The nationwide lockdown due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown has left many major automobile manufacturers to put off their new launches or to push the dates further. however, there still are some brave soles who are still working rigorously and trying to meet the deadline and to keep up promises. With one such being Kia who has recently confirmed that there will be no delay in the launch for their new model the Kia Sonet.
Speaking to a leading media house Vice President & Head of Sales & Marketing, Kia Motors, said: “The acceptance that the Sonet got at the Auto Expo was really heartening for us and we are very enthused by the response it got. So we expect to do it very well when we launch the Sonet and we are sticking to our committed time which is the Festival season during this year. We can expect it to arrive in the sometime in the August – October period.” Bhat also mentioned that Kia’s suppliers have already started with the production and that should not be a hindrance in the launch of the Sonet.
Kia Sonet | Engine Specification
|Engine||1.2-litre Kappa/1.0-litre Turbo Petrol|
All the engines will come paired to either 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DCT.
Kia Sonet | Interior & Exterior Features
- On the Outside, we will get to see Kia’s signature tiger-nose grille along with a very compact and sporty design. additionally, the front will be complemented by the all-new Led headlamps and fog lamps down at the bottom.
- While on the Inside, the Kia Sonet will boast a massive Seltos sourced 10.25-inch infotainment system along with The car might also get a premium sound system to keep the occupants entertained.
- We also expect the car to get the connected car tech similar to what Hyundai offers in its Venue.
- On the safety front, the car might borrow it from the venue which might include, ABS, EBD, ESP, and a couple of airbags as standard and the top end trim to get more safety features.
Kia Sonet | Price & Rivals
- The compact SUV will rival the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, upcoming MG ZS and Hyundai Venue in the Indian market. It is expected to be priced between ₹7 lakh to ₹11 lakh although the exact prices would be revealed on the later stage.