Kia Stonic already among company’s 3 best-sellers in PH for 2020

Updated Jan 25, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

A strong start.

Needless to say, car sales in the country declined dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many car brands just like Kia, they are hopeful that the year 2021 will turn things around. As a matter of fact, Kia Philippines President Manny Aligada is already projecting that Kia will deliver a triple-digit sales growth this year.

Perhaps one of the Kia vehicles that will help the Korean carmaker’s sales growth in the local market this year is the Stonic. The Kia Stonic is a subcompact crossover that was introduced in the local market just last October 2020. Regardless, the Stonic is already the third most selling Kia vehicle in the country for 2020, topping the Picanto, Sportage, and Sorento.

Manny Aligada

Kia Philippines President Manny Aligada

The Kia Stonic accounts for 16 percent of Kia PH’s total sales in 2020. Meanwhile, the Kia Soluto continues to be the top-selling vehicle with 39 percent sales this year, followed by the K2500 business and utility truck with 17 percent.

Kia PH revealed some of its plans to achieve its ambitious goals this year. The Korean carmaker will further enhance its after-sales by partnering with DHL to expedite car parts availability. The inventory of parts is also increased by five times to address its fast-track delivery through DHL.

Kia Stonic front view

The Kia Stonic subcompact crossover

>>> Related: Kia PH extends 2021 Stonic's introductory price tag

Dealership expansion is a top priority for Kia PH. Five more Kia dealerships are expected to be established to make its services more accessible to more Filipinos. Kia also said that it will thoroughly improve its digital platform to reach more audiences amid the global health crisis.

Kia PH President Manny Aligada may be optimistic about the brand’s plan this year, but he is still open to the idea that big challenges may unexpectedly come in Kia’s way. “These new challenges will always be there, but Kia Philippines will remain resilient and strong-willed. After all, our Power to Surprise springs from our drive to serve,” he concluded.

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Kia Stonic

<p>Kia Motors Philippines has expanded its model lineup as it introduced the Stonic subcompact crossover that features a sharp and youthful-looking design. The Kia Stonic is set to go up against other subcompact crossovers in the market such as the Ford EcoSport, Nissan Juke, Mazda CX-3, among others. Bearing a sporty, modern look and fitted with the latest innovations, you can expect nothing less from Kia Philippines&rsquo; Stonic subcompact crossover. The Stonic is offered in three variants with a starting standard retail price of Php 735,000 for the LX MT. While the mid LX AT variant is priced at Php 835,000, and the top-spec EX AT at Php 925,000. Kia Philippines is also offering a five-year or 160,000 km warranty for the Stonic. Also available is a free 24/7 Roadside Assistance, which includes towing, minor on-site repairs, medical assistance, and personal assistance.</p>

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Rex started off his career in the aviation industry before entering Philkotse as a staff writer. Two things excite him the most: first is staying up to speed with the latest news in the industry that uses engines as their heart and soul. The second is imparting them in a well-detailed manner. His passion for anything with wheels started when he was young – from Tamiyas to family-friendly sedans, and anything in between.

Someday, Rex only wishes to drive on random highways with friends in a third-gen Mitsubishi Delica with aftermarket sunroofs, if he couldn’t get the Starwagon Super Exceed edition.

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