Korean carmaker Kia launched its first sub-4 meter SUV the Kia Sonet September 2020. WIth its launch the feature packed and one of the most powerful yet affordable Sub-compact SUV created a separate fan base for itself not only in India but the whole Asia-Pacific.

7-seater Kia Sonet
7-seater Kia Sonet

This might have given Kia a chance to rethink of making the Sonet a little different from its rivals. As now, Kia has revealed a 7-seater variant of the Sonet in Indonesia. Out of the blue the 7-seater variant looks pretty identical to its 5-seater counterpart.

Surprisingly, the Indonesian variant is also being manufactured at Kia’s production facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.

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Whats under the hood?

  • When launched the new 7-seater Sonet will feature a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine
  • The engine is good enough to generate 113bhp with a peak torque of 144 Nm
  • Transmission options will include a standard 6-speed manual and an optional IVT transmission
  • The new longer Kia Sonet now measures at 4,120 mm in length, 1,790 mm in width, 1,642 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,500 mm.

Anything new on the feature end?

  • Apart from being a little longer than its 5-seater cousin. Visually, the new Sonet more or ess remains the same on the outside.
  • Moving inside, we get to see an additional 3rd row
3rd Row
3rd Row
  • We also get to see a fully digital instrument cluster and a multi-functional steering wheel.
Fully Digital Instrument cluster
Fully Digital Instrument cluster
  • Additonal features include a 10.25- inch infotainment system accompanied with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless smartphone charging facility, LED ambient lighting and rear AC Vents.
Interior (Sonet)
Interior (Sonet)

Will it be launched in India?

  • So, looking at the current situation and of course the Indian mindset it is highly unlikely of Kia to launch the 7-seater version of the Kia Sonet in India.

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