Unlike previous reports claiming delay in KIA Sonet Launch, latest updates from Korean auto Major hints that KIA Sonet is launching on time, first time following crossover was showcased at Noida Auto expo in Feb 2020, KIA is planning to launch KIA Sonet with three engine options – 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol, 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol and 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel, as the same time the Automatic variant is expected to be the 7-speed DCT with 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine.
Launch date: Aug 2020
Price: 7-11 Lacs (Ex showroom)
Kia Sonet Features
Like KIA First Model KIA Seltos, the KIA Sonet is also expected to be another major success in sub 4 meter mid SUV segment, its coming equipped with UVO connected car tech,10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system,Bose sound system. Auto AC, LED headlamps and tail lamps, Air purifier, Climate control, Wireless charger, Day time running lights, Android auto and apple car play, Multi information display, Cruise control, Engine Start stop button
KIA Sonet Interior
From inside KIA Sonet have taken lot of design inspirations from big brother KIA Seltos having, Floating touch screen, Multi-function instrument cluster and Redesigned central console
KIA Sonet Safety features
- Six airbags,
- ABS with EBD,
- Rear parking sensors,
- Rear-view camera.
KIA Sonet Concept will be 90% of Production version
The company had confirmed that the Kia Sonet concept, which was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo, is around 90% similar to the production version. The concept had flush door handles, massive alloy wheels and aggressive bumper design. However, the production version will have conventional door handles and regular tyres.
KIA Sonet Launching in Second half of 2020
The Kia Sonet will officially go on sale in the Indian market in August 2020, just before the Diwali. The SUV will rival the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the Mahindra XUV300.
KIA Sonet Based on Hyundai Venue Platform
The upcoming Kia Sonet will be designed and developed on the Hyundai Venue’s platform. However, design of these two SUVs will be entirely different. For people not in the know, Hyundai is the parent company of Kia.
KIA Sonet Intelligent Manual Transmission
This gearbox makes manual driving easy as driver doesn’t need to use the clutch while shifting gears.
KIA Sonet Most Affordable and Smallest SUV by KIA
The Sonet will be Kia’s smallest and the most affordable SUV not just in India but globally. It will also go on sale in select international markets. The SUV is expected to be priced somewhere between Rs 7 lakh and Rs 11 lakh
KIA Sonet 3 ENGINE OPTIONS
- 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol,
- 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol
- 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder diesel.
- Turbo-petrol engine produces 118bhp and 172Nm of torque,
- The naturally aspirated petrol engine offers 83bhp and 113Nm.
- The oil burner is good for 99bhp and 225Nm of torque.
KIA Sonet 10.25 infotainment
The Sonet will be equipped with segment-largest 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which we have already seen on the Seltos and the new Hyundai Creta. This system will be compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
KIA Sonet Design Highlights
Instead of the boxy-design we have seen on the Venue KIA Sonet shall appear like small SUV,having Contrasting black roof, Large tail-lights connected by an LED light bar, Roof-integrated spoiler, Dual-tone bumper, The Sonet has chunkier and more compact styling with modern exterior feature, It gets the Kia’s signature ‘Tiger Nose’ grille, Sculpted bonnet, Sharper LED headlamps, Dual-tone bonnet with meshed grille, Red-accents along with faux skid plates and Prominent roof rails
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