Kia Motors has created a stir in the compact SUV segment of India with its third offering in the domestic market – Sonet. The car is based on the same platform as the Venue and comes as a derivative of the Seltos in terms of features. Kia Motors has launched the hotly anticipated Sonet in India at a starting price of Rs 6.71 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom). Kia is offering the Sonet in 15 variants across two trim lines, 4 engine and 5 gearbox options.
Here’s the Kia Sonet variant wise price breakup-
Kia Sonet 1.2-litre Petrol HTE (5MT) – Rs 6.71 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.2-litre Petrol HTK (5MT) – Rs 7.59 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.2-litre Petrol HTK+ (5MT) – Rs 8.45 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.0-litre Turbo Petrol HTK+ (6iMT) – Rs 9.49 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.0-litre Turbo Petrol HTK+ (7DCT) – Rs 10.49 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.0-litre Turbo Petrol HTX (6iMT) – Rs 9.99 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.0-litre Turbo Petrol HTX+ (6iMT) – Rs 11.65 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.0-litre Turbo Petrol GTX+ (6iMT) – Rs 11.99 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.5-litre Diesel WGT HTE (6MT) – Rs 8.05 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.5-litre Diesel WGT HTK (6MT) – Rs 8.99 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.5-litre Diesel WGT HTK+ (6MT) – Rs 9.49 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.5-litre Diesel WGT HTX (6MT) – Rs 9.99 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.5-litre Diesel WGT HTX+ (6MT) – Rs 11.65 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.5-litre Diesel WGT GTX+ (6MT) – Rs 11.99 Lakh
Kia Sonet 1.5-litre Diesel VGT HTK+ (6AT) – Rs 10.39 Lakh
(All prices introductory, ex-showroom)
The Kia Sonet stands butch with an upright sporty stance. At the front, the car sports the brand’s signature tiger-nose grille with a three-dimensional ‘stepwell’ geometric grille mesh. At the rear the Sonet comes with heartbeat LED tail lamps and dual muffler design with diffuser fin skid plates. The vehicle will be available with a set of crystal-cut alloy wheels for a sporty and premium appeal.
Fuel Efficiency (in kmpl)
D1.5 VGT 6AT – 19.0 (Best in segment)
D1.5 WGT 6MT – 24.1 (Best in segment)
G1.0T-GDi 7DCT – 18.3
G1.0T-GDi 6iMT – 18.2 (Best in segment)
Smartstream G1.2 5MT – 18.4 (Best in segment)
The Sonet is available in eight monotone and three dual tone colour options. The monotone colour options are – intense red, beige gold, aurora black pearl, gravity grey, steel silver, intelligent blue, glacier white pearl and clear white. Meanwhile, the dual tone colour options are – intense red with aurora black pearl, beige gold with aurora black pearl and glacier white pearl with aurora black pearl.
The Kia Sonet gets a minimalistic centre console that offers easy access to new features. The vehicle will get several first-in-segment features, such as a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen and navigation system with UVO Connected technologies, BOSE premium seven-speaker system with LED sound mood lights and ventilated front seats.
Kia Sonet. (Photo: Arjit Garg/News18.com)
In terms of mechanicals, the car is powered by the same engines as the Hyundai Venue. This includes a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit delivering 120 PS and 171 Nm, a 1.5-litre petrol unit that produces 115 PS and 144 Nm and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel unit that puts out 115 PS and 250 Nm of torque. There’s also a regular petrol engine with 1.2-litre unit producing 83 PS of power. The engine will come with an option of a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, 6-speed AT, 7-speed dual-clutch automatic and the IMT.