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Kia confirms new 'Stonic' compact crossover

A new B-segment crossover from Kia will be named ‘Stonic’ when it goes on sale in the second half of 2017.

Described as an ‘eye-catching and confident’ crossover with compact dimensions and a low centre of gravity, the Stonic is inspired by the form and function of larger Kia SUVs.

A sweeping roofline and ‘uniquely’ designed roof rack add a sporty look to the vehicle. The tail lamp graphics amplify the Stonic’s young and futuristic appearance says Kia, while the new car also blends sharp horizontal feature lines with softer sculpted surfaces.

The European-designed cabin echoes the appearance of the exterior, with straight lines, smooth surfaces and geometric design forms. The Stonic’s interior 'places technology and ergonomics at its heart', with smart packaging maximising space for all occupants, and a ‘floating’ HMI (human-machine interface) blending smartphone access with the car’s many functions.

On sale later this year, Kia has also confirmed the Stonic will be its most customisable model ever - inside and out.