Sonet is Kia’s entry level car in the Indian market. This sub-4 meter compact SUV was launched in the market last year and quickly it became popular among buyers for its looks and features. Kia Sonet competes with SUVs like Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and even the recently launched Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger in the segment.
Kia Sonet is so popular that there is a waiting period on this SUV. It is now a commonly spotted car on our roads and many have started modifying it as well. Here we have one such Kia Sonet that has been wrapped with black satin wrap and looks absolutely butch.
The Kia Sonet SUV seen here looks like a Tech Line variant and not the GT Line version. The GT Line version of Kia Sonet gets a different grille and bumper. The car has been modified by Kirthi Care in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The satin black wrap on the Sonet has completely changed the look of the car. It now looks a lot more sporty. All the parts with chrome garnishes on it has been blacked out. The whole car has been blacked out completely.
The silver portion on the lower part of the bumper has also been blacked out. Coming to the side profile, the company fitted wheels have been replaced with aftermarket gloss units. Other than that no other modification have been made. It should be noted that, changing the original paint of the car is actually illegal and that can get you into trouble if cops find it. Wrapping is actually a different, the owner is just hiding the original colour of the car and you do not need to update that on the registration certificate as well. As per the new guidelines, any type of modification on a car is actually illegal.
Kia Sonet launched in the market last year and is based on the Sonet concept that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020. The production version of Sonet actually resembles a lot with the concept. It is a sub-4 meter compact SUV that is packed with several features. Kia Sonet is offered with features like ventialted seats, 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment screen that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also supports several connected car services.
Other than that, Sonet get electric sunroof, multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, automatic climate control, rear AC vents ambient lights, premium audio system from Bose and so on. Kia Sonet is available with three different engine options. There are two petrol and one diesel engine on offer. The 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine is available with a manual gearbox and generates a maximum of 83 Ps and 115 Nm of peak torque. The 1.5 litre turbo diesel engine generates 100 Ps and 240 Nm of peak torque.
This engine is available with a manual and a 6-speed automatic transmission option. The most powerful engine in the lot is the 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine. This engine generates 120 Ps and 172 Nm of peak torque. This engine is available with a 7-speed DCT and iMT gearbox option.