Kia Sonet To Come With Same Oil Burner As Kia Seltos

by Mohammed Burman | 21/08/2020
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The Kia Sonet was revealed earlier this month. It shares the platform and most of its engine options with the Hyundai Venue, but even gets the same diesel engine option as the Kia Seltos.

On August 7, Kia Motors India unveiled the production-spec Kia Sonet. The new compact SUV shares its platform and the motor options with the Hyundai Venue. Noteworthily, the upcoming sub-compact-SUV will come with all the motor and transmission options from the Venue while also getting an oil burner from the Kia Seltos. Refer to the table below for a detailed representation of the Kia Sonet specifications.


Maximum Power

Peak Torque


1.2-litre petrol

83 PS

 115 Nm

 5-speed MT

1.0-litre turbo petrol

 120 PS

 172 Nm

 6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT

1.5-litre turbo diesel

 100 PS

 240 Nm

 6-speed MT

1.5-litre turbo diesel

 115 PS

 250 Nm

 6-speed AT


Both of the Hyundai Venue and the Hyundai Creta are powered by the same 1.5-litre oil burner but in different states of tune. For the Venue, the oil burner generates 100 PS against 240 Nm and is mated to a 6-speed MT. Meanwhile, for the Creta, the diesel unit delivers 115 PS against 250 Nm and is coupled with a 6-speed AT.



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In the meantime, the Kia Sonet will also receive its power from a 1.5-litre oil unit but in both states of tunes. While the 100PS/240 Nm of this motor will come with a 6-speed manual transmission; the 115PS/250 Nm one will be offered with a 6-speed AT. The noteworthy fact is that unlike the Seltos, the Kia Sonet will not get the 115 PS/250 Nm 1.5-litre diesel motor for the manual version.

kia sonet brochure front three quarters

The Kia Sonet comes with a 1.5-litre oil burner which is available in two states of tunes.



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Besides, the upcoming Kia compact SUV will also keep under its hood two petrol motors. The first one is a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated gasoline burner which can deliver 83 PS against 115 Nm and is paired with a 5-speed MT unit. The more powerful one is a 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor which can produce 120 PS against 172 Nm and is mated to a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT. The Kia Sonet comes with an FWD system in all variants with the AWD system not being available even as an option.

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