So, what will it cost to buy a Stonic and what will you get for the money? Well, let's see. Most buyers choose this car with Kia's popular mid-level '2'-spec trim, list pricing for which will probably see you paying somewhere in the £16,500 to £18,500 bracket.
In theory, three engines are on offer, but only 8% of buyers are expected to opt for the entry-level 98bhp 1.4-litre MPi variant with its relatively inefficient old-tech petrol unit. You can see why. Only around £800 more gets you a much perkier, cleaner and more frugal petrol lump beneath the bonnet, the 118bhp 1.0-litre T-GDi turbo petrol unit we tried, which is expected to account for nearly 60% of sales and is available with an automatic transmission option.
If you're wondering how much extra it costs to trade up from the Kia Rio supermini this car is based upon, well it's difficult to give you a definitive answer on that because the two cars have slightly different engine line-ups. The Rio isn't offered with this car's 1.6-litre diesel engine and mostly offers the Stonic's 118bhp 1.0 T-GDI petrol unit in its lower-output 99bhp guise. Where direct comparisons between the two models can be made, the premium to move up to this little SUV is between £1,500 to £1,700.