2018 Kia Stonic U.S. Release Date and Design
With the arrival of the all-new 2017 Kia Niro and performance-tuned 2018 Kia Stinger, the Kia brand has overtaken the automotive industry and stands poised to add to its reputation. The expected debut of the 2018 Kia Stonic SUV promises to amp up the Kia brand with a European-styled compact crossover. As more and more news about the Kia Stonic is divulged, many car shoppers want to know –will the Kia Stonic be available in the United States? Learn more with this overview of the 2018 Kia Stonic U.S. release date and design.
When Will the 2018 Kia Stonic Arrive at U.S. Dealerships?
The all-new 2018 Kia Stonic is expected to arrive at European dealerships in the third quarter of 2017. If Kia decides to add the Kia Stonic to the U.S. model lineup, car buyers in the United States should look for the Kia Stonic in the fourth quarter of 2017 or the early part of 2018. Armed with a distinct European style with sleek lines and bold character, the Kia Stonic promises to be an incredible alternative to the 2017 Kia Sportage. Key competitors for the Kia Stonic will be the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Chevy Trax and Toyota C-HR.
Kia Stonic Engine Specs and Technology Features
An athletic style is complemented by an arsenal of available lightweight and fuel-efficient engine options. European Kia Stonic models will employ a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine, a naturally-aspirated 1.4-liter engine and a 1.6-liter diesel engine. Engine specs for a potential U.S. Kia Stonic model have not yet been released. When it arrives, the Kia Stonic will employ a Kia UVO touchscreen infotainment system with access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. An array of advanced safety systems will include Forward Collision Alert and Autonomous Emergency Braking.
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How Fast is the All-New 2018 Kia Stinger?
With the debut of the 2018 Kia Stinger, the Kia brand has gained a foothold in the performance segment. Entry-level Kia Stinger models are powered by a 255-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is available with Dynamic Torque Vectoring Control AWD. An upgrade to the 3.3-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine promises 365 horsepower and a zero-to-60 mph time of just 5.1 seconds with a top speed of 167 mph.