Stonic Mixx adds flair to the popular SUV range
Kia’s popular Stonic range has been widened with a bright new highly-specified special edition model – the Stonic ‘Mixx’.
Powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDi engine, developing 118bhp at 6,000rpm and 171Nm of torque between 1,500 and 4,000rpm, the Stonic ‘Mixx’ is finished in a particularly eye-catching combination of Clear White paintwork with an orange roof. Inside, unique black cloth and grey faux leather upholstery with orange accents is combined with a lower centre console and display screen surround finished in orange trim.
Standard equipment on the Stonic ‘Mixx’ includes 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, front and rear electric windows, privacy glass for the rear windows and tailgate, reversing camera system with dynamic guidelines, a D-cut perforated leather steering wheel, satin chrome interior door handles and a six-speaker audio system with 7.0-inch touchscreen display with DAB radio, RDS, MP3 compatibility and Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM. Bi-function projection headlights with static bending and LED daytime running lights deliver a stylish look, along with LED rear combination lights.
The combined fuel economy figure for both the manual and DCT automatic is 46.3mpg (WLTP), while emitting 130 g/km of CO2 for the manual version and 120g/km with the DCT automatic transmission (NEDC 2.0). Acceleration to 60mph is achieved in 9.9 seconds for the manual and 10.2 seconds for the DCT automatic, with a top speed of 114 and 115mph, respectively.
Key signature design elements such as the ‘tiger-nose’ front grille, distinctive C-pillar, straight lines and smooth surfaces ensure that Stonic Mixx is instantly recognisable as a member of the modern Kia family.
The horizontal theme evident in the exterior styling is repeated in the cabin, emphasising width and space. The number of buttons and switches has been kept to a minimum to give a neater look and greater functionality. The Mixx follows the Stonic range in offering USB ports front and rear so that mobile devices can be charged from any seat.
Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management are standard. All versions also have Hill-start Assist to prevent the car from rolling backwards when setting off on steep inclines.
Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning are standard. High Beam Assist, will automatically switch the car between dipped and full beam according to the traffic around it and the local street lighting.
The internal sound system will not disappoint with steering wheel-mounted audio controls, 60:40 sound split between front and rear seats complete with a six-speaker audio system.
The Stonic Mixx adds a smart key entry system and engine start/stop button, stainless steel pedals, black cloth and grey faux leather upholstery with colour accents, automatic air conditioning, LED rear lights, privacy glass on the rear side windows and tailgate, heated front seats, chrome window trims and interior door handles.
ISG, Kia’s engine stop/start system to ensure no fuel is wasted and no emissions are pumped into the air when the car is stationary, are standard. All versions are paired with a six-speed manual transmission and are front-wheel drive.
The steering response is immediate on twisting and often narrow roads, coupled with unshakeable stability at high motorway speeds and a smooth ride even on the varied and often neglected surfaces found throughout Europe.
In common with all Kias, the Stonic Mixx has the best warranty in the business – a seven-year/100,000-mile declaration of faith in the reliability and quality of the car, covering all labour and parts except those subject to normal wear and tear.
The Stonic Mixx is a welcome addition to the already popular Stonic range.
To book your test drive contact 01900 608000 or visit Walkingshaw, Joseph Noble Road, Workington, CA14 4JH