The Kia Sonet seems to be merely days from its launch and with every passing day, we’re stumbling over fresh details of the upcoming model. Recently, we told you that Kia Motors India created a new record by registering over 6,500 bookings on the first day of commencement of pre-orders and we even brought to you the 0-100 kmph timings of all the variants of the upcoming Hyundai Venue rival. Today, we have come up with details of the fuel efficiency of all the variants.
Like we have said many times before, the Kia Sonet will be sold in two petrol engine variants – 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol and 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol. The former will be available with a 6-speed iMT and a 7-speed DCT, while the latter will come mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. As per the company revealed figures, the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine will offer 18.3 kmpl with iMT and 18.2 kmpl with the DCT. The 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine, on the other hand, will offer 18.4 kmpl, which makes it only marginally more fuel-efficient than the much more powerful version. The turbocharged engine, for reference, offers 120 PS/172 Nm, while the 1.2-litre motor offers only 83 PS and 115 Nm.
What this also means is that the Kia Sonet is more fuel-efficient than the manual transmission version of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, which offers 17.03 kmpl, while the automatic transmission version of the Brezza is surely more fuel-efficient with an ARAI-tested mileage of 18.76 kmpl. A huge role in this higher fuel efficiency is played by the SHVS mild-hybrid technology that the automatic variant comes with.
Meanwhile, the diesel version of the Kia Sonet is powered by a 1.5-litre motor. The engine is available in two versions – FGT and VGT. The former outputs 100 PS and 240 Nm, and comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It offers 24.1 kmpl. On the other hand, the VGT motor offers 115 PS and 250 Nm, and offers 19 kmpl. Speaking of the Brezza, the top-selling SUV doesn’t get a diesel engine option.
Hence, with the latest revelation, it is proven that the Kia Sonet will offer really high fuel efficiency, regardless of what engine variant the buyer chooses. Other than this, the Sonet will even impress with its wide range of engine options and a lot of features, at least on the top-spec trim. Some of the class-leading features will include ventilated front seats, front parking sensors, sound-controlled ambient lighting as well as the largest-in-segment 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
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