Kia Sonet Launched in India: Price, Features, and Design

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Kia has recently launched the Sonet compact SUV in India today. The Kia Sonet smaller SUV was first displayed as an idea at the 2020 Auto Expo in February and from that point forward, has been one of the most discussed vehicles in India. As of late, Kia had additionally delivered the secrets of the Sonet and having perceived how the creation prepared model appears as though, it is clear that it follows a forceful plan language and is maybe a standout amongst other glancing minimal SUVs in India. Kia Sonet SUV has been dispatched in India at ₹6.71 lakh for the entry level HTE variation with the 1.2-liter petroleum motor. Kia Sonet Turbo, then again, begins from ₹9.49 lakh while Sonet diesel model’s cost in India begins from ₹8.05 lakh.

This is the third vehicle that is being dispatched by Kia Motors in India. Despite the fact that it utilizes Hyundai Venue’s foundation, the Sonet offers more space than its Korean cousin, particularly as far as baggage space. The SUV is additionally furnished with a few section first highlights, making Sonet the most element stacked sub-compact SUV in the nation.

Bookings for Kia Sonet have just started at their official site alongside the official businesses around the nation. Kia declared that more than 25,000 bookings of the Sonet have just been enlisted with 1,000 bookings coming in every day. 

While Kia businesses report more prominent interest for the higher-spec Sonet variations, waiting periods for the HTX, HTX+ and GTX+ are presently pretty much 4-5 weeks. Entry level diesel forms likewise have a generally shorter hold up season of around 4-5 weeks. In any case, purchaser’s should hold as long as 9 weeks in the event that they book the Sonet HTE petrol. Interest for this variation is relied upon to be lower than normal. Do take note of that the waiting periods may change dependent on new appointments and cancelations.

Kia Sonet: Exterior Design

Kia Sonet Launched in India
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The Kia Sonet’s outside plan is unmistakably particular that is adjusted by a lot of arrangements, for example, LED head lights, LED DRLs, roof rails, etc. Sonet will be accessible across two trim levels, Tech line and GT line, and the arrangements will change between the variations you select. The SUV additionally gets split tail lights with heartbeat-propelled LED signature and a light bar joining the tail lights. It will accompany the new SUV incorporate rooftop rails, 16-inch amalgam wheels, and slip plates on the front and back guards. Sonet GT gets gleaming dark front grille with red accents and GT Line logo, red accents on the front and back guard, turbo-molded front slide plate, belt-line chrome, and diffuser-blade back slip plate.

Kia Sonnet: Engine & Gearbox

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The Sonet is accessible with both petroleum and diesel motor alternatives. Of the two petroleum motors on offer, the first is a 1.2-liter, normally aspirated unit making 83hp and 115Nm of force. This motor must be had with a 5-speed manual gearbox and is restricted to the lower trim levels. The other alternative is a 1.0-liter, turbo-petroleum motor that produces 120hp and 175Nm of force. This motor can be had with either a 6-speed iMT gearbox which is a grasp less manual or a 7-speed DCT programmed gearbox. 

Kia Sonet diesel is accessible in two variations – WGT and VGT. Kia Sonet diesel WGT puts out 99 bhp with 240 Nm and comes combined to a six-speed manual gearbox as it were. Sonet diesel VGT, then again, makes 113 bhp, 250 Nm, and is offered in blend with a six-speed torque converter programmed transmission.

Kia Sonet: Safety Equipments

Some of its fundamental security highlights incorporate six airbags, ABS with EBD, Vehicle Stability Management, Electronic Stability Control, Hill-Start Assist Control, and Brake Assist. Kia Sonet’s base model gets arrangements like double front airbags, ABS, EBD, reverse-parking sensors, speed ready framework, driver safety belt with pre-tensioners, and so forth.

Kia Sonet: Features

Kia Sonet Launched in India
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Sonet vows to offer one of the most features aand loaded cabins in the portion. In the first place, it brags of a 10.25-inch HD infotainment screen, UVO availability choices, Bose seven-speaker framework with sub-woofer, LED Sound Mood Lamps, wireless phone charger with cooling capacity, ventilated front seats, air purifier, and substantially more. Kia Sonet is additionally the main SUV in the fragment to get diverse driving modes (Normal, Eco, and Sport) and foothold modes (Snow, Mud, and Sand). 

Kia Sonet offers amazing fuel efficiency. And that is:

  1. Kia Sonet 1.2-L petrol: 18.4 km/l
  2. Kia Sonet Turbo petrol (iMT): 18.3 km/l
  3. Kia Sonet VGT (AT): 19 km/l
  4. Kia Sonet WGT (MT): 24.1 km/l
  5. Kia Sonet Turbo petrol (DCT): 18.4 km/l

Being in the exceptionally competitive compact SUV section, the Kia Sonet as of now matches any semblance of the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford Eco Sport and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza. The opposition in the fragment will just warmth up, as new models enter the section, similar to the Toyota Urban Cruiser, which will dispatch soon. The Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger are additionally expected to enter the fragment by one year from now.

Also Read: Kia Sonet’s Spectacular Entry in the market, More than 6000 SUVs booked in a single day

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