Kia Sonet Facelift HTE, HTK, GTX+, X-Line and More Variants Explained: Which One Should You Pick?

Similar to the previous-gen model, the redesigned Sonet is available in three core trim levels, spread across seven variants. HTX, HTX+, GTX+, X-Line, HTE, HTK, and HTK+ make up the list of the variants. 

By Reetika Bhatt | on December 15, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Kia India has unveiled the Sonet facelift in the country ahead of its official release, which is expected early next year. With an updated exterior design as well as additional features, it's the first facelift for the sub-4-metre SUV. On December 20, the automaker will start taking reservations for the all-new SUV. Speaking of the design details, a slightly larger grille with new inlays is now present up front, and it is placed between two upgraded LED headlights with new DRLs that descend downwards. The modified bumper, which is sleeker and has LED fog lamps, is located beneath it. There are no significant changes to the side profile other than the new alloys, and at the back, there is a fresh set of connected LED tail lamps that are modelled after the Seltos. 

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2024 Kia Sonet: Colour Options and Interior Layout

New Sonet X Line Front Quarter

Buyers can choose from a range of eight monotone, two dual-tone, and one matte hue available when it comes to the exterior paint job for the Sonet facelift. These include Pewter Olive, Glacier White Pearl, Sparkling Silver, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black Pearl, Intense Red, Imperial Blue, Clear White, Intense Red with Aurora Black Pearl, Glacier White Pearl with Aurora Black Pearl, and the Xclusive Matte Graphite paint. 

The updated Sonet sports new black upholstery with brown accents and a redesigned climate control panel, but the interior layout is mostly unchanged from the original model.

2024 Kia Sonet: Features

2024 Kia Sonet Interior

Similar to the previous-gen model, the redesigned Sonet is available in three core trim levels, spread across seven variants. HTX, HTX+, GTX+, X-Line, HTE, HTK, and HTK+ make up the list of the variants. The variant-wise features breakdown for the model are as follows.

Kia Sonet Facelift HTE

- 12V power outlet

- Pole-type antenna

- Halogen taillights

- Rear parking sensors

- Six airbags

- Seatbelt reminder system

- 15-inch steel wheels

- Speed alert system

- ABS with EBD

- Halogen headlamps

- Silver brake callipers

- BAS, ESC, HAC, VSM, and Highline TPMS

- Tiger nose grille

- 4.2-inch MID

- Front and rear skid plates

- Type-C charging ports

- Connected type reflector

- Rear AC vents

- Front power windows

- Semi-leatherette seats with black interiors

- Manual AC

- Tilt-adjustable steering

- Fixed armrest with storage function

Kia Sonet Facelift HTK

16-inch dual-tone styled steel wheels

Shark-fin antenna

- Silver roof rails

Kia Sonet Facelift HTK+

Rear door power windows

Automatic climate control

Front parking sensors

- Keyless entry

- Automatic headlamps

- Electrically folding ORVMs

- Height-adjustable driver seat

- Smart key with push-button start

- Rear defogger

- Electric sunroof (with 1.0 iMT version)

- Rear door sunshade curtains


- Steering-mounted controls

- LED light bar at the rear

- Four speakers and two tweeters

- Ice cube LED fog lights

- Wireless phone projection

- Reverse parking camera with guidelines

- 8-inch touchscreen unit

Kia Sonet Facelift HTX

- Leather-wrapped gear knob and door armrest

- Black and brown leatherette seats (with 1.0-L DCT and 1.5-L Diesel iMT/AT versions)

Leather-wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel

- All-black interiors with brown inserts (with 1.0-L DCT and 1.5-L Diesel iMT/AT versions)

- LED headlamps

- Black and beige dual-tone interior theme (with 1.0-L iMT and 1.5-L Diesel MT versions)

Kia Sonet Facelift HTX+

- Ventilated front seats

- Rear parcel tray

- Rear centre armrest with cup holders

- Traction modes (with AT)

- Cruise control

- Paddle shifters (with AT)

- Remote engine start on the smart key

- 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels

- AI voice recognition

- Kia Connect

- All-black interiors with brown inserts]

- Auto-dimming IRVM

- 60:40 split rear seats

- LED ambient sound lighting

- Adjustable headrests for second-row seats

- 10.25-inch touchscreen system

- Four-way electrically adjustable driver seat

- 10.25-inch fully digital coloured instrument cluster

- Bose seven-speaker music system

- Rear disc brakes

- Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

- Rear wiper and washer

- OTA updates

- Drive modes

Kia Sonet Facelift GTX+

- Skid plates with dark metallic accents

- Gloss black roof rack and AC vents

- GT Line logo on the steering wheel

- 16-inch sporty crystal-cut alloy wheels

- Sleek LED fog lights

Kia Sonet Facelift X-Line

- Steering wheel with Sonet logo

- Level 1 ADAS

- One-touch auto up-down function for all door power windows

- Piano Black inserts all around

- Sage Green leatherette inserts

- 360-degree camera

- All-black interiors with Xclusive Sage Green inserts

2024 Kia Sonet: Engine Details

Sonet Facelift X Line Rear

The Sonet facelift retains the same powertrain options: a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder, 82bhp petrol engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox; a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder, 118bhp turbo-petrol unit; and a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder, 114bhp diesel mill. The 6-speed iMT is still provided for the turbo-petrol and diesel engines, while the 6-speed manual gearbox has been reinstated for the diesel engine. Additionally, a 7-speed dual-clutch and a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission are available for the diesel and turbo-petrol engines, respectively.

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2024 Kia Sonet: Competition Check

Pricing for the updated Kia Sonet may start at Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom). It will continue to face competition from the Nissan Magnite, the Renault Kiger, the Mahindra XUV300, the Hyundai Venue, the Tata Nexon, and the Maruti Suzuki Brezza. 

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