Read here to know how upcoming Kia Sonet fares against the segment-leading Maruti Vitara Brezza in terms of design, specifications, and features.
Kia Sonet will go on sale in the country on September 18, and it will rival other compact SUVs that are on sale in the market. While the list includes many, but Kia is targeting the most-selling models like the Hyundai Venue and Maruti Vitara Brezza. Since it is a mechanical twin to the former, it will have a tough fight with the latter of the two. But, who wins, at least on the papers? Let’s find it out by having a look on the design, specifications, and features of the two.
Starting with the design first, it is the Sonet that looks fresher and modern here. Vitara Brezza, however, has a timeless design with an old-school approach. On the front, Kia Sonet gets a tiger-nose grille, Heartbeat LED DRLs and a chunky scuff plate. Maruti Vitara Brezza does the job with nice-looking LED projector headlamps with bi-function LED DRLs and a mean-looking scuff plate. From the sides, the Sonet has a modern approach to the design, while the Vitara Brezza does with its boxy proportions. Talking of the rear facet, the Vitara Brezza looks old, but the LED tail lamps look smart, whereas the Sonet’s rear end gets connected tail lamps and a rear diffuser with fake exhausts.
Thus, it is the Sonet that takes the lead in terms of design. If engine specifications are to be considered, Maruti offers the Vitara Brezza with a 1.5L 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol motor only. However, there are 2 gearbox options on offer – 5-speed MT and 4-speed AT. Kia Sonet, on the other hand, gets 3 engine options – 1.2L petrol, 1.0L turbo-petrol, and 1.5L diesel. And, the gearbox options include a 5-speed MT, 6-speed MT, 6-speed iMT, 6-speed AT, and 7-speed DCT. While the Kia Sonet offers more options on the list, it fails to offer a potent substitute to the Vitara Brezza’s petrol power plant.
The feature list on both of these compact SUVs are fairly long, but it is the Sonet that boasts of a longer one. It gets the bigger 10.25-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment system, all-digital instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, UVO Connect, electric sunroof and more. Vitara Brezza misses out on these features, but it gets Maruti’s SmartPlay Studio infotainment unit, cruise control and more. The Vitara Brezza comes loaded with all the essentials that one needs in a car, but it surely misses out on some features that Sonet offers. Overall, it is the Sonet that feels like the better-loaded car between the two.