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Currently on my second Niro HEV. I like it but would certainly go for the same set up in a stonic given the better styling.
 

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New Stonic model coming soon according to email from Kia.
 

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I suspect the architecture of the Stonic just cannot accommodate the larger battery of an PHEV (as opposed in a MHEV). It may be that the platform is just too small, even when a revised Rio/Stonic one comes along in the next few years. As far as I know, the new Hyundai i20 will not come with a 'proper' hybrid powertrian, so KIA's variant of the platform will probably not either.
 

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Mild hybrid is really a pointless bow to try to avoid the emissions fines. Would be far better to go for the HEV Not exactly going to take up much more room.

I picked this as they use the best colour :)
 
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