Upcoming Kia Sonet spotted on road before official launch [Video]

Kia will launch the all-new Sonet in the Indian market next month. Kia officially started accepting the bookings for the Sonet and the manufacturer claims that more than 6,500 bookings were made on the first day, which is one of the highest booking numbers for any new car on the first day. The all-new Sonet’s features and variant-wise break-up has been leaked online but Kia is yet to officially announce the features. Before the official launch in September, the all-new Sonet was spotted driving on the roads without any camouflage. This is the first time that the Sonet has been spotted on the roads.

The all-new Kia Sonet is based on the same platform as the Hyundai Venue. It is the brand’s first-ever sub-4m compact SUV and will be the most affordable product in the line-up. The all-new Sonet will come with a long list of features and many of them will be segment-leading features.

The video shows the Kia Sonet HTX variant, which is the top-end version in the Tech Line group on the road. The video comes from the NH8, which connects Delhi and Gurugram. In the footage, the new Sonet has been recorded from behind most of the time. It shows the brilliant all-LED tail lamps of the upcoming car while the reflective lightbar connects both the tail lamps together. The light bar does not light up when the brake is engaged though. The video also shows the car from the front and side. Overall, the Sonet looks fresh on the road and since it is a different design, it is expected to attract a lot of eyes on the roads too.

The all-new Kia Sonet will offer a wide range of engine options and transmission options. The car will come powered by three engine options just like the Hyundai Venue. It will get a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine with a manual transmission. There will be a more powerful 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will be offered with a 6-speed manual, a 7-speed DCT automatic and an IMT semi-automatic transmission. The diesel variants will come powered by a 1.5-litre engine with manual as well as automatic transmission options.

Kia will offer first-time features like ventillated front seats, integrated air purifier, diesel-automatic, Bose speaker system, 10.25-inch infotainment system with the Sonet. It will also come with features like electrically-controlled sunroof, cruise control system, 6 airbags and more. The Sonet will be the brand’s third car in the market.