We all were already aware that KIA-Lucky Motors is bringing KIA Stonic in Pakistan, as earlier reported by the Global Village Space, however, now KIA Stonic has been seen camouflage wrapped similar to the one’s company used to market various Kia vehicles in the marketing campaign captioned ‘We are Unstoppable’ earlier this year.
However, SUV wrap is a green-blue color, as opposed to the red used in the campaign, with the words highlighting, “SUV for the City”, “Stonic”, and “Let’s Roll Wild”.
Earlier, in June, GVs had reported a blue Stonic SUV on Karachi Port, and similarly, Peugeot cars have also been seen under wraps this year, both to be launched by Lucky Motors in Pakistan.
So, what will Stonic offer if it comes to Pakistan?
It is a B-segment crossover SUV that could give competition to the popular sedans in the country along with its natural competitors MG ZS, Honda BR-V, and the awaited DFSK Glory 500, given the increasing trend of crossovers in Pakistan.
Let us see the features of KIA Stonic in the international market.
In the international market, the car was launched in 2017 and came in four engine options ie 1000cc turbocharged, 1200cc 4-Cylinder Naturally Aspirated, 1400cc 4-Cylinder Naturally Aspirated, and 1600cc 4-Cylinder Diesel Engine.
The KIA Stonic comes in four transmission options, i.e., 5-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Manual, 6-Speed Automatic, and 7-Speed DCT.
Here are some of the features of KIA Stonic, if it comes to Pakistan. Currently, no estimates can be made for the car, but it is around INR 9 Lac in India, so with the PKR-INR disparity, the car should be around Rs2 million in Pakistan, but as we know, the cars get much expensive in Pakistan.
Those who opt for the Stonic GT-Line according to an Australian blog will get LED daytime running lights, fog-lamps, special 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear diffuser with twin exhaust tips, and the additional choice of four two-tone color options: Clear White, Mighty Yellow, Sporty Blue, and Signal Red – all matched with a Black Pearl roof.
The car also has rear fog lights, speed variable front wipers, Welcome and Follow-me home light functionality, windscreen washer level warning, roof rails, rear wash, and wipes, among many other features.
The car has earned a name for being a “stylish car”.
Interior and Infotainment
On the inside, the KIA Stonic gets black cloth trim, an 8.0-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capability, multiple Bluetooth connections, rear-view parking camera and sensors, six-speaker sound system, keyless entry, high-beam assist, cruise control, two USB and two 12-volt chargers, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, and a 60:40 split-folding rear seat.
The Stonic Sport specifically comes equipped with a smart key with push-button start, satellite navigation with 10 years of updates, electric heated folding mirrors, a premium steering wheel and shifter, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
All the models come with a bunch of safety equipment including autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist recognition, lane-keep assist, lane-following assist, driver attention alert, leading vehicle departure alert, hill-start assists, speed-sensing auto door locks, two Isofix positions, and front, side, and curtain airbags.
Let us hope that whatever car makes its way to Pakistan at the end of the day has competitive prices and has the safety features that are found in the international markets.