Kia unveiled their sub-compact SUV at the Auto Expo 2020 under the name of Sonet. Kia has already two offerings in the market, Seltos and Carnival. Both the cars have reached the top in their respective segments. Now, the company is all set to tap in the sub-compact SUV segment in India with Kia Sonet. It will be launching in August 2020. Here are the details about the compact SUV.

Kia Sonet | Powertrain specifications

Engine 1.2-litre Kappa/1.0-litre Turbo Petrol
Power 81hp/121hp
Torque 115Nm/172Nm

Kia Sonet will be sharing its underpinning with the Hyundai Venue. It will get the same engine options as its Hyundai sibling. It is expected to get the 1.5-litre engine from Seltos which produces 115hp of power and 250Nm torque.

The engines will be mated to either 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DCT.

Exterior and Interior

Kia Sonet Interior | Credits- ICN
Kia Sonet Interior | Credits- ICN

The bold front of Kia Sonet has got the signature Kia tiger-nose grille with LED DRLs and LED headlamps. Features include silver trims on the 3-spoke flat-bottom multi-function steering wheel and the AC vents which helps the Sonet gain some character. We can also notice some additional features which include front-centre armrest, rare seat pockets and adjustable front headrest adding a point to the ride quality.

Moving forward we can also expect the Sonet to boast a massive 10.25-inches touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Additionally, the Sonet will also feature a first-in-its-class UVO connected car technology.

Kia Sonet | Price and 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 ₹7lakh to ₹11 lakh although the exact prices would be revealed on the later stage. Will it be able to carry on the success Kia Seltos has gained in the country? Tell us your views in the comments section below.


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