Kia Stonic for PH could come from China, priced under 1M

Updated Nov 27, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
Could the Stonic be a game-changer in its segment?

For the past few weeks, Kia Philippines has been teasing us with the arrival of its five-seater subcompact crossover called the Stonic. The Kia Stonic has been around in the global market since 2017 and is about to be launch in the Philippine market in October this year.

Kia Philippines hasn’t released any further details about the Stonic and will likely reveal them days before the official launch. This left us wondering how the Stonic will be priced once it is available in the country. Luckily, Autoindustriya.com got hold of initial reports about the Kia Stonic.

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A yellow Stonic in a city

The Kia Stonic will debut in the Philippines in October

The Kia Stonic will reportedly come from China instead of South Korea. This means that the Stonic will be joining the Soluto as part of the Kia vehicles sourced from China. Since the Soluto comes with quality construction, we can expect the Stonic’s quality is assured as well.

As for the engine, the Kia Stonic will reportedly use a 1.4-liter gasoline engine according to Autoindstriya.com’s source. If this is the G4AFA 1.4-liter Gamma engine from Hyundai, then the Stonic could make 99 hp and 136 Nm of torque.

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Rear view of the Kia Stonic

How well do you think will the Kia Stonic perform in the local market?

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The engine is paired to either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic transmission depending on the variant. Speaking of variants, sources also shared that the Kia Stonic will be offered with three variants: 1.4L EX MT, 1.4L EX AT, and 1.4L LX AT.

Last but not least, the Kia Stonic’s pricing could start below a million. Based on Autoindustriya’s report, the price range of the Stonic will range from Php 850,000 to Php 1,000,000, depending on the trim. With that price range, it looks like the Kia Stonic could assert its presence in the local market. The Kia Stonic is expected to rival against the likes of MG ZS, Nissan Juke, and Ford EcoSport.

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