7-Seater Kia Sonet Revealed in Indonesia; India Launch?

7-seater Kia Sonet Revealed

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

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
  • We also get to see a fully digital instrument cluster and a multi-functional steering wheel.
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)

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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