Kia Sonet will be offered in a total of 6 variants. However, it is the top-spec GTX+ trim that is garnering a lot of bookings. Read the complete report here.
Kia Sonet will soon go on sale in the country as the highly awaited model is slated to launch in India on September 18. As the launch date nears, Kia has begun dispatching the customer units to the dealers. As revealed by a Kia dealership staffer, out of all the units they will be getting, 3/4th of the total units are the GTX Plus trims. Meanwhile, only 1/4th of the total dispatch comprises of low-end or mid-spec variants. This is owing to the high demand for the top-spec, GTX Plus trim.
While we couldn't ascertain the exact reason for the higher demand for the GT Line variant, a reason for it could be the additional bells and whistles and the sporty decor it offers. It must be noted here that the GTX Plus features an all-black cabin and several red inserts that enhance the already high visual appeal of the new sub-compact-SUV.
There's no denying the great buzz that the Kia Sonet has created. It even shattered the record for registering the highest number of bookings in a day on the first day itself. Also, Kia should be appreciated for the efforts they have roped in to make the Sonet a distinctive option in the segment. It certainly looks good on the outside and surely feels premium on the inside. Also, Kia has plonked in a lot of segment-first features in the Sonet. The list includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system, Bose sound system, Air purifier with AQI display, ventilated front seats and more.
Kia Sonet will be available with 3 engine options – 1.2L Kappa petrol, 1.0L turbo-petrol and 1.5L diesel. The 1.2L unit will belt out a peak power output of 83 PS and 113 Nm of max torque, and it will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission only. The 1.0L turbocharged petrol motor, on the other hand, is capable of putting out 120 PS of peak power and 172 Nm of peak torque. The customers will have the option to choose between a 6-speed iMT and a 6-speed DCT. The 1.5L oil-burner will be offered in two states of tunes – 100 PS/240 Nm and 115 PS/250 Nm. While the former will be available with a 6-speed manual transmission, the latter will only be sold with a 6-speed automatic unit.