Following the world premiere on 7th August 2020, Kia Motors India has commenced pre-bookings on the brand’s new compact SUV the Kia Sonet in India from 20th August 2020. The Kia Sonet can now be pre-booked from all Kia Dealerships as well as through the brand’s contactless online channels by putting down a token amount of INR 25,000.
Kia has also announced that the Sonet compact SUV will be manufactured in India and offered to customers in India in its first followed by exports to over 70 markets including Middle-East and Africa, Latin America and Asia. The Kia Sonet will be manufactured at the brand’s state-of-the-art production facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh for both domestic and international consumption.
The Kia Sonet is offered in two trim variants – Tech Line and GT Line that come with multiple powertrain options with two options of petrol engines and one diesel all conforming to BS6 emission standards.
- 1.2-litre SmartStream, a naturally-aspirated petrol engine that is likely to produce 83 PS of power and 115 Nm of torque
- 1.0-litre TGDi, a turbocharged petrol engine that is expected to make 120 PS of power and 172 Nm of torque
- 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine that is likely to produce 100-115 PS of power 240-250 Nm of torque
The Kia Sonet will be available with a choice of five transmissions which include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed torque converter automatic, a 7-speed DCT (Dual Clutch automatic transmission) and a new 6-speed intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) with a clutch-pedal-less gearbox.
The Kia Sonet also features multiple segment-first features such as the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with in-built navigation and live traffic updates, Bose premium speaker with 7-speaker and sub-woofer, Smart Pure Air Purifier with virus protection, ventilated driver and front passenger seats, LED sound mood lighting, remote engine start/stop for both automatic and manual transmission via Smart Key and UVO connect, OTA (Over The Air) map updates, multi-drive, traction modes and wireless smartphone charger with cooling function.
The urban compact SUV also comes with safety features such as six airbags, ABS, EBD, Electronic Stability Control, Hill-start Assist Control, Vehicle Stability Management and Brake Assist.