Launch: The Sonet will be launched on September 18.
Price: It is expected to be priced between Rs 6.60 lakh and Rs 12.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
Seating Capacity: It gets a 5-seater configuration.
Powertrain: The Sonet will be offered with the Hyundai Venue’s engine options: 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. Their output figures are as follows:
- 1.0-litre turbo-petrol: 120PS and 172Nm
- 1.2-litre petrol: 83PS and 115Nm
- 1.5-litre diesel (MT/ Auto): 100PS and 240Nm/ 115PS and 250Nm
The transmission options on offer will be a 6-speed iMT (clutchless manual) and a 7-speed DCT with the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, a 5-speed MT with the 1.2-litre petrol, and a 6-speed MT or AT with the 1.5-litre diesel engine.
Kia Sonet Features: Kia will offer the Sonet with UVO connected car tech, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an air purifier, a sunroof, and wireless charging.
Kia Sonet price list (Variants)
|1.2 HTE 1197 cc, Manual, Petrol||Rs.6.6 Lakh*|
|1.2 HTK 1197 cc, Manual, Petrol||Rs.6.99 Lakh*|
|1.2 HTK Plus 1197 cc, Manual, Petrol||Rs.7.7 Lakh*|
The Sonet is ticking all the right boxes otherwise. It’s delivering on the wow factor with pukka mini-SUV looks, quality interiors and a feature list that’d make you question paying a premium for larger SUVs. It’s being sensible and practical too, with loads of cubby holes and a large boot. You get proper automatics, and the engines on offer cover a wide range of usage.
Kia’s Sonet is rewiring our expectations from sub-4-metre SUVs. It’s proving that a small vehicle can be big on experience.