I don’t want to get too caught up in the numbers of it all, but the compact SUV is an incredibly important market right now. In fact, it’s set to double in size to two million units by the time 2020 rolls around.

Now, with numbers like that, you’d be stupid not to make one, but what started out as a product designed just for Europe, impressed everyone in Kia’s home market so much that it’s now being rolled out there, too.

Let’s get the name out of the way first – Stonic is apparently a contraction of ‘speedy’ and ‘tonic’, and although the car itself is based on the Rio hatchback, that’s no bad thing in our book…