Whatever about the name, the Kia Stonic is an interesting addition to the burgeoning small crossover car market. Like other Korean cars it has a good level of standard equipment, with the entry-level 1.2 having a seven inch infotainment screen, Bluetooth, 15" alloy wheels, a spare wheel, darkened rear glass, a speed limiter and cruise control all included in the €18,599 price. The more you pay for the four trim levels the more equipment you get.

There will be four engine choices - three petrol and one diesel. They range from a 1.0 litre petrol to 1.2 and 1.4 litre petrol models and the diesel engine is a 1.6. The 1.0 litre petrol costs €24,599 (it's a more advanced engine with a higher output than the 1.2) and the 1.4 petrol version starts at €21,099. The cheapest diesel version is €23,099.