Sub-4 meter SUV segment is quite popular and steadily growing in the country. Almost every car manufacturer in India has one product in this segment. Kia Sonet is one of the popular SUV in this segment and it got launched in the market las year. The SUV competes with cars like Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 in the segment. It became popular for its looks and features. Several aftermarket accessories are now available in the market and here we have one such Kia Sonet that is installed with 360 degree camera.
The video has been uploaded by CAR SONICS CAR ACCESSORIES HYDERABAD on their YouTube channel and the modifications seen here are done by them only. Vlogger starts by showing the car when it had arrived at the workshop. Several modifications are being done on the car. All the doors get damping and the stock speakers were replaced with speakers from Pioneer. The two layer damping has been done to the car to improve the NVH levels and sound quality.
In order to improve the sound quality, an amplifier and a sub-woofer has has also been installed in the car. The car gets dual tone artificial leather seat covers and on the outside, a set of rain visors, chrome lower window garnish and door cladding has been installed in this car. They have also laminated the floors and floor mats are also installed.
One of the main highlight on this Kia Sonet was the addition of a 360 degree camera. They installed a camera in the grille, two under the ORVMs and one at the rear. In order to make this setup work, they did not replace the stock company fitted touchscreen. they modified the screen in a way that it now shows feed from the 360 degree camera as well.
The sound quality of the Kia Sonet had improved and the same is heard in the video too. This is the 2021 Kia Sonet which was introduced in the market recently. Kia Sonet as mentioned above, is a very popular SUV in the segment. It is known for the premium features but, these features are often not available in the lower variants. That is one of the reason why people go for aftermarket accessories and modifications.
One thing that should be kept in mind is that, if any of the wires are cut while installing or modifying the vehicle it might affect the warranty. So it is always recommended to go for plug and play setups. Kia Sonet is available in three engine options. There are two petrol and one diesel engine option. The 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine is available with a manual gearbox only.
The 1.5 litre diesel engine gets a manual and an automatic transmission option. The most powerful engine in the Sonet is the 1.0 litre, three cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that generates 120Ps and 172 Nm of peak torque. It is available with a DCT and iMT gearbox options. The same engine and transmission is also seen in Hyundai i20 and Venue.