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Kia Motors Australia has driven aback the barrage of its all-vital, all-new bunched SUV, the Kia Stonic, by means of months due to coronavirus-related aircraft delays.
Set to be placed below the Kia Seltos child SUV (priced from $25,990), the all-new ablaze SUV become to be launched on December 8, but now gained’t be seem till February 2021 “to make certain we take delivery of accustomed the mixture of cartage tailored to fulfil sales and media expectancies”.
The Kia Stonic changed into aboriginal seem beyond in 2017, accustomed a facelift beforehand this yr and become advanced due on auction fact in October.
Kia Australia’s acknowledgment to the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V, Volkswagen T-Cross and Toyota Yaris Cross is a key allotment of the Korean emblem’s plan to put it on the market 80,000 cartage annually, that could see it beat Ford, Mitsubishi and conceivably alike sister solid Hyundai to become Australia’s third pleasant time-honored car-maker abaft Toyota and Mazda.
As we’ve pronounced, the 2021 Kia Stonic is primarily based on the aforementioned belvedere because the afresh adapted Kia Rio and additionally stocks its powertrains and archetypal line-up, along with S and Sport editions powered by means of a 74kW/133Nm 1.Four-litre 4-cylinder agent with a six-velocity automated chiral and the pleasant of a chiral at the abject S variant.
Standard past the ambit might be loose emergency braking (AEB) and an 8.0-inch touch-display infotainment association with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
As afresh as aftermost month, lower back the GT-Line flagship became appear with a delivered almighty 74kW/172Nm 1.Zero-litre 3-cylinder turbo-petrol agent with a seven-pace dual-grab car, Kia Australia nevertheless time-honored to barrage the Stonic in December.
Asked in October if it would nonetheless get right of entry to actuality afore yr’s cease, Kia Australia’s artefact planning arch Roland Rivero stated: “We’d like to anticipate so, we’d achievement so. But COVID is certainly an capricious barbarian and what it may do is moreover adjournment Stonic by a month. We’d like to goal for the give up of this year.
“Traditionally you’d say that ablution a car in December is not best. But maybe in the COVID ambiance ablution a vehicle in December is a ideal concept?
“The ambition continues to be the appendage quit of 2020,” he said.
With a February 2021 absolution date now introduced, it’s brilliant the Stonic received’t be launched at the Kia-backed Australian Open tennis tournament, which continues to be hobby superior with adapted regulations in area.
Kia Australia told carsales it might not use the coincidence to barrage the Soul and Niro EVs, as it had planned to do on the 2020 AO, however usual it’s going to barrage its aboriginal EV a while in 2021 – along its aboriginal electrified version, the Sorento PHEV.
The Kia Stonic’s isn’t the on my own new agent barrage adjourned this year due to COVID-19. Having afresh launched adapted Picanto and Rio fashions, Kia has now usually landed the upgraded Stinger and it’s all-new Carnival humans-mover will get entry to after than general aloof above-mentioned to Christmas.
Other new models not on time through the communicable accommodate the brand new Hyundai Sonata, Santa Fe and Palisade, the facelifted Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and the Skoda Scala and Superb.
The coronavirus has moreover not on time the development of a cardinal of key new utes, along with the brand new Ford Ranger and its Volkswagen Amarok sister model, as capable-bodied as the brand new Mitsubishi Triton, facelifted Nissan Navara and ASV’s new RAM 1500.