The Upcoming KIA Stonic For Pakistan Will Feature THESE Engine Options [DETAILED]
According to experts, Pakistani car buyers prefer a reliable and pocket-friendly vehicle in terms of running cost.
The launch of the new subcompact SUV Kia Stonic is right around the corner, and the auto company Kia Lucky Motors (KLM) is under the spotlight. Car enthusiasts are excited for the vehicle’s launch as not much has been revealed about the Pakistani version of the SUV in detail. Recently, reports have unveiled the engine details of the Kia Stonic.
Here is everything sources have unveiled about Kia Stonic’s Engine till now:
According to sources, Pakistan will receive a 1.4 liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine for the Kia Stonic’s top variant. The engine makes 100 horsepower, 134 Newton-meters of torque, and is mated to an automatic gearbox. On the other hand, the base variant of the Kia Stonic will likely be sold with a 1.2 liter naturally aspirated 4-cylinder petrol engine. However, no further details have been shared by the auto company yet.
According to experts, Pakistani car buyers prefer a reliable and pocket-friendly vehicle in terms of running cost. Naturally aspirated engines have been tried and tested in the Pakistani market and have proven to be a favorable choice.
Reports state that KLM initially intended the Stonic to feature a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine. Experts believe that the auto company made a wise decision by not offering the turbocharged engine for the Pakistani market.
Naturally aspirated engine Vs Turbocharged engine
A naturally aspirated engine, also known as a normally aspirated engine or NA, is an internal combustion engine in which air intake depends solely on atmospheric pressure and does not have forced induction through a turbocharger or a supercharger. The benefit of a naturally aspirated engine is that they are in general more reliable than forced induction engines, or engines that rely on a turbo or supercharger. The big drawback is that to have a high-output naturally aspirated car usually means having a large, heavy, and petrol guzzling engine.
On the other hand, a turbocharged engine essentially uses turbine power and forced induction to push extra compressed air into a vehicle engine’s combustion chamber. This is where that “boost” in power comes from – the extra fuel combusting at a faster rate than a normally-aspirated engine. It should be noted that the turbocharged engines are much more responsive and exciting due to the power and torque bump over the naturally aspirated engines. However, these engines are not suited for Pakistan as they are expensive to run and require more maintenance than a naturally aspirated engine.
To sum up, considering that the upcoming vehicle is being launched to please the subcompact family sedan buyers, the naturally aspirated engine choices fit the Kia Stonic best.
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