Ready-to-deliver Kia Sonet has been snapped at a dealership yard. This one, however, is the GTX+ trim of the compact-SUV.
Kia Sonet is creating quite a buzz around the Indian masses for its styling and features. The sub-4m compact-SUV is likely to go on sale by next month. We recently reported that production of Kia Sonet is in full swing, and it was recently spotted at a dealership. While that was said to be a display model, but this time around, a GTX+ trim of the Sonet is spotted at a dealer stockyard, and it seems to be a part of customer stock. These images came to us via Shami D Rebel. In the pictures, it can be seen that the GT line variant gets red inserts at places. Also, it gets an all-black theme for the interior, which looks quite upmarket.
The seats and the steering wheel of this particular Sonet are covered, hinting towards this being ready for delivery. Thus, we can expect the launch to be just around the corner. The Sonet borrows its underpinnings from the Hyundai Venue but hardly looks like one. It feels more like Seltos, instead.
The red thread work on the interior is inspired by the Seltos GT Line’s interior. Plus, red accents on the exterior design elements, like the front bumper, side cladding, rear bumper, hub caps, and brake callipers, give it a sporty appeal. Like the Seltos, it features badging for the automatic transmission on its right-hand-side front fender.
On the inside, the Sonet will come loaded to the gills with a slew of features. It will get the biggest touchscreen infotainment screen in its segment, measuring at 10.25 inches. Other noticeable features include ventilated front seats, steering-mounted paddle shifters, UVO Connect with 57 connected car features, wireless phone charging pad, air purifier, all-digital instrument cluster, electronic sunroof and more.
Talking of the powertrain options, Sonet will be sold with 3 engine options – 1.2L petrol, 1.0L turbo-petrol, 1.5L turbo-diesel. The 4-cylinder 1.2L naturally-aspirated petrol motor will churn out 83 PS/113 Nm, whereas the 3-cylinder 1.0L turbo-charged petrol motor will put out 120 PS/172 Nm. The oil burner will be offered in 2 states of tune. The VGT equipped setup in the GT Line trims will develop 115 PS/250 Nm, while the one equipped with fixed-geometry turbo in the Tech Line trim will churn out 100 PS/240 Nm. The transmission options on the Sonet will include a 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT, 6-speed AT, 6-speed iMT, and 7-speed DCT.