Kia Motors India has just announced that the all new Sonet will be launched on September 18. The Sonet is Kia’s third product in India after the Seltos and Carnival. Pre-launch bookings are already open on their stores. Sonet made more than 6,500 pre-bookings on the first day itself. The expected price of Sonet is expected to be around ₹ 7 lakh -13 lakh ex-showroom.
The fuel efficiency have been revealed ahead of its launch, A leaked brochure reveals that the
Sonet will be offered in a total of six variants within the Tech Line and GT Line trims: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+.
The design bits of the Sonet include Kia’s traditional ‘Tiger Nose’ grille coupled with LED headlights and LED DRLs, LED taillamps and 16-inch dual tone alloy wheels. It borrows the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and steering wheel from the Seltos and Comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, UVO connected car tech, wireless charging and a Bose 7-speaker sound system. Under the hood, the Sonet will be powered by a 1.2-litre petrol, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options with upto five transmission combinations from which we can choose.
Kia Sonet will come with three engine options: a 83PS 1.2-litre petrol, a 120PS 1.0-litre turbo petrol, and a 100PS 1.5-litre diesel engine. All three variants are offered with a manual transmission while the diesel and turbo-petrol engine option also comes with an automatic gearbox. The diesel engine comes with a 6-speed torque converter unlike its rivals which come with an AMT. You can also opt for the Sonet turbo-petrol with a clutchless manual gearbox.
New Kia Sonet is currently available in Petrol and Diesel engines.The 999 cc Petrol engine generates a power of 118.35bhp and produces a torque of 172nm. The 1493 cc Diesel engine generates a power of 98.63bhp@4000rpm and a torque of 240nm@1500-2750rpm. Kia Sonet would be available in both Manual & Automatic transmission.
Key features include a 10.25-inch infotainment system, UVO connected car technology, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a Bose sound system with a subwoofer, climate control, cruise control, a coloured-multi-info display, a sunroof, ventilated front seats, automatic headlamps and keyless entry with push button start. On the safety front, it features six airbags, ABS with EBD, and rear parking sensors with a rear view camera.
Fuel Tank 45 Liters
Boot Capacity 392 Litres
What we liked on the sonet?
• Exquisite interior
• Feature packed
What could have been better on the sonet?
• Wait time would be an hardship
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