Kia Sonet-one of the most anticipated cars from the Kia Motors’ garage was launched on Friday. Sonet is third car from the Kia Motors India. It was first showcased in concept form at Auto Expo 2020 in February.
Kia Motors on Friday launched the much awaited subcompact SUV Sonet in the Indian market starting at an introductory price of ₹6.71 lakh for the base HTE variant, extending up to ₹11.99 lakh for the top of the line GTX+ variant.
The exterior comprises of a sleek front fascia with the signature Tiger Nose grille and sharp headlamps with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights. The bumper has faux air vents and central hexagonal air inlets and a deep fog lamp housing.The ground clearance of kia sonet is 205 mm.
Sonet is the third product to join the Kia Motors India’s portfolio after the popular Seltos and Carnival luxury MPV.It has been positioned in the hotly contested sub-4 metre SUV space alongside Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue ,Toyota Urban cruiser and Mahindra XUV300.
The Sonet will be made available in two trims concept – Tech Line trim and GT Line trim – as previously seen with the Seltos. While the Tech Line has been reserved for the lower and mid-spec variants, the GT Line will be added on to the top-spec variant.
The Sonet will feature two petrol engine options – the Smartstream 1.2-litre and the performance-oriented 1.0-litre Turbo GDi . In addition to these, there will also be a 1.5-litre diesel engine unit. The transmission options will be aplenty. There will be a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic, and a 7-speed DCT. A clucthless transmission option in the form of 6iMT will also be available. For the record, the 6iMT is also found on the Hyundai Venue.