The Kia Sonet recently made its world debut in India and is slated for launch next month. Recently, variant, colour and specification details of the new model surfaced online
It has by now become quite clear that the Kia Sonet will be available in two trims: Tech Line and GT Line. Also, multiple motor-transmission options will be offered. The new model will borrow engines and powertrains from the Hyundai Venue. Accordingly, the motor options of the Kia Sonet will include a 1.2-litre gasoline burner, a 1.0-litre direct-injection turbo petrol motor and a 1.5-litre turbo oil unit. Additionally, the compact SUV will even get the more powerful version of the 1.5-litre diesel motor, which is currently used in the Seltos.
Five transmission options will be available including a 5-speed MT, a 6-speed MT, an iMT, a torque converter AT, and a dual-clutch automatic transmission. The iMT, a clutchless manual transmission, has recently been introduced on the Hyundai Venue. Although the Sonet shares the engine and transmission options with the Hyundai Venue, there is a slight difference in the fuel mileage figures of the two vehicles.
The Kia Sonet will be available with up to eleven exterior colour options (seven monotone and three dual-tone paint schemes), which vary depending on the variants. These include Intelligency Blue, Punchy Orange, Aurora Black Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Grey, Glacier White Pearl, Glacier White with Black roof, Intense Red, Intense Red with Black Roof, Beige Gold, Beige Gold with Black roof.
As regards the features, the Kia Sonet will be equipped with the segment-largest 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 7-speaker Bose sound unit, Kia’s UVO connectivity suite, automatic climate control, cooled wireless charging, ventilated front seats, etc. In the safety front, the SUV is expected to be packed with six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, a tyre pressure monitor, hill-holder, brake assist, vehicle stability management, etc.