The production-spec Kia Sonet has been spied sans camouflage on Indian roads. The SUV will launch in our market by next month.
Last week, Kia, the Korean premium carmaker, revealed the production-spec Sonet in India. The SUV was first showcased in concept form early this year at the 2020 Auto Expo. Once launched, the all-new sub-4-meter SUV will rival with the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300. A few days back, many of you must have seen how the all-new Kia Sonet looks like on the display floor. Here, however, are the images of the SUV in the real-world conditions as the production-spec model of the SUV was recently spotted parked on a public road.
The orange colour shade makes the SUV a bigger attention-grabber than even the red shade we saw at the Kia studio. In terms of dimensions, Kia Sonet is quite compact as it measures less than 4-metre in length. The all-new Kia Sonet is based on Hyundai Venue’s platform but offers totally different design, more features and a wider trim range as compared to the donor vehicle.
The SUV will launch in India next month and is expected to be priced aggressively. The upcoming Kia Sonet will be the most affordable car in the automaker’s line-up. Talking about some main highlights of the SUV, it’ll feature a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system along with a premium Bose sound system. The same infotainment unit does duties in the Kia Seltos.
This feature will surely attract a lot of potential buyers. It’ll also get an electric sunroof while the cabin of the SUV is all-black for the GT Line range, which enhances the sportiness quotient of the car. The all-new Kia Sonet will also come loaded with a lot of luxury features like Ventilated seats, ambient lighting, 360-degree camera and remote car start. The upcoming Kia SUV will be the most feature-rich car in its segment. Mechanically, it’ll derive power from three different motors, out of which two will sip petrol - a 1.2-litre naturally-aspiarated motor and 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor. The former will produce 82bhp of power and 114 Nm of torque, while the latter will churn out power and torque outputs of 118bhp and 172 Nm, respectively.
The NA petrol engine will come mated to a 5-speed MT as standard, while the turbocharged motor will be available with three engine options- 6-speed MT, 6-speed IMT and a 7-speed DCT. The SUV will also be offered with a 1.5-litre diesel engine, which develops 98.6bhp of peak power and 240 Nm of twisting force. Transmission duties will be done by a 6-speed MT and 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox.