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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Know more about Kia Stonic 2024

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 2023 Philippines price ranging from Php 835,000 to Php 990,000. 

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. 

₱ 835,000 - ₱ 990,000

Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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