-wise, the Stonic is 4,100mm long, 1,735mm wide, and 1,533mm in height. It also has a wheelbase length of 2,570mm, and a ground clearance of 185mm. 

Locally, the Stonic competes against the likes of the Hyundai Venue, MG ZS, Chery Tiggo 2, Ford EcoSport, Geely Coolray, Hyundai Kona, among others. 

₱ 765,000 - ₱ 970,000

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