Kia Sonet spotted next to Maruti WagonR and Hyundai Creta on video

Kia will launch the all-new Sonet in the Indian market next year. Before that, the production version of the upcoming Sonet has been already revealed and several pictures of the sub-4m SUV shows the car. Here are two videos of the all-new Kia Sonet that shows the car with the new WagonR hatchback, and the previous generation Hyundai Creta.

Posted by Sandeep Singh on Sunday, 6 September 2020

The video shows the road presence of the upcoming Sonet. Since the Sonet will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and the likes, the length will be restricted to below 4-metres. The new WagonR became much bigger in length compared to the previous generation model. Here is another video showing the Sonet next to a range of cars including the previous generation Hyundai Creta and the Mahindra XUV500.

Posted by Sandeep Singh on Sunday, 6 September 2020

The all-new Kia Sonet will be launched in the Indian market next month and prices will be announced on 18th September 2020. This will be the latest entrant in the sub-4m compact SUV segment, which will also see the launch of cars like Nissan Magnite and Renault HBC in the coming few months.

Kia is currently on the number 5 position with only two cars in the Indian market. The brand’s first car – the Seltos became extremely popular in the Indian market and attracted a lot of buyers. It remains one of the top-selling vehicles in the segment. The brand’s second vehicle was a premium MPV – the Carnival. Both vehicles have healthy sales numbers at the moment.

The all-new Sonet will become the third car from the South Korean manufacturer and it will be the least expensive model of all. The all-new Kia Sonet is likely to attract a lot of new customers, which will further strengthen Kia’s position in the Indian market.

Kia will offer three engine options with the all-new Sonet. There will be 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol that will offer only a five-speed manual transmission while the higher-end models will get 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that will come with a 7-speed DCT or a 6-speed IMT transmission. There is no pure manual transmission available with this engine option. The diesel variants will get the 1.5-litre engine that will be available in two states of tunes. The lower variants will get a 6-speed manual while the higher-end variants will get CVT automatic. Kia will be the only manufacturer in the segment to offer a diesel-CVT option. The Sonet will also come with a lot of segment-first features including front ventilated-seats, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, front parking sensors, integrated air purifier and many more such features.

Via SandeepSingh