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Car sales November 2020: Kia Sonet becomes bestselling compact SUV again

Tuhin Guha Published: December 01, 2020, 02:16 PM IST

The Kia Sonet has been the best selling sub-four-metre SUV in India during November 2020. The Sonet has trounced it's twin, the Venue, to this position after the Hyundai posted marginally better sales numbers in October.

The good showing of the Sonet has meant that Kia Motors India sold 50 per cent more cars than last year for the same month. The Korean brand sold 21,022 cars in November 2020. Of this, the Sonet accounts for 11,417 units. The Kia Seltos has continued its sales success, with 9,205 units sold in the past month. But with the exceptional sales success that Tata Motors has enjoyed recently, Kia has remained the fourth largest carmaker in India.

Prices for the Kia Sonet sub-four-metre SUV start from Rs 6.71 lakh for the base HTE Tech Line petrol manual and go up to Rs 11.99 for the top GTX+ GT Line diesel manual. Prices for the iMT turbo petrol start from Rs 9.49 lakh. The Kia Sonet diesel manual will set you back at least Rs 8.05 lakh.

The Kia Sonet comes withtwo petrol engines and one diesel motor on offer.  One of the petrols is the Kappa T-GDI 1.0-litre turbo. This three-cylinder motor makes 120PSout 1 and 172Nm. This is paired with two gearboxes, a  seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and the iMT clutchless manual.

The other petrol motor, for lower-spec cars, is the 1.2-litre petrol with 83PS and 116Nm, paired with a five-speed manual. The single diesel option is the 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel motor which puts out 100PS and 240Nm, paired with a six-speed manual. The diesel engine can also be paired with a torque converter automatic, a segment first. In this iteration, the diesel Kia Sonet puts out 115PS and 250 Nm.

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 6.71 Lakhs
Displacement
1493cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
83
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.89 Lakhs
Displacement
1497cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
250
Mileage
20.8 Kmpl
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