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Hello All,

So as it is when you buy a new car, you join the appropriate forum and it looks like I am in the right place!

It also seems that I am almost the only one in this country that loves the Kia Stonic. I have only see one other Stonic on the road since they were released in 2017 so I must have strange car taste for German standards. Or they are all too busy buying BMWs and Audis

I love my new Kia and I think it is completely and utterly awesome. Anyone else have one? If not, what do you have?

Come and say hello!

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Hello All,

So as it is when you buy a new car, you join the appropriate forum and it looks like I am in the right place!

It also seems that I am almost the only one in this country that loves the Kia Stonic. I have only see one other Stonic on the road since they were released in 2017 so I must have strange car taste for German standards. Or they are all too busy buying BMWs and Audis

I love my new Kia and I think it is completely and utterly awesome. Anyone else have one? If not, what do you have?

Come and say hello!
Welcome.

What markets have the Stonic?

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It didn't start selling in Europe till late in Aug 2017 where they only sold 169 in Europe, Sept it jumped to 1,338, Oct - 2,960, Nov. - 4,106, Dec - 3,173.

They have sold 52,547 units In Europe for 2018 (to the end of November) so it's done very well vs some of the other Kia models. It's going to take a long time to catch up to (visual wise) to models that have been selling for decades in Europe. Kia's best selling model in Europe is the Sportage, that sold 117,199 units in Europe in 2018 (end of Nov).

It's main market is Europe with some very small sales in Eastern Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. The next largest market is their home market in South Korea where this model has replaced the Pride/Rio. However, that model is still sold in Europe while they have sold 40,702 in 2018 (to the end of November). It uses the Rio platform.

Unfortunately the Stonic is not sold in Canada and the US, they sell the Rio instead.

As you can see from my Drives info that I own a Soul (my second one).
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What markets have the Stonic?

I think it is Europe-wide but it is only really popular in a handful of countries.
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