Frankfurt, 7 October 2020 – Kia has today revealed the new Kia Stonic GT Line, the latest model line from the brand to earn a sports-inspired ‘GT Line’ specification.
The Stonic GT Line brings the sportiest elements of the brand’s designs to the fore, with a more emotive appearance, inside and out, and exclusive GT Line design features. Like other models in the Stonic line-up, the GT Line model also offers scope for customisation with new two-tone exterior colour options, as well as range of mild-hybrid and non-hybrid powertrain options.
Emilio Herrera, Chief Operating Officer for Kia Motors Europe, comments: “The Stonic has been a major success for Kia in Europe since sales began in 2017, with more than 150,000 units sold to-date. In 2019, it also became our fourth best-selling model in Europe. The Stonic is loved by its owners, and the new GT Line variant dials up the Stonic’s best features, offering a design inspired by the most powerful cars in our line-up. We expect the GT Line variant to further enhance the desirability of the Stonic line-up in what has become a highly competitive corner of the market.”
Production of the Stonic GT Line commences in October at Kia’s Sohari production facility in Korea. European sales start during the final quarter of 2020 and all models will offer buyers Kia’s unique 7-year, 150,000-kilometre warranty.
A GT-inspired exterior design
The exterior design of the Stonic GT Line gives a sportier edge to the car’s urban crossover appearance, inspired by Kia’s powerful GT models, the Stinger, Ceed GT and ProCeed GT.
This manifests itself in new front and rear bumper design for a more purposeful posture on the road. The front bumper is enhanced by integrated LED fog lamps, three distinct air intakes across the front of the car, and a metallic trim along the lower edge. The tiger-nose grille also gets its own unique design finish, while the door mirror caps are finished in black. Furthermore, GT Line models are fitted as standard with new full LED headlamps, creating a distinctive light signature. At the back, a more prominent rear bumper differentiates it from other Stonic variants, with a design mimicking dual exhausts and a rear diffuser and a GT Line badge on the tailgate.
As with existing variants of the model, customisation remains a key point of appeal for the Stonic GT Line. To-date, a third of all Stonic models have featured a two-tone exterior paint finish, and the GT Line offers the same choice to drivers. Depending on market, buyers can choose from up to 15 two-tone colour combinations for body and roof. The GT Line model extends these colour options further, with colour highlights around the three front bumper air intakes matching the contrast roof colour. All Stonic GT Line models are fitted with 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels.