2020 Kia Stonic facelift: Mild hybrid options & new driver assistance tech

There aren’t many design changes with the 2020 Kia Stonic facelift, but the city SUV now has optional mild hybrid powertrains and extra safety technology.

The 48V mild hybrid powertrains have 1L turbo I3 with either 74kW (99hp) or 88kW (118hp), and clutch by wire manual or 7-speed DCT. The engine can “sail” or switch off at speeds up to 125km/h (77mph), and restart when the accelerator, brake or clutch is used.

There’s also a non-hybrid version of the 74kW (99hp) 1L turbo I3 with a 6-speed manual or 7-speed DCT, and a 1.2L naturally aspirated dual port injection engine with 62kW (83hp).

The Stonic also has new full LED headlamps, and a larger 8″ touchscreen infotainment standard on all models.