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Kia Sonet Compact SUV India Launch LIVE: Price, Variants Revealed - As it Happened

News18.com | September 18, 2020, 15:18 IST
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Kia has launched the Sonet compact SUV in India today. The Kia Sonet compact SUV was first showcased as a concept at the 2020 Auto Expo in February and ever since, has been one of the most talked-about cars in India. Recently, Kia had also released the teasers of the Sonet and having seen how the production-ready model looks like, it is evident that it follows an aggressive design language and is perhaps one of the best-looking compact SUVs in India. The Kia Sonet, upon launch, will compete against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and the Ford EcoSport. This is the third car that is being launched by Kia Motors in India as it comes after the very successful Seltos SUV and the Carnival MPV. We got a chance to drive the Kia Sonet ahead of its launch and came out pretty impressed with the overall product. You can check the complete price list of the Kia Sonet here.


Sep 18, 2020 15:18 (IST)

The Kia Sonet also gets ventilated seats in the front row for passenger and driver.

Sep 18, 2020 14:50 (IST)

The Sonet gets the iMT transmission, that first debuted on the Venue, taking away the clutch and making driving in irban conditions that much easier.

Sep 18, 2020 14:11 (IST)

In terms of mechanicals, the car comes with 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.

 
 
Sep 18, 2020 13:54 (IST)

The Sonet gets a rear AC vent with air purifier.

Sep 18, 2020 13:50 (IST)

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)

Sep 18, 2020 13:36 (IST)

Here's our detailed video review of the new Sonet -  

Sep 18, 2020 13:13 (IST)
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Sep 18, 2020 13:11 (IST)

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)

Sep 18, 2020 12:52 (IST)

Adding one more to the feature list - the Kia Sonet will come with parking sensors not only at the back, but at the front too.

Sep 18, 2020 12:43 (IST)

Also on offer in the Sonet are BOSE premium seven-speaker system with LED sound mood lights and ventilated front seats.

Sep 18, 2020 12:35 (IST)

The Sonet gets several first-in-segment features, such as a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen and navigation system with UVO Connected technologies.

Sep 18, 2020 12:27 (IST)

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.

Sep 18, 2020 12:26 (IST)

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+ (6MT) - 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 (6MT) - Rs 9.99 Lakh

Kia Sonet 1.0-litre Turbo Petrol HTX+ (6MT) - 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 ex-showroom)

Sep 18, 2020 12:18 (IST)
Kia Sonet Compact SUV Launched in India at Rs 6.71 Lakh, to be Offered in 15 Variants and 2 Trims

Kia Motors has finally launched the hotly anticipated Sonet Compact SUV in India and it will be available in 15 variants with multiple engine and gearbox options.

Sep 18, 2020 12:16 (IST)

Kia foresees sales of 100,000 units of the Sonet in India in its first year.

Sep 18, 2020 12:15 (IST)

The Sonet arrives with impressive fuel efficiency with the 1.5-litre diesel with 6-speed manual transmission returning an ARAI-rated 24.1kmpl.

Sep 18, 2020 12:13 (IST)

Prices for the car starts at an introductory price of Rs 6.71 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This comes close to its cousin Hyundai Venue which starts at Rs 6.75 lakh (ex-showroom).

Sep 18, 2020 12:11 (IST)

Kia says that a major chunk of the bookings comes for the top-rung GTX variant.

Sep 18, 2020 12:09 (IST)

Kia has received over 25,000 bookings for the Sonet so far, and continues to receive over 1,000 bookings every day.

Sep 18, 2020 12:09 (IST)

Kia says that it has tailored the Sonet and added a host of country-specific features to cater to the customers better.

Sep 18, 2020 12:08 (IST)

Kia has announced that it has commenced the second phase of production of the Sonet to meet the upcoming demand of the car in the Indian market.

Sep 18, 2020 12:07 (IST)

The Kia Sonet has already stirred up a storm in the segment after receiving over 6,000 bookings on the first day.

Sep 18, 2020 12:06 (IST)
Upcoming Kia Sonet Compact SUV Detailed Image Gallery: Exterior, Interior and More

Kia has unveiled the Sonet compact SUV at its world premiere and here are a few photos of the car in the flesh.

Sep 18, 2020 12:05 (IST)

The Sonet comes with a premium cabin and here's how it looks on the inside - 

Sep 18, 2020 12:04 (IST)

The Kia Sonet comes with 57 connected car features including remote engine start/stop and remote air con controls among others. 

Sep 18, 2020 11:59 (IST)
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Sep 18, 2020 11:57 (IST)
Upcoming Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue Spec Comparison: Exterior, Interior, Engine and More

Kia is set to reveal the price of the Sonet in the coming few days and ahead of the same we tell you how the compact SUV fares against its cousin Hyundai Venue on paper.

Sep 18, 2020 11:44 (IST)

Kia Motors has said that the Sonet will be a Made-In-India product that will be exported to the world as they aim to make India a global export hub. 

Sep 18, 2020 11:32 (IST)

At the rear, the tail lamps will have a connected 'one-piece' design, which too will be LEDs. 

Sep 18, 2020 11:26 (IST)

The Kia Sonet features the signature Tiger Nose grille, headlamps with LED DRLs - 

Kia Sonet Compact SUV India Launch LIVE: Price, Variants Revealed - As it Happened
Kia Sonet. (Photo: Arjit Garg/News18.com)

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