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10 Most Googled Questions About The Kia Sonet, Answered!

Kia Sonet – the only compact SUV that has been able to compete with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza in terms of sales. The Hyundai sibling brand entered India with Seltos and then introduced the Carnival. They were already gaining decent sales in India when the brand decided to surprise the market with a car that turned out to be a really swift success in India. In today’s featured, we have a look at what India wants to know about the compact SUV from this Korean automaker. Here are the top 10 most Googled questions about the Kia Sonet.

  1. Is Kia Sonet worth buying?

    Kia Sonet
    Kia Sonet

    Definitely yes! If you are not one of those true Maruti Suzuki lovers, you can go for this for sure. With multiple transmission options and the exclusive availability of DCT, you can really enjoy driving this compact SUV. Just to let you know, the top-seller Brezza doesn’t have a DCT. The only problem we felt while we had our hands on the Kia Sonet is the rear legroom. The rear passengers might have to face a little bit of difficulty if they are tall. You can decide on this by test driving the vehicle yourself. Otherwise, it’s definitely a yes from our side considering the features and the performance!

    Read How Kia Sonet Took On The Segment’s Best-Seller Maruti Vitara Brezza!

  2. What is Kia Sonet price?

    Kia Sonet
    Kia Sonet

    Starts at 6.71Lakhs! You can have the base variant of the Kia Sonet for an ex-showroom price of Rs.6..71 lakhs while the top variant GTX Plus goes to Rs.13 Lakhs (ex-showroom).

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  3. Is Kia Sonet a 4×4?

    Kia Sonet | Back Profile
    Back Profile

    No, Kia Sonet is not available in the 4-wheel drive configuration in the Indian market. You already know how successful this car has been in the Indian market in its current version. Therefore, we don’t think the Korean automaker is planning to launch a 4×4 variant here anytime soon.

  4. Is Kia Sonet an SUV?

    Kia Sonet Ground Clearance
    Kia Sonet Ground Clearance

    Sonet is basically a compact SUV. It rivals against the Tata Nexon, the Maruti Brezza and the Mahindra XUV300 in the Indian market. It has a really impressive ground clearance and ample boot space for long journeys. You can go to difficult terrains but there are definitely some limitations to that because it is not a 4×4. Any of the cars from this segment isn’t a 4×4 anyway.

  5. Is Kia Sonet electric?

    Kia Niro

    This is Kia’s Niro EV and the Sonet EV is expected to inherit many traits from this one. As of now, Sonet is not an EV but we can expect an electrified version of the same really soon which will be a tough competition for the Nexon EV for sure! Just imagine the EV version of a compact SUV whose IC version is already a huge success!

  6. Is Kia owned by Hyundai?

    Kia Seltos
    Kia Hyundai

    Hyundai and Kia are headquartered in South Korea. Hyundai owns 33.8% of Kia’s share in the global market. HMC was founded in 1967 along with its 32.8% owned subsidiary, Kia Motors. Together, they form the Hyundai Motor Group which is the 5th largest automaker in the world as of 2012. In 1998, Hyundai helped Kia when they were going through a financial crisis by acquiring a 51% share. As already mentioned above, Hyundai currently owns a 33.8% Kia shares in the global market.

  7. Which colour is best in Kia Sonet?

    Kia Sonet
    Gravity Grey

    Sonet is available in many colours which give it an absolutely stunning look. However, Glacier White and Steel Silver continue to be the most popular choices in India. Other colours like Beige Gold and Gravity Grey are also popular but seem attractive only to a few.

  8. Does Kia Sonet have a sunroof?


    Yes, it definitely does. The sunroof is available only in select variants of the Korean compact SUV. The HTX and GTX variants have got the sunroof while other variants miss out on the same.

  9. Is Kia Sonet available in CNG?

    Front Profile
    Front Profile

    No. There is no CNG variant available for Sonet as of now. We don’t think Kia is even thinking of planning one. It is available in both petrol and diesel with multiple gearbox options as well.

  10. Is Sonet bigger than Venue?

    Hyundai Venue IMT Is a potent compact SUV
    Hyundai Venue IMT Is a potent compact SUV

    The figures reveal that Sonet is wider and taller than the Venue. Also, you get more boot space here too. However, the length and wheelbase are exactly the same for both of them. Other than this, both of them have the same transmission options available as well. Venue vs Sonet is really a tough choice for the customers.

    Read Kia Sonet iMT vs Hyundai Venue iMT | Which one should you choose?

These were the top 10 most Googled questions about the Kia Sonet. Share this article with all those looking to buy this compact SUV and help them clear all their doubts. Do you have any other question related to this in mind? Head to the comments section and we will answer you for sure!

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Vishal Khanna
Vishal Khanna
GoMechanic's OG Content Creator | Automobile Enthusiast | Automobile Engineer | Blogger | YouTuber | The DIY Automotive Guy


  1. 10 questions answered to the point. The review shies away from choosing between KiaSonet and Venue. Wisely IMHO.


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