Kia Sonet is Here! Features, Engine, Variants, Price and All You Need to Know
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Kia Sonet is Here! Features, Engine, Variants, Price and All You Need to Know

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Kia Sonet is Here! Features, Engine, Variants, Price and All You Need to Know

Kia Motors today revealed the much-awaited Kia Sonet SUV to the world in a digital presentation. Manufactured at Kia’s production facility at Andhra Pradesh, India, the Sonet is the Korean carmaker’s first compact SUV and the brand’s latest made-in-India global product after the Seltos.

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The Kia Sonet comes with best in class features and incorporates Kia’s DNA of emotive styling that creates a strong road presence. Displaying a dynamic stance in a confident, compact body, the Sonet showcases a range of styling attributes to make it stand apart on roads around the world. This includes a fresh interpretation of Kia’s signature ‘tiger-nose’ grille, flanked by ‘heart beat’ LED DRLs (daytime running lights), shaped like the electric pulse of a heart, with a stylish front skid plate beneath.

Coming to interiors, the Sonet SUV is design is driver-centric, with a well laid-out, user-friendly infotainment and cluster interface, and high quality materials along with a spacious cabin give it a premium feel. The SUV comes with a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen with infotainment and navigation system. The system offers Kia’s intuitive UVO ‘connected car’ technology.

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Sonet is the only vehicle in its category to offer audio performance from BOSE, with a premium seven-speaker system with sub-woofer. Other mood enhancers include the LED Sound Mood Lighting, introducing a level of personalization unique to this segment, as well as a wireless smartphone charger with cooling function.

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Also, being a driver-focussed car, a 4.2-inch instrument cluster presents important information when driving in vivid colors, such as turn-by-turn navigation instructions, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and drive modes and traction mode selection.

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The Sonet will be offered with multiple powertrain options to suit virtually all requirements in this segment. A choice of two petrol engines – a 1.2-liter four-cylinder and powerful 1.0 T-GDi (turbocharged gasoline direct injection) – and a fuel efficient 1.5-liter CRDi  Diesel engine are available with a choice of five gearbox options. This includes five- and six-speed manuals, a seven-speed DCT and a six-speed automatic, and Kia’s new six-speed intelligent manual transmission (iMT). Additionally, automatic variants of the Sonet offer Multi-Drive and Traction Modes for added convenience, driver-confidence and safety.

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Kia Sonet will be offered in a dual trim concept. This includes the sporty GT-Line trim with racy appeal inside and out for enthusiasts. GT-Line models offer an extra dash of sportiness to the Sonet and highlight its dynamic presence on the road.

Like we mentioned earlier, the Sonet is loaded with multiple segment-first features that offer comfort, convenience, safety, and optimum driving pleasure.

Kia Sonet – Interior

Largest and best-in-class 10.25-inch (26.03 cm) HD touchscreen with navigation and live traffic

Smart Pure Air Purifier with virus protection

BOSE Premium seven-speaker audio with sub-woofer

Ventilated driver and front-passenger seats

LED Sound Mood Lighting

Remote engine start for automatic and manual transmission via UVO Connect and Smart Key

Over-the-air (OTA) map updates

Multi-drive & traction modes and grip control for automatic models

Wireless smartphone charger with cooling function

In terms of the safety, the Sonet has a lot to offer that include six airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and BA (brake assist), Front and rear parking sensors, Tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS, Auto headlamps, and an ISOFIX child-seat anchoring point.

The Kia Sonet will be launching during the festive season in India and the expected price is in the range of INR 7 Lakhs to INR 12 Lakhs. The car will rival the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon, and the upcoming Toyota Urban Cruiser.

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