Kia has become one of the biggest manufacturers in the Indian market with only two products in its line-up – the Seltos and the Carnival. Kia is now working to launch its third product in the market – the Sonet. While we have already seen how the all-new Sonet will look like before its official launch in the Indian market next month. Well, here is a rendering image of the Kia Sonet in convertible form.
The rendering image is made by NM Tunes and is purely based on imagination. There are no mass-segment convertible cars available in India due to various reasons like cost and weather condition. It will not be manufactured by the brand and will not officially launch in India in the foreseeable future.
The Sonet seen here keeps the four-door set-up. Only changes have been the removal of the roof, a new windscreen and a soft top cover stacked in the rear. It sure looks extremely good and attractive which will attract a lot of customers. However, building a convertible increases the price of the vehicle multiple times, which is why the target customer will change. Many also try to transform their vehicles by converting it into convertible from local garages, however, those methods change the strength of the structure and make the vehicle extremely dangerous to drive.
Kia will launch the all-new Sonet in the Indian market next month and the bookings are expected to start soon. The all-new Sonet will take on the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and similar vehicles. The all-new Sonet will be available in Tech Line and GT Line variants just like the Seltos. The car will come with three engine options. There will be a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-litre turbocharged diesel engine. The 1.0-litre turbocharged engine version will come with an Intelligent Manual Transmission (IMT) and 7-speed DCT automatic transmission with the manual transmission. The 1.5-litre diesel-powered variants will also get a torque converter automatic transmission.
Since Kia is entering the segment a bit late compared to the others, the Sonet will come loaded with a long list of features. There will be ventilated front seats, integrated air purifier, 360-degree camera, torque convertor with the diesel engine option, and more. The Sonet will also offer a 6-speaker system from Bose and biggest 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system too.