Korean car maker Kia Motors entered Indian market back in 2019. There first product Seltos SUV was and still is a huge hit in the mid-size SUV segment. Seltos is currently one of the most popular SUV in the segment. They also launched a luxury MPV Carnival and a sub-4 meter compact SUV Sonet in the market last year. Carnival is doing decent monthly numbers whereas Sonet turned out to be another hit product for the brand. Sonet is now a very commonly spotted car on our roads and the main reason behind its success is its sharp design and long list of features. Like any other car in the market, aftermarket accessories for Sonet have also arrived in the market and we have already seen several images and videos of modified Sonets from different part of country. Here we have one such modified Sonet which get 20 inch aftermarket alloy wheels.
The video has been published by inder i rider on his youtube channel. The video shows how an alloy wheel has completely changed the way an SUV looks. The Kia Sonet is available with 16 inch factory fitted alloy wheels. The one installed by the owner is a 20 inch unit. It is probably the first Kia Sonet in the country to get a 20 inch alloy wheel. From the video, it looks like, the owner had not done any other modification to the SUV.
The video shows Kia Sonet with 20 inch silver and black 5-spoke alloy wheels. The wheels looks good on the SUV and enhance the overall SUV look of Sonet. The variant seen here is the top end trim GT Line which is available with 1.0 litre turbo petrol or 1.5 litre diesel engine. The black colour of the SUV is another factor that is helping here. The black tone with red accents and those big alloy wheels help Sonet stand out from others in the crowd. Along with 20 inch alloy wheels, the owner has also installed low profile tyres which look good.
Kia Sonet is a well loaded SUV and as mentioned above, is currently most feature loaded SUV in its segment. It competes with SUVs like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport, Toyota Urban Cruiser and recently launched Nissan Magnite in the segment. It offers features like ventilated seats, UVO connected car services, 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system with inbuilt Navigation, rear AC vents, air purifier, multi function steering wheel, electric sunroof, Bose speaker system, ambient lighting and so on.
Just like Seltos, Kia is offering variety of engine and transmission options with Sonet. It is available with two petrol and one diesel engine option. There is a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that generates 82 Bhp and 115 Nm of torque. It is available with a manual transmission only. The next is a 1.0 litre, three cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine that generates 118 Bhp and 172 Nm of torque. This engine comes with a 7-speed DCT gearbox and iMT gearbox option. The last engine is a 1..5 litre turbocharged diesel engine the generates 98 Bhp and 240 Nmof peak torque with manual gearbox and 113 Bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque with the 6-speed automatic transmission.