New 2020 Kia Stonic SUV: prices and specs

Mild-hybrid technology and upgraded infotainment for facelifted Kia Stonic SUV

2020 Kia Stonic - front 3/4 view dynamic
  • Mild-hybrid tech and colourful paint options
  • Costs from £18,195
  • Order book open now

The Kia Stonic has been updated with new equipment, engines and tech. The crossover is a rival to the Peugeot 2008, Nissan Juke and Skoda Kamiq, and the new version is available to order now with a starting price of £18,195. That price is for the entry-level ‘2’ model with a 99bhp 1.0-litre engine and a manual gearbox. The Stonic range now goes all the way up to a GT-Line S model, which comes with a 118bhp petrol engine and costs £23,245. 

Along with GT-Line S at the top of the tree, the other new specifications are called Connect and GT-Line, which replace the previous ‘3’ and ‘4’ models respectively.

2020 Kia Stonic - rear 3/4 static view

The GT-Line and GT-Line S models get new LED headlights, along with a larger eight-inch touchscreen display and a higher-resolution driver’s display behind the steering wheel. The sat-nav has been updated in this new model too, offering more smartphone integration.

The GT-Line models also have different bumpers and a rear spoiler to give them a sporty look. There are lots of paint colours to choose from, including two new ones: Storm Grey and Azure Blue.

2020 Kia Stonic - front 3/4 static view

Stonics in GT-Line trim also get autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane keeping assist, a driver attention warning, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera. GT-Line S versions have blind spot monitoring and automatic speed limit detection, plus front parking sensors.

Interior updates include a bigger, eight-inch infotainment screen as standard, along with a new 4.2-inch display between the instruments with sharper graphics than before. The infotainment system now supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with new features such as live weather, traffic, parking and fuel price information. Two optional colour packs also add some flair to the dashboard and centre console.

2020 Kia Stonic - interior and dashboard

The revised engine range features Kia's latest mild-hybrid tech, which sees a starter-generator and small battery pack added to a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine. The system can harvest energy under braking and use it to assist the engine, making it more efficient. This engine is available in 118bhp form only.

The engine uses Kia's newly developed 'clutch-by-wire' manual gearbox that replaces the mechanical link between the clutch pedal and master cylinder with electronics. This innovation is said to reduce CO2 emissions by roughly 3% in normal driving conditions, allowing the engine and gearbox to disengage and coast at speeds of up to 77mph. An automatic gearbox is also available, too.

Kia is also planning to phase out the Stonic's current 113bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine. Instead, a 99bhp 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol with a standard manual gearbox but no mild-hybrid assistance is available on entry-level cars.

Want to know more about the Kia Stonic? Read our in-depth review of the pre-facelift version.

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