The 2025 Kia Stonic: Turbocharged Power and New Features at a Higher Price

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Exciting updates are coming for the Kia Stonic, one of Australia’s most popular and affordable city SUVs. The 2025 model year (MY25) brings significant changes, including a turbocharged engine across all variants and additional features, but these enhancements come with a price increase.

Price Increase and New Features

The most affordable 2025 Kia Stonic will see a price rise of $3170, or 14 per cent, making the new starting price $25,460 plus on-road costs for the 1.0-litre turbo S auto. This is a significant jump from the current $22,290 plus on-road costs for the 1.4-litre non-turbo Stonic S with a six-speed manual gearbox. The drive-away prices are yet to be confirmed, but the current Stonic range starts from $24,990 drive-away.

Engine and Performance

The 2025 update standardizes the GT-Line’s 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder engine across the range. This engine produces 74kW and 172Nm, paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The turbocharged engine’s fuel consumption is rated at 5.4 litres per 100 kilometres, a notable improvement from the 6.7L/100km for the 1.4-litre automatic, and it emits 125g/km of CO2, down from 155g/km.

Enhanced Safety and Convenience Features

All variants of the updated Stonic are expected to come with blind-spot monitoring with Collision Avoidance Assist, a feature previously available only in Europe. Additional standard features will likely include autonomous emergency braking, lane-keep assist, lane-centring assist, a rear-view camera, and parking sensors.

Model-Specific Upgrades

  • Stonic S: Graduates from 15-inch steel wheels with hubcaps to 15-inch alloys, gains power-folding side mirrors, and maintains a 10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • Stonic Sport: Expected to add single-zone automatic climate control and rain-sensing wipers, alongside privacy glass.
  • Stonic GT-Line: May gain heated front seats and part-LED tail-lights, upgrading from the existing all-halogen units.

Phasing Out the 1.4-Litre Engine

Kia Australia paused orders for the existing Stonic S and Sport with the 1.4-litre non-turbo engine late last year to manage back-orders and prepare for the transition to the new turbocharged models. The 1.4-litre engine will be discontinued globally from MY25, leaving the 1.0-litre turbo as the sole powertrain option for the Stonic.

Pricing for the 2025 Kia Stonic in Australia

  • Stonic S 1.0-litre turbo auto: $25,460 (up $1670 vs 1.4-litre auto S)
  • Stonic Sport 1.0-litre turbo auto: $28,590 (up $1800 vs 1.4-litre auto Sport)
  • Stonic GT-Line 1.0-litre turbo auto: $31,780 (up $990)


The 2025 Kia Stonic brings turbocharged power and new features to all its variants, enhancing its appeal in the competitive small SUV market. While the price increase is notable, the added equipment and improved performance make the new Stonic a compelling choice for buyers looking for a modern, efficient, and well-equipped city SUV.

Stay tuned for more details as the updated Kia Stonic hits Tynan Motors showrooms in the coming days.

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