Just a few years ago, SUVs were considered tamed off-road vehicles that may no longer have ladder frames and rigid axles, but still have plenty of ground clearance, lots of trunk space and all-wheel drive. Attributes that no longer play a role these days. Because in recent years the trend in the market has been towards ever more compact SUV and crossover models. An example of this is the Kia Stonic. And like the competition Seat Arona, VW T-Cross and Opel Crossland, the Stonic is above all a vehicle for the city. All-wheel drive and all too lush dimensions would be rather out of place.
The focus is much more on things like efficient engines and a good price-performance ratio. And Kia can serve you with both. Above all, from the Stonic 1.0 T-GDI with 120 PS and 48-volt mild hybrid system, Kia promises itself and its customers pleasant consumption values with everyday driving values. In terms of price, there is actually not much to complain about, after all, the Kia Stonic starts at just 16,650 euros. Truly not a lot of money for a new car. But there is still a cheaper way. At carwow.de you can currently save up to 5178 euros when buying a Stonic. (As of November 14, 2021).
Of course, you don’t get this discount on the entry-level model, but rather have to use the strongest Stonic with the best standard equipment. In the Platinum Edition with the 120 hp turbo gasoline engine 1.0 T-GDI including mild hybrid and seven-speed dual clutch transmission the offers on carwow.de start at 22,962 euros and thus 4,288 euros below the recommended retail price. Mind you, even without annoying negotiations at the dealership. A look at the equipment list shows how attractive this price is. Because the Platinum Edition is equipped as standard with things like a navigation system, 17-inch alloy wheels and all the assistance systems available for this series. In this class in particular, this cannot be taken for granted. When configuring, you can therefore only book a few things such as a special two-tone paintwork or a sliding glass roof. Who does that can secure the maximum discount of 5178 euros. This corresponds to a discount of around 18 percent (attention: the transfer costs reduce the discount by a few hundred euros).
Almost 3000 euros discount for the entry-level engine
As tempting as 120 turbo hp and a mild hybrid system may sound, many customers in this segment often choose the basic version. Especially when the front-wheel drive SUV is used purely as a city car. And even with the Stonic with the 1.2-liter gasoline engine, 84 hp and five-speed manual transmission, you can still save a considerable part of the list price. In the lowest equipment variant, Edition 7, there is a discount of at least 2274 euros, with the Stonic in the Spirit variant (list price 19,950 euros) it is as much as 2901 euros (Attention: The transfer costs reduce the discount by a few hundred euros). As a 1.2 Spirit, the Stonic is equipped as standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, heated seats, a front parking aid and a reversing camera. The last two details in particular can make all the difference when looking for a parking space in crowded cities.