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2021 Kia Sonet HTX DCT in a walkaround video

Kia recently updated its model lineup with a new logo and rejigged the variant of the Sonet and the Seltos. While the new vehicles were spotted reaching the dealerships much before the official launch, here is a detailed video that shows all the details about the Sonet HTX, which is a new variant and was launched recently.

The video by Arun Pawar shows the car from all around. Starting from the alloy wheels, the video shows the diamond-cut alloy wheels available with the car. The wheels are of 16-inches with Apollo tyres. These are a new addition. From the front, there are not many changes apart from the new Kia logo. The car gets crown jewel headlamps with LED lamps. There is a badge of 7DCT because of the transmission on the side.

The door handles get a chrome cover but the request sensor is only on the driver-side. The rear does not get wipers but there is the defogger that can be useful. The rear also gets LED lamps but there is no roof-mounted spoiler.

The new Kia Sonet HTX DCT petrol is positioned between the existing variants – HTK Plus and GTX Plus. The diesel automatic option, which was only available with the HTK+ and GTX+ will now be available with the HTX variant. This will offer more choice to the buyers.

No diesel engine

The HTX variant does not offer a diesel engine. There is only a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This one in the video gets a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 7-speed DCT. Kia also offers iMT with this variant.

Kia has also added new features in the HTX variant. The trim now gets multiple new features including traction control and dual-tone alloys as standard. The HTX DCT petrol variant also gets Hill Climb Assist Control (HAC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and multiple driving modes that will change the accelerator input among other things in the car.

The HTX already offers features like automatic LED headlamps, projector fog lamps, LED front and rear DRL, ORVM with integrated turn indicators, sunroof, keyless start-stop and go, cruise control system, remote engine start, dual-tone beige-black cabin, leatherette steering wheel and gear knob, rear armrest, adjustable rear headrest and ISOFIX mounts.

Earlier this month, Kia announced the discontinuation of two trims from the Sonet line-up. The HTK Plus 1.0 Petrol DCT and the HTK Plus 1.5 diesel AT. Kia has replaced these trims with four new variants – HTX 1.0 petrol, HTX 1.5 diesel MT, HTX 1.0 DCT petrol and HTX 1.5 diesel AT.

Kia also announced a new offer for its Carnival customers in India. According to the new offer, Kia will take back the Carnival, if the customer is unhappy. Kia will pay 95% price of the original value.