Kia Sonet Celebrates 26% Sales Growth, Outclasses Hyundai Venue and Tata Nexon

by Harish Kumar | 15/11/2020
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Kia Sonet was the second best-selling model in the segment in October 2020, defeats Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and Toyota Urban Cruiser.

Kia Sonet is currently taking a leaf from the Seltos’s book as the all-new compact SUV has enjoyed quite a success shortly after its launch in the Indian space. To recap, Kia achieved a roaring success in India with its very first car, the Seltos SUV which managed to become the best-selling model in its segment in a short span of time. The Sonet now seems to follow the same path. The all-new Kia Sonet was the best-selling compact SUV in its debut month (September 2020) and now becomes the second largest-selling sub-4-m SUV in October.

During last month, Kia managed to sell 11,721 units of the Sonet in India, which means a 26.49 % sales growth on a monthly basis. Though losing out the best-selling title to the Maruti Vitara Brezza, the Kia Sonet has the full potentiality to maintain its top position in the sales chart in the coming months. It’s worth noting that the Kia Sonet has gone on sale for only two months.


October 2020 Sales

October 2019 Sales

Diff (%)

Maruti Vitara Brezza




Kia Sonet




Hyundai Venue




Tata Nexon




Mahindra XUV300




Ford EcoSport




Toyota Urban Cruiser




Honda WR-V



- 20%

With this sales figure, the Kia Sonet stays at the second spot in the sales chart of the sub-four-metre SUV segment. It outperforms many of its biggest rivals like the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford Ecopsort, Mahindra XUV300, Honda WR-V and the recently-launched Toyota Urban Cruiser. The Maruti Vitara Brezza has reclaimed its best-selling position in October 2020 with 1,086 units more than the Sonet’s.

In addition to the stylish look, a compelling feature package is among the biggest reasons leading to the Sonet’s immense success. The Kia car comes with a brilliant list of convenience and comfort features including a largest-in-segment 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and UVO connected car tech, premium Bose sound system, ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, rear AC vents, cabin air purifier and many others.

kia sonet front three quarters

The Kia Sonet is available with three engine options under the bonnet – a 1.2-litre petrol engine making 83 PS and 115 Nm, a 1.5-litre diesel engine delivering two states of tune: 100 PS/ 240 Nm and 115 PS/ 250 Nm along with a punchy 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit which is good for 120 PS of max power and 172 Nm of peak torque. The Sonet also offers a range of transmission options for these engines. While the 1.2-litre petrol mill comes mated to a 5-speed MT, the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor can be had with either a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT unit. Lastly, the 1.5-litre diesel burner gets a choice of 6-speed MT and a 6-speed AT.

The B-SUV segment is seeing the fiercer competition day by day. The Kia Sonet is set to face the new rivalries from many vehicles including the upcoming Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger and new Citroen SUV.

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