After an outstanding sales scenario of KIA SELTOS, Kia is back with a mindblowing compact SUV KIA SONET. KIA Sonet 2020 has hiked the excitement of buyers and automobile enthusiasts as well after its premiere which has held on 7th august 2020, yet Korea hasn’t confirmed the launching date but it is estimated that the car would be launched somewhere near September or around festive seasons in India.
Looking back at the overwhelmed and awesome response of KIA Seltos, it is expected that KIA is again ready to rule the Indian automotive markets by introducing Sonet that would range between Rs. 7 lakh – Rs. 12 lakh (ex-showroom) price segment.
KIA SONET VARIANTS
Starting with the engine types, the all-new KIA Sonet comes in 3 different engine categories:-
- 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine
- 1.0 T-GDi petrol engine
- 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine
The company presented the car under two segments, i.e. GT Line and Tech line.
The variants coming under GT line have been given a stunning sporty design. It has been also noticed that KIA Sonet variants coming under GT line have a black and red coloured theme, its grills, steering wheel, gear lever, seats etc are provided with the same colour theme to make the car look more sporty.
There is one more major difference between the two segments, i.e. that KIA Sonet variants under GT line serves you with the powerful 1.0-litre turbo GDi power engine, the turbo comes only for these premium GT segment that provides you with two gear transmission models, 6-speed iMT and 7-speed DCT.
Nevertheless, the Tech line variants are also equipped with great feature except the turbo power and come only with manual gear transmission. The colour theme of the models are kept in silver and black giving it a classy look and provides you with two variants , 1.2-litre petrol engine and 1.5-diesel engine.
DETAILS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Coming down to KIA Sonet full specification and basic features, the car will be currently available only in diesel engine and automatic transmission, KIA Sonet provides you with:-
- Engine displacements – 1499 cc
- Number of cylinders – 4
- Gear transmission – Automatic
- Gearbox – 6 speed
- Valves Per Cylinder – 4
- Fuel type – Diesel
- Emission norm compliance – BS-VI
KIA Sonet does not provide you with:-
- Fast charging
- Mild hybrid
Wild by design, this SUV has an aggressive look hence making the car more attractive. KIA Sonet is available in following stunning colour options:-
- Glacier while pearl
- Steel silver
- Gravity grey
- Intense red
- Aurora black pearl
- Intelligency blue
- Beige gold
Providing with mesmerising interior KIA promises with amazing features in SONET that comes with, 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigator, air purifier that helps to maintain a fresh atmosphere and even protects from germs and keeps the air clean, Ventilated driver and front-passenger seats that offers relief to passengers, wireless smartphone charger, smart functions like remote engine start for automatic and manual transmission via UVO connect and smart key, LED sound mood lighting, multi-drive & traction modes and grip control for automatic models, boss sound system with subwoofers.
Coming to the safety end of the car the KIA Sonat is equipped with some cool features like:-
- Six airbags
- ABS (anti-lock braking system) with electronic brake-force distribution
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Projector fog lamps
- Auto headlamps
- Child-seat anchoring points
In the same price segments, the major competitors of KIA Sonet that already exist in the market are: Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon.
No doubt all the four SUVs as given an outstanding sales report and earned a huge part of revenue for their respected companies but let’s have a look at the specifications with which KIA Sonet competes with these cars.
Technical specifications of KIA Sonet:-
- CC – 1499 CC (which is highest among the competitors)
- Power (bhp) – 113 bhp
- Mileage – No official announcement
- Fuel tank capacity – 45 litres approx.
KIA Sonet’s build-up gives a strong competition to already existing compact SUVs in India and could be an example of a new generation smart compact SUVs of the respected segment.