Kia Motors India recently unveiled their third product, Sonet SUV for the Indian market. The Kia Sonet SUV is a sub-4 meter compact SUV that competes with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport in the segment. It is based on the concept that was showcased at the expo earlier this year. It is not too different from the concept showcased earlier and the car is now one of best looking car in the segment. Currently, we have a render image that shows how the Kia Sonet electric SUV will look like in electric avatar if the manufacturer plans to launch one.
The render images have been shared on Indian Auto and the Sonet EV looks quite good. It has a design language that we have already seen in many other EV from the brand. The front Tiger nose grille is retained but, it is now slightly modified to look like an EV. The grille is all closed and comes with blue accents on it, which simbolises that it an elelctric vehicle. This also the area where the car can be connected to a charger whenever it needs juice.
The bumper remains the same including the grille at the lower part of the bumper. The faux skid plate at the lower portion also gets a blue accent that goes well with the EV theme. The car gets white and black dual tone finish along with chrome door handles. The wheels on this render have been replaced with units that we regularly find in EVs. Just like at the front, the lower portion of the door also gets an elelctric blue strip and similar treatment is expected to be seen at the rear bumper too.
Apart from that it still gets heartbeat shaped LED DRLs, all-LED headlamps, tail lamps and all the other features. Kia has not announced anything about launching an electric version but, if they plan to launch one in the future then it will compete with cars like Tata Nexon EV and the upcoming Mahindra XUV300 EV that the manufacturer will be launching in our market. Kia will be launching the all new Sonet in the market next month and it will be available with a turbo petrol, petrol and diesel engine with variety of transmission options.