Kia Sonet – The Sub-Compact SUV With a Dream Equipment List

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Kia Sonet Review

The sub-4-metre SUV Kia Sonet has been successful in acquiring all the desired attention of the masses with its swanky modern-day design and premium attributes. While its aggressive pricing made it more tempting leaving rivals in a quandary. Offered in 6 variants, it comes with three powertrain choices and multiple transmission options.

So let’s have a look at how good Kia’s second ‘Made-in-India‘ product fares on subsequent parameters.

Kia Sonet Prices

Kia Sonet Prices in India

The 1.2L petrol manual variants namely come in the price bracket of Rs 6.71-8.45 lakh. Whereas, 1.5L manual diesel engine get price range of Rs 8.05-11.99 lakh. Further, the petrol AT line-up gets the pricing between Rs 9.49-11.99 lakh and diesel AT range falls amid Rs 10.39-10.49 lakh.

All prices are of ex-showroom, Delhi.



Kia Sonet Engine & Performance

Kia Sonet Diesel Engine Automatic Transmission

The three powertrains on offer include 1.0L turbo-petrol, 1.2L petrol and 1.5L diesel. Starting with the 1.0L turbo-petrol powertrain it gives out 120PS and 172Nm and is mated to a choice of 6-speed iMT and a 7-speed DCT. Coupled with a 5-speed manual transmission, the 1.2L petrol powertrain generates 83PS and 115Nm. Moreover, the sole diesel offering, 1.5L powertrain produces 100PS and 240Nm with 6-speed MT and 115PS and 250Nm with AT gearbox option.

Kia Sonet Exterior & Dimensions

Kia Sonet Exterior Features

Looking from the front Sonet boasts a proper SUV posture mixed with butch attitude. It gets headlamps with full-LED and DRLs, while the large grille and fog-lamp housing with beefy bumper makes for a masculine front. The sides possess flared wheel arches and blackened B and C-pillar. The rear gets wide-looking windscreen, connected LED taillights, and beefy rear bumper with reflectors and faux skid. The Sonet measures 3995mm (length), 1790mm (width), and 1642mm (height) alongside a huge ground clearance of 205mm.

Kia Sonet Interior & Features

Kia Sonet Interior Features

The spacious cabin and neatly done interiors provide it with look and feel of segment-above SUV. The cabin becomes airier with big windows, large windscreen, a sunroof and slim dash. Several convenience stowage options are provided in each row. The tilt-adjust flat-bottom steering and high driver seat allow clear outside view.

Kia Sonet Smart Key Engine Start

Likewise, top-notch feature list comprises of 10.25-inch large screen, 7-speaker Bose audio, smart air purifier, ventilated seats, LED mood lighting, UVO Connect, Smart key remote engine start, wireless smartphone charger, etc.

Kia Sonet Safety

For the safety of the driver and occupants Kia has put in features like 6-airbags, ABS with EBD and ESC, hill assist, vehicle stability management, TPMS, ISOFIX child seat mounts, etc.

Kia Sonet Mileage

The 1.2L petrol engine delivers fuel efficiency of 18.4kmpl. While the 1.0L turbo-petrol iMT and DCT give out 18.2kmpl and 18.3kmpl respectively. Moreover, the 1.5L diesel shares mileage of 19-24kmpl.

Kia Sonet Rivals

In its segment, Kia Sonet contends with the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, and Hyundai Venue.


Kia Sonet Interior Design

The Kia SUV has checked all the right boxes owing to which it’s garnering nearly 1000 bookings each day. The Sonet tried every bit to remain distinct from its cousin Venue and it succeeds as well. Its tall height, robust stance and cabin filled with class-leading features, frugal petrol/diesel engine on offer with vast transmission choice provides it with thumbs up in every parameter. So if you are up for an ideal SUV with right price tag and bunch of equipment, it’s a Sonet.

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