Kia has finally launched the Sonet in six variants, with three engine and as many as five transmission options. Prices of the compact SUV ranges from Rs 6.71 lakh for the base petrol to Rs 11.99 lakh for the top-spec variant
Although it has only been a little over six months since we first got a glimpse of the Kia Sonet at the Auto Expo 2020, the wait has felt a rather long one. But Kia Motor has now finally entered the suv-4 metre SUV space with the launch of the all-new Sonet. Prices for the Sonet start at Rs 6.71 lakh for the base petrol trim going right up to Rs 11.99 lakh for the fully-loaded GTX+ variant, in both the 1.0-litre turbo petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel avatars. Prices are introductory.
Here’s a quick look at the variant-wise pricing of the all-new Kia Sonet: (ex-showroom pan-India price in lakhs)
Kia offers the Sonet with three engine options – a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol motor that develops 82bhp and 114Nm. This motor comes paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. The Sonet is also on sale with a 1.5-litre turbo diesel motor that is on offer in two states of tune – producing 99 horses and 240Nm when paired with a 6-speed manual, and pushing out 113bhp and 250Nm with the 6-speed torque converter option. Just like in the Hyundai Venue, the Kia Sonet will also be offered with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol that is good for 118bhp and 172Nm. This engine will also be offered with a two transmission options – a 6-speed iMT and a 7-speed DCT.
Kia has launched the Sonet in six variants - HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+, with multiple combinations of the aforementioned engine and transmission options. You can get detailed information about the variant-wise features in our detailed story here.
The Sonet is Kia’s third product to be launched in the Indian market after the Seltos and the Carnival. Entering into the crowded sub-4 metre SUV space, the Sonet is without doubt a very important product for the brand. The Sonet will hold its own against some very able competitors like the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and the Honda WR-V.
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