Take a look at this virtual test drive experience of Kia Sonet GT Line. However, this has been down in a video game.
Kia Sonet is one of the most anticipated cars that are soon going to be launched in the Indian market. It will compete in the hotly-contested sub-4m compact-SUV space in the country. Based on the Hyundai Venue, Kia Sonet adopts a lot of design cues from its elder sibling – Seltos. While the Sonet has already been unveiled, none has driven it yet. Media drive exercise of the compact-SUV will take place around the launch date only. However, here’s a video, where a gentleman can be seen driving a Sonet without any hesitation of getting caught by Kia officials or automotive paparazzi. Don’t you folks worry; since this has been done in a video game, where a gamer has neatly introduced the Sonet in the game as a vehicle mod.
This video shows over half a dozen Sonets loaded in an aircraft, from where the player unloads one. He then drives the car in and around the town in the game. Also, he goes to a car customization shop where he changes the colour of the car. Interesting, isn’t it? For sure it is. This has been done in the GTA-5 video game, which is quite a famous game around global gaming fraternity. The game offers the leverage of introducing new cars via the option of mods. The Sonet in the gameplay looks identical to the original car. It continues to get a sunroof as well. Interestingly, it is the left-hand-drive version of the Sonet.
If media reports are to go by, Kia Sonet will be launched in the country on September 18. Kia will offer the Sonet in a total of 3 engine options. The first on the list will be a 1.2L N/A petrol unit that will push out 83 PS/113 Nm of rated output. It will come mated to a 5-speed MT only. Next will be a 1.0L 3-pot turbo-petrol motor, pushing out 120 PS/172 Nm. It will be offered with 2 transmission options – 6-speed iMT and 7-speed DCT. The last on the list is a 1.5L oil burner that will be offered in two states of tune – 100 PS/240 Nm and 115 PS/250 Nm. The former will be offered with a 6-speed MT, while the powerful iteration will be available with the 6-speed AT only.