Kia Sonet has made its debut in India and here we’ve the complete analysis that you would definitely like to know.
Finally, the wait is over! One of the fastest growing car markers in India in the year 2020, Kia Motors, has launched its third car in the country, the Sonet compact SUV. The all-new Kia Sonet joins Kia Seltos and Kia Carnival in the company’s India-bound portfolio. The launch is strategically important for the car maker as it happens right before the perfect car buying time in India, i.e. the festive season.
The key highlight of the Kia Sonet launch remains its very affordable price tag. The Sonet compact SUV is offered at the starting price of Rs 6.71 lakh (ex-showroom, India) for the base trim HTE, while its top-end trim, GTX+, is tagged at Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
After Seltos’ remarkable success, the Sonet is another right positioning by the car marker as it eyes the highly potential sub-4-metre SUV space, which currently is dominated by the likes of Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300.
How to book Kia Sonet?
Kia Sonet can be booked at any Kia Seltos dealership pan-India. Delhi NCR car buyers can also book this newly launched car on CarJasoos.
Already, more than 25,000 bookings of Kia Sonet have been done that includes over 1,000 bookings daily.
What are the prices of Kia Sonet all variants?
Here’s the variant-wise price list of Kia Sonet for all of its variants:
|Engine||Kia Sonet Variants|
|Smartstream G1.2||Rs 6.71 lakh (5-Speed MT)||Rs 7.59 lakh (5-Speed MT)||Rs 8.45 lakh (5-Speed MT)|
|G 1.0 T-GDi||Rs 9.49 lakh (6-Speed MT) / Rs 10.49 lakh (7-Speed DCT)||Rs 9.99 lakh (6-Speed MT)||Rs 11.65 lakh (6-Speed MT)||Rs 11.99 lakh (6-Speed MT)|
|D1.5 CRDi WGT||Rs 8.05 lakh (6-Speed MT)||Rs 8.99 lakh (6-Speed MT)||Rs 9.49 lakh (6-Speed MT) / Rs 10.49 lakh (7-Speed DCT)||Rs 9.99 lakh (6-Speed MT)||Rs 11.65 lakh (6-Speed MT)||Rs 11.99 lakh (6-Speed MT)|
|D1.5 CRDi VGT||Rs 10.39 lakh (6-Speed AT)|
*All the prices mentioned above are ex-showroom, pan-India.
What are the best features of Kia Sonet?
The newly launched Kia Sonet comes loaded many exciting features such as Bose 7-speaker system with Sound Mood Lights, 10.25 inches HD touch screen navigation, LED headlights with DRLs, LED tail lamps, sunroof, connected panel, front ventilated seats, smart pure air purifier with virus protection, multi drive modes and traction modes, MT remote start engine and more.
What are the safety features of Kia Sonet?
Kia Sonet gets some of the most advanced safety features to keep your driving experience always safe and secured. Its key safety features include reinforced structure, 6 airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Assist Control (HAC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), front parking sensors and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
How about the exteriors of Kia Sonet?
Kia Sonet looks extremely exotic from outside; credits to the brilliant car designers of Kia Motors. The contemporary looks with the most advanced exterior features give it an all unique design. But yes, it looks very much borrowed from its elder sibling, the Seltos. On the outside, the style elements of Kia Sonet include LED headlamps with Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), LED Taillamps, Sunroof and R16 Crystal Cut Alloy Wheels.
The front looks quite premium and very well designed, especially around the skid plate and the front grille area. Also, the housing of the fog lamps is something unique and you’d rarely find such a thing in a sub-4-metre compact SUV. Likewise, the rear profile also looks very attractive with the blackened skid plate, elongated rear windshield and well-composed creases. Even the sides are given a perfect blend of attractiveness with those puffed wheel arcs that give it a more crossoverish and sporty appearance. Furthermore, the premiumness is further amplified with minute detailings such as chrome door handles, windshield chrome stripes and stylish roof rails.
What are the colors offered?
Kia Sonet is offered in 10 impressive colour choices, which includes three dual tone shades. The available colour options for Sonet compact SUV include Intense Red + Aurora Black Pearl, Glacier White Pearl + Aurora Black Pearl, Beige Gold + Aurora Black Pearl, Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Grey, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Intelligency Blue and Beige Gold.
What’s inside Kia Sonet?
What we observed inside the Sonet SUV is that the interior is so very much elegant that for a moment you might get occupied in glancing its supreme levels of ‘architecture’, feeling ultimate ‘comforts’ and utilizing the beyond excellence ‘convenience’. While being at the driver’s seat, you’re in complete access to all the operational and entertainment features.
The dashboard doesn’t get anything unwanted and is neatly designed. It houses the infotainment, which looks of decent size (10.25 inches) and has everything to keep you connected with the car and rest of the world. The digital instrument cluster is also uniquely designed and definitely looks something made for next-gen. You can access all the premium features such as voice command, call function and audio play using the steering-mounted controls. Added to this, something worth mentioning are the uniquely styled AC vents.
What are the offered engines?
The Sonet is offered in 3 powerful engine choices. These include 1.0L turbo GDi, 1.2L Smartstream petrol and 1.5L CRDi diesel. Transmission choices offered are 5-speed manual, 6-speed iMT, 6-speed manual, 6-speed AT and 7-speed DCT.
Here’re the engine and specs details for your reference:
|1.0L Turbo GDi||1.5L CRDi WGT / VGT||1.2L Smartstream|
|Maximum Power||118 bhp @ 6000 rpm||99 bhp / 113 bhp @ 4000 rpm||82 bhp @ 6300 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||172 Nm @ 1500-4000 rpm||240 Nm / 250 Nm @ 1500-2750 rpm||115 Nm @ 4500 rpm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed iMT / 7-speed DCT||6-speed manual / 6-speed automatic||5-speed manual|
Should the competition be worried?
Mainly, in the Indian subcontinent, the Sonet will competes against cars like Mahindra XUV300, Hyundai Venue and Tata Nexon. The all new Sonet appears to us as a decent package to counter the rivals in every sense, be it the offered powerful engine options, advanced features, style, interior or the safety. Even to the likes of Hyundai Venue, that come with various advanced connectivity features, the Sonet answers itself very well with a wholesome package of 57 connected features. The Kia Sonet is certainly a worth buying compact SUV at the first look!