Kia Planning to Launch the Stonic Crossover SUV Next Month

The final quarter of the current year will usher in a few more months of new vehicle debuts in Pakistan, as there are a few companies that will reportedly do so before the start of the year 2022. One of these upcoming vehicles is the Kia Stonic SUV.

A reliable source from within the market has disclosed that Lucky Motors is planning to launch the new Kia Stonic in Pakistan next month. Although there is no news about the exact date of its launch, the source said that it is likely to be in the first half of October.

Kia Stonic

According to earlier reports, the Stonic is supposed to be offered in Pakistan with only one engine option, but our source has reported that it will be launched with two engine options: a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, and a 1.4-liter 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine.

The 1.4-liter engine will power the front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission, and the 1.0-liter turbo engine will probably be powered by a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

The Stonic is still a fairly new product in the international market that boasts impressive features such as:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Automatic Climate Control
  • Push Start Button
  • Dual Airbags
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist (BA) technology
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)

It also has other features over and above the standard equipment offered in the higher trim level. The price point has not been revealed yet, but it is reckoned that the Stonic will be sold between Rs. 3.7 million and Rs. 4.1 million.

The source added that the entire auto sector of Pakistan is beginning to suffer from the supply-chain crisis, and the shortage of raw materials and semiconductor chips. Therefore, it is possible that Kia Lucky’s plans to launch the Stonic next month could be influenced by the ongoing global car market issues.