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New Kia Stonic Crossover Is Like A Nissan Juke But Less Ugly

Kia hopes this new crossover will be one of its best sellers, as the compact crossover market looks set to double in the next three years

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Another day, another crossover. This one’s a Kia, and we think it’s quite a looker. It’s called the Stonic, which kind of reminds us of Sonic the Hedgehog. Maybe that’s the idea.

With a choice of three small-ish petrol engines and a 1.6-litre diesel, Stonic owners won’t be moving as fast as Sega’s favourite spiny mammal. But Kia promises that it’ll be decent to drive, with agile handling and a sporty ride.

Kia - New Kia Stonic Crossover Is Like A Nissan Juke But Less Ugly - News

As with a lot of small crossovers, you get personalisation aplenty. 20 two-tone colours will be available, and five colours can be specced for the roof. The optional individuality continues inside, with all the colour packs you could probably want. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard fit, which is nice.

Kia says that compact crossover sales are expected to double to more than two million a year by 2020. It’s no wonder, then, that the Stonic is set to be one of the company’s biggest sellers.

Kia - New Kia Stonic Crossover Is Like A Nissan Juke But Less Ugly - News

The Stonic will go on sale in the autumn, and will feature Kia’s seven-year warranty.

This, or a Juke?