Kia Motors India has revealed that after commencing the pre-launch bookings for the all-new smart urban compact SUV the Kia Sonet in the Indian market, the company has received 6,523 bookings on the very first day. The bookings for the Kia Sonet opened on 20th August 2020 through the brand’s contactless online sales channels and the SUV can be booked by putting down a token amount of INR 25,000.
The Kia Sonet will be manufactured at the brand’s state-of-the-art production facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh for both the domestic markets as well as for exports in the international market. The brand has also previously announced that the Kia Sonet will be first offered to customers in India, followed by exports to over 70 international markets including Middle-East and Africa, Latin America and Asia.
The Kia Sonet compact SUV is offered in a dual trim concept – Tech Line and GT Line, with Tech Line consisting of five variants HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX and HTX+ and the GT Line having a single fully loaded GTX+ trim that offers all the luxurious features in a sporty package.
The Kia Sonet is offered with three engine options paired to five transmission options including a 6-speed torque converter automatic, a 7-speed DCT automatic, a 6-speed manual and the new 6-speed iMT, intelligent Manual Transmission that features a clutch-pedal-less gearbox. The Kia Sonet is powered by a 1.2-litre SmartStream, a naturally-aspirated petrol engine, a 1.0-litre TGDi, a turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine.
The compact SUV also gets a plethora of first-in-segment features such as Smart Pure Air Purifier with virus protection, ventilated driver and front passenger seats, remote engine start/stop for both automatic and manual transmission via Smart Key and UVO connect, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with in-built navigation and live traffic updates, Bose sound system and wireless smartphone charger with cooling function.
Kia has also revealed that the brand will officially launch the SUV and announce the detailed pricing on the Kia Sonet in Mid-September.