Kia Motors India launched their third product Sonet SUV in the market earlier today. This new sub-4 meter SUV competing with Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport has been priced very competitively. Prices for the all-new Kia Sonet starts at Rs 6.71 lakh, ex-showroom and goes up to Rs 7.34 lakh, ex-showroom. It will be available in three variants – one will be the regular Tech Line version and the other will be sporty looking GT Line variant. Kia will start delivering the Sonet to customers from today itself and for those who want to know more about this new vehicle, here is a detailed picture gallery of all-new Sonet.
We’ll start with the exteriors first. The version shown in the images is the GT Line which is the sportier looking version. The main attraction here is the Tiger Nose grille with red accents that give it a bold SUV look. Top-end trims of Kia Sonet come with all LED headlamp and the heart beat shaped dual function DRL give it an aggressive front.
Moving to the front bumper, it gets silver coloured plastic accents which is the extension of the faux skid plate. The red accents can be seen here as well. Apart from that the same red accents can be seen at the front brake caliper, centre of the alloy wheel and the side cladding as well. The Side profile of the Sonet looks like any other SUV in the segment with a boxy design.
The diamond cut alloy wheels, chrome plated door handles, blacked out roof and ORVMs, silver colour roof rails all give it a premium look. The dual tone finish paint job on the car really adds up to the premium look of the car. Kia Sonet gets a well sculpted rear. The all LED tail lights, reflector bar running between the lights, gloss black treatment to the lower part of the bumper and silver garnish along with red accents look great on the car. There is a GT Line badging both at the front grille and boot on the SUV that differentiates it from Tech Line.
Tech Line looks exactly the same as GT Line except for minor cosmetic changes like silver accents on the lower part of the bumper and no red accents.
Kia offered a sophisticated and lively cabin with the new Sonet. There is a lot goin on here. Staring with the dashboard, the main attraction here is the large 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment screen that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The instrument cluster is a mix of digital and analog screens which showcase various info.
The cabin in the GT Line gets an all-black treatment with red stitching to give it a sporty feel. Apart from that Kia offers as many as 57 smart features with UVO connect. It even offers TPMS, premium sound system from Bose along with ambient lighting. The front seats on the new Kia Sonet are ventialted and it also offers wireless charging, electric sunroof, integrated air purifier, drive modes, traction controls and so on.
Kia Sonet will be available in 8 monotone colours and 3 dual tone colours. The 8 monotone colours include – Clear White, Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Grey, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Intelligency Blue and Beige Gold. The dual tone colour options are – Intense Red with Aurora Black Pearl, Glacier White Pearl with Aurora Black Pearl, Beige Gold with Aurora Black Pearl.
Kia Sonet is available in three different engine options. One diesel and two petrol units. The 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine is the most powerful in the lot and it generates a maximum of 120 Ps and 172 Nm of torque. It is available with an iMT and 7-speed DCT gearbox option. The 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol generates 83 Ps and 115 Nm of torque. It is available with a manual gearbox only.
The last one in the lot is the 1.5 litre diesel engine that comes in two states of tune. The manual version generates 100 Ps and 240 Nm torque whereas the torque conveter automatic version generates 115 Ps and 250 Nm of torque. This is the first vehicle in the segment to get a proper diesel automatic.
Kia has also announced the certified fuel efficiency of all these variants. The 1.0 litre petrol with imT gearbox returns 18.2 kmpl, whereas the 7-speed DCT returns 18.3 kmpl. The 1.2 litre petrol has a claimed fuel economy of 18.4 kmpl. The 1.5 litre diesel manual returns 24.1 kmpl whereas the automatic will return 19.0 kmpl.