The crossover mania covered all the segments, filling the gaps left by station-wagons and minivans on the market when those were not requested by the customers anymore. Stonic was based on the small-class vehicle platform used in Rio, and it gathered attention with its design and its seven-year warranty.
The GT-Line version shows a sportier design with the specific front grille, LED headlights, and daytime running lights. A more dynamic front and rear bumper with integrated skid-plates increased the car's image. A set of 17" light-alloy wheels was installed exclusively on the GT-line.
Inside, the D-letter steering wheel, with a flat bottom, enhanced the driving experience. For the new, 8" touch-screen infotainment system dominated the dashboard. The instrument cluster featured an additional 4.2" color display for the on-board computer. As for the safety systems, the Stonic GT-Line received a complete package that included the lane-keep assist, driver attention warning, and high-beam assist.
For the engine, Kia introduced a new 1.0-liter powerplant that offered 118 hp. On top of the turbocharged and direct fuel-injection system, the unit received a Continuously Variable Valve Duration, which allowed a better mix-ration to fill the cylinders and offer a better fuel-efficiency.