KIA SONET launched on 18th September 2020, price starting from as low as ₹6.71 lakhs. Sonet will share the platform with his parent company car, Hyundai Venue. Talking about placing Kia Sonet, they place the car slightly above the Kia Stonic and near to Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza is currently dominating the segment, and Kia is ready to disrupt the market. Does Kia Sonet is efficient to destroy the sale of Vitara Brezza?
They showcased this SUV Sonet concept in Auto Expo 2020, which was held in Feb.
As mentioned earlier that concept was shown in Auto expo and it was one of the major attractions for visitors. The launch car will be a little different from the concept car, but the original car will be 90% of the concept and specs.
Carmakers have launched the 2 variants in petrol versions. 1.2L engine will produce 83hp and 115nm torque and will come in 5-speed manual transmission whereas the second version will come in 1.0L turbo petrol engine which will generate 120hp and 175nm of torque and will come in either 6speed IMT gearbox or 7-speed DCT automatic. Diesel engine is a 1.5L four cylinder turbocharged unit which will produce 100hp and 240nm torque. If you want a more powerful car than you can go for a 6 speed torque converter automatic gearbox which will produce a whooping power of 115hp and 250nm. Kia Sonet is the first car to offer this in the SUV segment.
Speaking about the exterior of the car, this car is given the bolder design even though it is very different from Hyundai Venue. This type of design is currently trending in the Indian market. Like Kia Stonic, this car comes with their iconic ‘Tiger Grille’. The front part of the car has the sharply designed projector headlamps with LED DRLS, perfectly sculpted bonnet and dual-tone colour in bonnet grille with faux skid plate in the bottom just like we have seen in the Tata HBX Micro SUV. The carmaker has smartly placed the taillights in the rear end of the car which gives a premium look to some extent. We can expect the Sunroof model in Sonet as the car is based on the Hyundai Venue platform.
Kia Sonet will come in 6 trims. Petrol version starts from ₹6.71lakhs to ₹11.99lakhhs and diesel version will be available to customers from ₹8.05lakhs onwards.
Like Kia Seltos and Hyundai Creta, the car will have the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. This system will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Some other features include wireless charging, cruise control, multi-function steering wheel, UVO connect car technology, climate controller, rear-end cameras, Premium sound system BOSE, rear parking sensors, ABS with EBD, 6 airbags and many more features. Kia Sonet has borrowed the styling design from Kia Seltos.
The upcoming Sonet will share the engine with his parent car, Hyundai Venue. As the car will come with BS6 regulations, we expect the Kia Sonet will come with 1L the turbo petrol engine, 1.2L petrol engine and if the company will launch the diesel engine, then it will come in 1.5L diesel engine. 1.2L petrol engine will get the iMT which stands for Intelligent Manual Transmission. This iMT will come with an auto rev-matching the function which allows the driver to change the gear without using the clutch. Sport model of the car will come with DCT transmission 1L turbo petrol engine.
The list includes his parent company car Hyundai Venue, market dominant Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, famous Ford EcoSport are the few names.
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