Ahead of the launch, the Kia Sonet HTX IMT was recently seen inside and out, thereby revealing details of its equipment level
Kia Sonet will be offered in a total of 6 trim options. We recently reported that the range-topping GTX+ trim has garnered the most number of bookings till date, as revealed by a Kia dealership. A big reason for that is the long feature list it boasts of. Talking of the lower trim options, they aren’t kept away from the features either. They too get loads of equipment on board. Recently, a prospective Kia Sonet owner – Vishal Rajput posted the pictures of the high-end HTX IMT variant on a social media platform. These pictures reveal a lot of information about the HTX trim. They also give an idea of what are the differences the mid-spec HTX and top-spec HTX+ variants.
To start with, the HTX variant misses out on the 16-inch alloy wheels that range-topping trims come with. It gets a set of stylized wheels, instead. Apart from getting a set of different rims, the HTX trim is exactly similar to the HTX+ variant from the outside. On the inside, however, it fails to get the big 10.25-inch infotainment unit. But it does the job with the smaller 8-inch unit. Also, it gets a 4-speaker and 2-tweeter setup.
On the contrary, the HTX+ trim gets a Bose sound system with 4 speakers, 2 tweeters, and a subwoofer. Furthermore, the HTX variant gets a 3.5-inch mono-colour TFT LCD for the MID in comparison to the 4-inch multi-colour screen seen on the higher trims. Also, it misses out on ventilated front seats, smart air purifier, and side and curtain airbags.
Talking of the features that are in common between the lesser HTX and higher HTX+ trims, there are many. The list includes an electronic sunroof, automatic climate control, full-LED headlamps, remote engine start, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, leather upholstery for seats and D-cut steering wheel, smart-key with push-button start-stop system, cruise control, shark fin antenna, and reverse parking camera with dynamic guidelines.
The powertrain and drivetrain options for the HTX and HTX+ trims remain the same. These variants can be had with either a 1.0L turbocharged petrol motor with a 6-speed iMT or a 1.5L turbo-diesel engine with a 6-speed MT. The option of a 7-speed DCT with the 1.0L turbo-petrol unit and 6-speed AT with the 1.5L oil burner remains exclusive to the GTX+ trim. The 1.2L N/A petrol engine, on the other hand, can only be had in the HTE trim.