Kia Sonet Variants Comparison – Pick the Right One for You

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The Korean sub-compact SUV is pitched against the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger in the segment.

Kia Sonet variants comapred

The Korean automaker Kia has become a sensation since its inception in the market less than a year ago. The sub-4 meter SUV is available in the price range of INR 6.79 – 13.35 lakh (ex-showroom). Sharing its underpinnings with the Korean sibling Hyundai Venue, the car has been launched in one of the hottest segments in India, and to give something unique in terms of design, styling and features.

The Kia Sonet follows the trim lines of its big brother Seltos and can be availed in Tech Line with five variants and GT Line with a single trim, which is top of the range model. The car gets three engine choices and multiple gearbox options, making it a special car in its class. There are two petrol and two diesel engine options with the both manual and automatic gearboxes.

The petrol line-up gets a 1.2L Smartstream BS6 motor which generates 83PS and 115Nm of torque, while the turbocharged G1.0L GDi motor makes 120PS and 172Nm of torque. In the diesel department, the 1.5L CRDi comes in two states of tune; one making 100PS/240Nm, and the other one generating 115PS/250Nm of torque.

The Tech Line trims of Sonet include HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX and HTX+, while the GT Line is offered in the form of GTX+. The Kia Sonet is loaded to the gills with equipment and also bestowed with some class-leading features. So, let’s scroll down and go through the variant-wise features.

Kia Sonet Tech Line

Kia Sonet New Model Variants

Kia Sonet HTE (INR 6.79-8.35 lakh)

Exteriors

  • Halogen headlamps and taillamps
  • 15-inch steel wheels with covers
  • Electrically adjustable ORVMs
  • Metallic door handles

Interiors

  • Tilt-adjustable steering
  • Rear AC vents
  • Front power windows
  • Manual AC
  • Front and rear USB charging ports
  • All-black interiors
  • Fabric upholstery

Safety

  • ABS with EBD
  • Dual airbags
  • Rear parking sensors

Kia Sonet HTK (INR 7.59-8.99 lakh)

Additional features or changes over HTE

Exteriors

  • 16-inch wheels with covers

Interiors

  • Driver seat height adjust
  • All-black interior
  • Semi-leatherette seats
  • Rear power windows
  • Steering mounted media controls
  • Remote locking
  • 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth connectivity
  • ‘UVO Lite’ connected features
  • 4 speakers

Kia Sonet HTK+ (INR 8.65-9.89 lakh)

Additional features or changes over HTK

Exteriors

  • Auto headlamps
  • ORVMs with integrated turn indicators

Interiors

  • Drive modes (1.0L Petrol AT only)
  • Power-folding ORVMs
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless phone projection
  • 4 speakers and 2 tweeters
  • Auto climate control
  • Automatic climate control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Beige upholstery

Safety

  • Projector fog lamps
  • Rear defogger
  • ESC (1.0L Petrol AT only)
  • Hill-start assist (1.0L Petrol AT only)
  • Traction control (1.0L Petrol AT only)
  • Rearview camera with parking guidelines

Kia Sonet HTX (INR 10.29-11.29 lakh)

Additional features or changes over HTK+

Exteriors

  • Auto LED headlamps
  • LED front and rear DRLs
  • Sunroof

Interiors

  • Keyless entry and go
  • Cruise control
  • Remote engine start
  • Beige and black interiors
  • Leatherette steering wheel and gear knob
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Rear seat adjustable headrest

Safety

  • ISOFIX child seat mounts
  • Paddle-shifters

Kia Sonet HTX+ (INR 11.75-12.09 lakh)

Additional features or changes over HTX

Exteriors

  • 16-inch crystal-cut alloy wheels
  • Rear washer and wiper
  • Dual-tone roof (optional)

Interiors

  • Tyre-pressure monitor
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Leatherette door trim
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Air purifier
  • Voice commands
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen
  • ‘UVO’ connected car tech
  • 7-speaker Bose Audio system
  • LED ‘sound mood lighting’
  • AI Voice Recognition with “Hello Kia“ Wake-up Command
  • Auto Anti-glare IRVM with UVO Controls
  • Smartwatch Connectivity
  • Smart Pure Air Purifier
  • Advanced 10.67 cm (4.2″) Colour Instrument Cluster

Kia Sonet GT Line

2021 Kia Sonet Variants Comapred

Kia Sonet GTX+ (INR 12.19-13.35 lakh)

Additional features or changes over HTX+

Exteriors

  • Black High Glossy Signature Grille with GT Line Logo and Red Accents
  • Chrome Beltline
  • Side door red garnish

Safety

  • Four more airbags (6 airbags in total)
  • Drive modes (AT only)
  • Front parking sensors

Interiors

  • Wireless phone charger
  • Black interiors
  • Leatherette Sports Seats with Red Stitching

Which is the value for money variant?

Kia Sonet Variants Compared

It is always a difficult question to answer as every customer holds a different preference, and perspective regarding a vehicle. But we will try to answer as judiciously as possible. Starting with the Kia Sonet HTK+ variant, it is the only variant available with all-engine gearbox combinations, and feature-wise it is the most valuable of the lot. The HTK+ gets equipment like projector fog lamps, automatic headlamps, auto climate control, power-folding ORVM, rear-view camera and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, powered by Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with the decibels provided by Arkamys 6-speakers set. If you are choosing the automatic variant under HTK+ trim, then you also get safety measures like ESC, Hill-start Assist, and Traction control.

The HTK+ also carries essential features of lower variants, including driver’s-seat height adjustment, rear aircon, steering mounted controls, remote key-entry, 16-inch steel wheels and ‘UVO Lite’ connected features, to name a few. Also, the under INR 10 lakh price tag will attract more tax benefits in some states, further increasing its value proposition.

Coming to other trims, though HTK+ has ample features to satisfy most buyers if you want more goodies such as LED headlamps, complete connected car features, powered sunroof, Bose Audio System, Remote Engine Start with Smart Key, wireless phone projection, ventilated seats, Paddle-shifters, ‘UVO’ connected car tech, IRVM, Color Instrument Cluster, and tyre pressure monitor, among others, then you might want to stretch your budget a bit to buy the HTX+ variant.

However, with a meagre amount of INR 10,000 over the HTX+, you can get many GT exclusive cosmetic enhancements plus all-black interiors with leather sports seats and red stitching, 4 additional airbags, front parking sensors, and a wireless phone charger, if you choose GTX+ manual version. If you want more power, sportiness and extra safety with the provision of an automatic transmission, then spending INR 90,000 additional can get you a powerful turbo-charged petrol engine, together, with all-around safety features like ESC, Hill-start Assist, Traction Control, Vehicle Stability Management, and Brake Assist. Diesel engines with automatic gearbox demand extra money in all the trims.

So, although the GTX+ comes heavy on the pocket, it offers a lot in terms of power, safety, and features in the entire line-up. However, the recent update has given HTX+ more features, making it an almost complete package for an average, first-time and tech-savvy buyer.

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