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2018 Kia Stonic / body colors (single & two tone)

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Published on 09/15/18 / In Other

European flair is at the heart of the Kia Stonic's eye-catching appearance. The design of the Stonic has been led by Kia's European design studio in Frankfurt, Germany, in collaboration with the brand's design centre in Namyang, Korea.

The designers' brief was to create an ultra-compact crossover, inspired by SUV design. The compact dimensions and low centre of gravity allow for a sleek, lithe body, inspired by the form, function and confidence-inspiring appearance of Kia's larger SUVs. With short overhangs at front and rear (830 mm and 730 mm), combined with a long bonnet and low roof-line (1,520 mm in height), the Stonic boasts a sporty and confident on-road posture - without compromising the elevated seated position drivers expect of a compact SUV. Black body cladding around the base of the car, and skidplates at the front and rear, add a further element of purpose to the car's design. A roof rack boosts functionality further.

The design is greatly influenced by a philosophy championed by Chief Design Officer Peter Schreyer - "the simplicity of the straight line". The result is one of the brand's most striking cars to date, and it remains immediately recognisable as a Kia thanks to a series of signature design elements. Kia's hallmark 'tiger-nose' grille has been modernised with a new three-dimensional chrome surround, while wide C-pillars echo existing Kia designs, from the brand's city cars up to its full-sized SUVs. Like all Kia models, the Stonic's body blends sharp horizontal feature lines with softer sculpted surfaces.

Customers can select from nine single-tone body colours and five roof colours, creating up to 20 two-tone paint combinations. Depending on the body paint finish, the contrast roof is available in Aurora Black, Electric Green, Signal Red, Clear White, or Tan Orange. Buyers can also choose from 15- or 17-inch aluminium alloy wheel designs.

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