The Kia Sonet and Toyota Urban Cruiser are the most awaited sub-4m SUV’s expected to launch in the Indian market soon, there will be a total of seven rivals in the segment. The question begs to be asked, which of the two reigns supreme? We bring to you the specifications of the two yet-to-be-launched SUVs to help you choose the best alternative for you!
The Kia Sonet boasts of space and leads on three aspects – with a 40-litre margin, it not only has the largest boot, but it also boasts of a well functioning height. It also has the highest ground clearance and 16-inch wheels. If talking about width and wheelbase, the Sonet finds itself in the middle of the list.
The Sonet’s turbo petrol variant is one of the most powerful in the segment although the 1.2 petrol is among those having the lowest figures in the game. The thing to keep in mind, though is the fact that both petrol variants have an automatic option.
What comes as a wonderful surprise is the fact that the 1.2 petrol variant is actually the most fuel-efficient and the turbo-petrol follows just behind.
As for the Toyota Urban Cruiser, it isn’t necessarily the smallest in the segment but when compared to the Sonet, the 328-litre boot does fall on the smaller side.
It does have lower output figures as compared to the Sonet and other compact SUVs. It also gets a mild-hybrid system, but with only the automatic transmission option.
What redeems the Cruiser is the mild-hybrid tech it offers, making the Urban Cruiser the most fuel-efficient of the automatic compact SUVs.
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Toyota while doesn’t offer a diesel option, the Sonet diesel-automatic is slightly more powerful than its manual counterpart with incredible horsepower. The Sonet diesel-manual is the most efficient diesel compact SUV owing to impressive mileage(24kpl as compared to the 19kpl for the automatic).
Kia Motors India may be so bold as to price the Sonet competitively, and rightfully so. It seems to already create enough buzz to be called the topmost contender in the segment– and it is no shock that Sonet prices are expected to be around the same as the Hyundai Venue (Rs. 7-11 lacs).
The Toyota Urban Cruiser is what we can call a champion in its own right. Estimated to have a starting price of around Rs 8.5 lacs and up to 10 lacs, it is safe to assume that the SUV will definitely create a mark of its own on the market.