India’s first modified Kia Sonet is here, & it looks absolutely RAD: In images

Kia launched its most affordable car in the Indian market earlier this year. The all-new Sonet is a sub-4m compact SUV that takes on the likes of Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the likes. Since Kia started accepting the bookings for the new Sonet much before the price announcement, it has received an overwhelming response from the market. The deliveries started soon after the price announcement too. Within a month of the price announcement and deliveries of the car, customers have started modifying the Sonet and here are the first images of the modified Kia Sonet.

The Kia Sonet modified here has been done by Kirthi Care in Bangalore, Karnataka. The exact variant of this Sonet is not known, however, it does look much sportier. It seems to be a Tech Line variant, not the top-end GT Line version.

The vehicle now looks extremely sporty and aggressive with an all-black full-body Satin Black wrap from Avery Dennison. All the chrome parts like the front grille, door handles and everything else have been updated to new brushed aluminium parts. It also gets gloss painted parts the complement the whole new colour extremely well.

It should be noted that such visual modification is allowed and is not illegal. Changing the colour of the car using body pain will attract penalty and is illegal too. However, using a wrap, which just hides the original paint of the vehicle is allowed. You do not need to even update the new colour on the registration certificate of the vehicle. Whereas, changing the original colour will require you to do that to make it road legal. However, cops may stop you and may even issue a fine for such visual modifications.

The all-new Kia Sonet is the most affordable car in the segment with a starting price of Rs 6.71 lakh. There are 15 variants of the Sonet powered by three engine options and four transmission options. The entry-level variants get the 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine while the mid and top-level variants get the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The diesel variants get powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine.

Kia offers IMT and 7-Speed DCT with the 1.0-litre petrol while the 1.5-litre diesel gets an automatic torque converter and a manual transmission. The naturally-aspirated petrol gets a manual transmission only. Kia also offers a range of dealership-level accessories and options but such full-body wrap is no available officially through Kia.