In phase 1, the Kia Sonet is being manufactured only in India and offered to Indian customers first followed by export to over 70 markets including Middle-East and Africa, Latin America and Asia.
The Sonet comes as Kia's third offering in India after the Seltos and Carnival. The car will be priced between Rs 7 lakh and 12 lakh and will rival popular offerings like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.
Kia has unveiled the Sonet compact SUV at its world premiere and here are a few photos of the car in the flesh.
In the domestic market, the Kia Sonet will take on the ever-popular Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue among others.
The Kia Sonet is essentially based on the same platform that underpins the Hyundai Venue. However, Kia has gone the extra mile to carry over no similarities between the two.