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2024 Kia Sonet facelift fully revealed in spy shots, not India-spec

Written by Kanad Kalasur

Images of the new Kia Sonet facelift have finally surfaced online. These images reveal the updated SUV in all its glory. That said, it is the international variant which is longer than 4m, however, the Indian version will sit under 4m and is expected sometime in the next 3-4 months. Hence, the Indian-spec variant could have different front and rear bumpers.

2023 Kia Sonet Facelift : Design

The Sonet was launched in India back in 2020. Hence the 2023 facelift will make it the car’s first major update since launch. As seen from the images, the updates on the outside are mostly cosmetic in nature. Key amongst these include new bumpers, updated headlamps, new LED DRLs and fog lamps as well.
The images appear to be of the HT line with a silver faux skid plate along with an air intake. Meanwhile, the GT Line could feature a different design. Kia also has updated the grille of the car.

On the side, there aren’t any major updates save for the new design alloys. The Korean carmaker could offer different designs and sizes across the line-up.
Further back, the rear comes with new tail lights that wrap around the sides. They now get vertical orientation along with a connected lightbar. The bumper design at the back is updated as well. It looks meatier than before.

2023 Kia Sonet Facelift : Interiors

In terms of updates to the insides, it has not yet been fully revealed. However, previous spy images have revealed that the Sonet will borrow the new digital instrument cluster from the Venue. There will be a brown leather upholstery on the inside along with the addition of a rear seat armrest as well

Kia Sonet Facelift : Powertrain details

Kia is likely to offer the same engine and transmission as before. These include a 1.2-litre petrol engine rated at 83 HP / 115 Nm, a 1.5-litre diesel mill good for 116 HP and 250 Nm and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol with 120 HP / 172 Nm. Transmission options include a 5-speed manual, 6-speed iMT, 6-speed automatic and 7-speed dual clutch automatic.

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