New Kia Sonet Launched in India at Rs 7.99 Lakh, Diesel Variants Start at Rs 9.79 Lakh

The new Kia Sonet, which has undergone a significant redesign, is offered in 19 different trim levels and will compete head-on with vehicles such as the Tata Nexon and Hyundai Venue.

By Divyam Dubey | on January 12, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Kia India has finally launched the new Sonet at tempting introductory prices starting from Rs 7.99 lakhs (ex-showroom). This subcompact SUV comes in a variety of trim levels and engine options, including 19 variants with both petrol and diesel engine options. The new Sonet, which was unveiled last month by the Korean manufacturer, features a host of changes, such as a more modern exterior design and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Just like its sibling, the Seltos, the new Sonet is also available through the K-Code system. To guarantee priority delivery, any Kia owner can generate a K-Code. Let's take a look at the features of this facelifted model.

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New Kia Sonet: Design

New Kia Sonet Rear View

A lot of work has gone into remodelling the Sonet's appearance after the recently refreshed Seltos. Updates to the vehicle's front grille, fog lights, and bumper give it a more modern look. Stylish LED headlights and futuristic Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) add to the overall appearance of the front fascia. The rear end features new LED taillights linked by an elegant LED strip and a revised bumper, adding to its rugged appearance. In addition, the car now features new alloy wheels, which give it a modern and updated appearance.

New Kia Sonet: Safety Suite

The Sonet now leads the segment in terms of safety, thanks to the addition of the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Features like lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, high beam assist, lane following assist, driver attention warning, and leading vehicle departure alert are all part of its Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) suite. In addition, it mitigates possible dangers involving bicycles, pedestrians, and cars with features like forward collision warning and forward collision-avoidance aid. The inclusion of six airbags as standard further shows the company’s commitment to safety.

New Kia Sonet: Interior

New Kia Sonet Interior

The Sonet's digital instrument panel, which resublimes that of the Seltos, considerably adds to the overall driving experience. A state-of-the-art 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system is at the heart of the redesigned dashboard, providing greater functionality. Moreover, the Sonet also gets a premium Bose sound system, five customisable colours, ambient lighting, an electric sunroof, a digital instrument cluster, wireless charging, and power-adjustable front seats. Among other features are ventilated front seats, an array of connected car features, and a 360-degree camera.

New Kia Sonet: Variants and Prices

As previously mentioned, the New Sonet has been launched with special introductory prices starting at Rs 7.99 Lakhs (Ex-showroom) and going up to Rs 15.69 lakh for the higher-end diesel version.

S. No Engine Transmission Trim Price (INR and Ex-showroom Pan India)
1 Smartstream G1.2 5MT HTE 7,99,000
2 Smartstream G1.2 5MT HTK 8,79,000
3 Smartstream G1.2 5MT HTK+ 9,89,900
4 Smartstream G1.0T-GDi iMT HTK+ 10,49,000
5 Smartstream G1.0T-GDi iMT HTX 11,49,000
6 Smartstream G1.0T-GDi iMT HTX+ 13,39,000
7 Smartstream G1.0T-GDi 7DCT HTX 12,29,000
8 Smartstream G1.0T-GDi 7DCT GTX+ 14,49,900
9 Smartstream G1.0T-GDi 7DCT X-line 14,69,000
10 1.5L CRDi VGT 6MT HTE 9,79,000
11 1.5L CRDi VGT 6MT HTK 10,39,000
12 1.5L CRDi VGT 6MT HTK+ 11,39,000
13 1.5L CRDi VGT 6MT HTX 11,99,000
14 1.5L CRDi VGT 6MT HTX+ 13,69,000
15 1.5L CRDi VGT 6iMT HTX 12,59,900
16 1.5L CRDi VGT 6iMT HTX+ 14,39,000
17 1.5L CRDi VGT 6AT HTX 12,99,000
18 1.5L CRDi VGT 6AT GTX+ 15,49,900
19 1.5L CRDi VGT 6AT X-line 15,69,000

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The new Sonet, like the Seltos before it, can be bought via the easy K-Code system. To guarantee priority delivery, any Kia owner can generate a K-Code. 

New Kia Sonet: Powertrain Options and Rivals

The Sonet is available in 19 variants, which include three petrol and five diesel manual variants, three petrol and two diesel iMT variants, three petrol models with a seven-speed gearbox, and three diesel models with an automatic gearbox. The Smartstream G1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine produces 118bhp and 172Nm of torque, while the Smartstream G1.2-litre petrol mill produces 82 bhp and 115 Nm of torque. The 1.5-litre CRDi VGT engine is perfect for those with a penchant for the diesel mill; it produces 114bhp and 250Nm of torque.

The Sonet has achieved remarkable success in the compact SUV segment, wherein it competes with vehicles such as the Tata Nexon, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Venue, and Mahindra XUV300.

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