The article is going to give you the list of 0-100 kmph acceleration time of the Kia Sonet for each of its variants. Unsurprisingly, the Kia Sonet Turbo-petrol with 7-step DCT is the fastest of the lot.
While almost everyone has been so excited for the imminent launch of Kia Sonet in the Indian market, people can’t wait to see how the Sonet SUV could perform in real-life driving condition. Although the Kia Sonet and Hyundai Venue are identical underneath the bonnet, the Sonet seems to go a step further than the Venue sibling by introducing a torque converter automatic transmission with its diesel variant. A couple of days back, the features and specs of the Kia Sonet have been leaked while the variant-wise price of the Sonet car has been suggested by dealerships. Now, IndiaAuto gets the 0 – 100 kmph acceleration time of the Kia Sonet for each variant.
Before we go straight into how long it takes the Kia Sonet to sprint from 0 – 100 kph, let’s have a quick recap of the powertrain options available on the sub-4m SUV. Powering the all-new Kia Sonet is a familiar 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine that churns out 83 BHP/ 115 Nm of torque.
1.5-litre Diesel Manual
1.5-litre Diesel Automatic
6-speed iMT / 7-speed DCT
0 - 100 kmph acceleration
11.3 seconds (DCT) / 12.3 seconds
There’s also a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine that develops 120 BHP/ 172 Nm of torque. While the earlier 1.2-litre NA engine just comes mated to a 5-speed MT, the latter can be had with either a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT gearbox. Lastly, the Kia Sonet also employs a 1.5-litre diesel engine option that comes in two states of tune – 115 HP/ 250 Nm paired with a 6-speed AT along with 100 HP/ 240 Nm coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission.
Speak of the exact 0 – 100 kph acceleration time each of Kia Sonet variants, the Sonet Turbo-petrol with 7-speed DCT takes around 11.3 seconds to do the sprint hence it is the fastest variant of the lot. Obviously, the 1.2-litre petrol model combined with a 5-speed MT is the slowest model with 13.3 seconds.
Interestingly enough, the Kia Sonet Turbo-petrol iMT shares the same 0 – 100 kmph time with the Kia Sonet 1.5 Diesel – MT variant, be it 12.3 seconds. The 1.5-litre Diesel – AT variant is the torquiest of the range and is only less powerful than the 1.0-litre turbocharged version by a small margin though, it still takes 11.8 seconds to accelerate to 100 kmph from a standstill.
When comparing the Kia Sonet vs its rivals like Maruti Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford Ecopsort in regards to the power and torque figures, the Sonet again stands quite well against others in the segment. The upcoming Kia car is only less powerful than the Ford Ecopsort (122 HP/ 149 Nm) and Mahindra XUV300 (110 HP/ 200 Nm) by a marginal level. If you are wondering if you should wait for Kia Sonet or go-ahead for its established rivals, we totally recommend that the Sonet SUV is worth a wait. The 2020 Kia Sonet will see its market launch in September of the year with the prices estimated at around Rs 8 – 13 lakh (ex-showroom).