Kia Motors India unveiled the all-new urban compact SUV the Kia Sonet in the Indian market and a few weeks ago opened booking for the SUV with a token amount of INR 25,000. The brand later revealed that the company had bagged more than 6,500 bookings on the very first day. The Kia Sonet is offered in a dual trim concept – ‘Tech Line’ and ‘GT Line’. The Tech Line variant consists of five trims HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX and HTX+, while the GT Line comes in a single fully loaded GTX+ trim that offers all the luxurious features in a sporty package. Both trims are powered by a naturally aspirated petrol, a turbo-petrol and diesel engine options in the BS6 emission compliant avatar.
Petrol options include a SMART STREAM G1.2 Naturally-Aspirated motor with the displacement of 1,197cc that produces 83 PS of power and 115 Nm of torque and comes with a 5-speed manual transmission option. The second petrol option is the G1.0 T-GDi turbocharged direct injection petrol motor with 998cc of capacity that makes 120 PS of power and 172 Nm of torque and comes matched to a 6-speed clutch-pedal less iMT (intelligent Manual Transmission) or a 7-speed DCT Automatic (Dual Clutch Transmission). The third option is the 1.5L CRDi WGT turbo-diesel engine that makes 100 PS of power and 240 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox and another 1.5L CRDi VGT turbo-diesel option with the same displacement but puts out 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque matched to a torque converter type 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The Kia Sonet features highlights such as Crown Jewel LED Headlamps with Heartbeat LED DRL, Heartbeat LED Taillamps, UVO Connected Car with 57 Features which includes, OTA Map Update & Wake up Command with Driver Window Up/Down and more, Remote Engine Start (MT/AT) – UVO and Smart key, 10.25-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System with Navigation, BOSE 7-Speaker Premium Sound System, LED Sound Mood Lights, Ventilated Front Seats, Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus & Bacteria Protection, 4.2-inch Color Driver’s Display with Analogue instrumentation, Electric Sunroof, Drive Modes (Normal/ Eco/ Sports), Traction Control (Snow/ Mud/ Sand), Wireless Smartphone Charger with Cooling Function, Segment-Leading 392-litres of Boot Space and Safety Features such as Six Airbags, Antilock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control, Hill Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Front Parking Sensor and Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).