Kia Motors will launch the hotly anticipated Kia Sonet in India today. We've already driven the new sub-four-metre† SUV and have come away impressed. The Sonet will come in both GT Line and Tech Line version with numerous engine options being offered on each version. Stay tuned to find out more about the Sonet's prices.
Prices are out! The Kia Sonet is priced introductorily from Rs 6.71 lakh
Kia Sonet has been most popular in its GTX+ GT variant with the diesel auto and turbo-petrol iMT
Here are the fuel efficiency figures of the Kia Sonet
The Kia Sonet has been developed for the indian market but will be exported to over 70 countries
Kia Sonet has reached over 25,000 bookings already. Kia is adding 1k bookings each day and got over 6.5k booking in one day. Kia is on track to make these deliveries with no supply chain delays due to COVID, and a second shift at its plant
The Kia Sonet has over 30 segment-first features
Stay tuned! Kia Motors says India is one of its more important markets and has been very successful. It is the fastest to reach 1 lakh sales and has sold over 60k connected cars
The Kia Sonet will also come with one of the widest selections of engines and gearboxes. There will be two 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 will be paired with two gearboxes, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic and the new iMT clutchless manual that recently debuted in the Venue.
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 will also be paired with a torque converter automatic, a segment first. In this iteration, the diesel Sonet puts out 115PS and 250 Nm.
The Kia Sonet enters a very crowded sub-four-metre SUV space. Check out the last time we drove all its peers here
For a quicker fix check out our video review of all the Kia Sonet variants below
If a sprightly turbo-petrol interests you more, we've had a go in the Kia Sonet 1.0 TGDi with both the iMT and the DCT. Read it here.
We've already driven the Kia Sonet GT Line with the diesel automatic and the Kia Sonet Tech Line with the diesel manual. Read the 2020 Kia Sonet diesel auto and manual road test review
There is a vast list of Kia Sonet features, including many segment-firsts. This includes a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment with navigation and live traffic, air purifier, Bose seven-speaker audio system, ventilated driver and front passenger seat, multiple drive and traction modes, wireless smartphone charger with cooling and the UVO suite of 57 connected-car features that include remote engine start and cooling for both manual/automatic versions. Boot space in 392 litres.
Bookings for the Kia Sonet have already begun in India which can be made at dealerships or on the Kia India website for Rs 25,000.