9 Oct 2020
[This article was first published on sgcarmart.com]
The Kia Stonic has been updated with new mild-hybrid technology and new colour specifications including a two-tone paint option.
The Kia Stonic compact crossover has been updated with with six even brighter and more colourful hues, as well as a new mild-hybrid drivetrain.
The car also gets Kia's new Phase II UVO Connect telematics system, operated via an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with in-built navigation.
The enhancements to the new Stonic includes Kia's new petrol mild-hybrid 'EcoDynamics+' powertrain.
It mates a 118bhp 1.0-litre Turbocharged Gasoline Direct injection (T-GDi) 'Smartstream' engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system for enhanced efficiency by seamlessly harvesting and later releasing energy recovered during slowing down and when braking.
The 48V lithium-ion battery pack combines the engine's torque output with electric power and can extend engine 'off time' thansk to a new mild hybrid starter generator unit. The engine is available with Kia's new 'clutch-by-wire' intelligent Manual Transmission or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
EcoDynamics+ models are also available with Kia's new intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT). The 'clutch-by-wire' system contributes to the mild-hybrid system's greater fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions, while retaining the driver engagement of a conventional manual transmission.
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