The Kia Sonet has emerged as one of the best selling compact SUVs in the Indian auto market. Today we came across this Sonet GTX which gets fetching alloys and a new dual-tone paint scheme.
The Kia Sonet proved to be an instant success for the South Korean automaker when it launched in August last year. Kia had already been off to a positive start in the Indian auto market with its Seltos SUV, which led to high expectations for the Sonet. It didn’t disappoint as it eye-catching prices, feature-packed trim levels, and aggressive design language led to it selling over 20,000 units within the first couple of months of its launch. When you realize that the compact SUV segment it competes in is crowded with rivals like the Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite, Hyundai Venue, and the just-launched Renault Kiger, it is even more impressive. Today we came across this Kia Sonet GTX which gets a new paint job and alloys.
The pictures of this top-of-the-line Kia Sonet GTX Line has been uploaded by officialkiasonet on Instagram, and it gets a few but noticeable visual changes. It now gets a dual-tone paint scheme with the wing mirrors and the roof getting the same red shade that the GTX uses on its lower grille and doors. There’s also red inserts on the stock grille to make it more noticeable from the front. This Sonet also comes with a new set of aftermarket alloys with a dual 5-spoke design in a shade of black and silver.
The wheels also look to be bigger, since the stock Sonet comes with 16-inch wheels on the higher trim levels, these look to be at least 17-inches. Other than the dual-tone paint job and the alloys, modifications are kept to a minimum in this Kia Sonet. Overall, these mods make a good job in differentiating the GTX from the other trim levels.
You can buy the Kia Sonet with the choice of 2 petrol or 1 diesel engine. The 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 83 PS/115 Nm of peak figures and is paired with a 5-speed manual while the 1.0 turbo-petrol makes 120 PS/172 Nm of peak figures and can be paired to a 6-speed iMT or 7-speed DCT. The oil-burner is a 1.5-litre unit which comes in two states of tune, 100PS/240 Nm or 115 PS/250 Nm. There are two transmission choices, a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.
Prices for the Kia Sonet HTK+ range between Rs 8.45 lakh – Rs 10.49 lakh depending on which engine and gearbox pairing you go for, do note all prices are ex-showroom.