Kia Sonet has been spotted parked alongside the Seltos for the first time ever. Take a look at the pictures here and see how they differ from each other.
Kia is making it big to the headlines with the upcoming Sonet, which will go on sale by next month. The sub-4m compact-SUV recently broke the record for highest single-day bookings by recording 6,523 bookings on the first day itself. One can book a Sonet against a sum of Rs. 25,000 by visiting any Kia dealership across the country. The Sonet will sit below the Seltos in Kia’s vehicle line-up. Nevertheless, it borrows a lot of design elements and parts from its elder sibling – Seltos. However, this is the first time that both of these cars have been snapped parked alongside each other. Even a short glance at the images is enough to understand that Seltos is the bigger car here.
Talking of dimensions, the Seltos is the longer, wider, and taller car than the Sonet. In comparison to the Sonet, the Seltos is longer by 320 mm, wider by 10 mm, and taller by 20 mm. Also, the Seltos boasts of a longer wheelbase of 2,610 mm, while the Sonet’s wheelbase measures at 2,500 mm only. It is similar to the Venue’s, which it borrows its underpinnings from.
On the design front, both of these SUVs get Kia-signature tiger-nose grille at the front. Wherein the Seltos gets big swept-back headlamps, the Sonet gets sleeker units. Interestingly, Kia uses LED lighting elements on both cars. From the rear, the Seltos looks quite plain, but the Sonet sports a flashy design with a reflector adjoining the tail lamps.
The interior of both Sonet and Seltos come loaded to the gills. They do share a lot of parts in common. The multi-function steering wheel, 10.25-inch touchscreen display, and a lot of buttons are a direct lift from the bigger Seltos on the lesser Sonet. However, it gets an all-digital instrument cluster, which is not available on the Seltos. Talking of the creature comfort, both of these Kia SUVs get a plethora of features onboard, like automatic climate control, cruise control, electronic sunroof, wireless charging pad for mobile phone, Bose sound system, ventilated front seats, and more.