Kia Sonet was an instant hit in the Indian market when it was first launched. It is still giving stiff competition to other compact SUVs. Many people consider that the Sonet is the best looking compact SUV in its segment. Now, people often get their vehicles wrapped which gives them a very unique look. Here, is a Kia Sonet that is wrapped in unique orange colour.
The video is uploaded on YouTube by Matuva Brothers. They have wrapped their Kia Sonet in bright orange colour. The modification job took 2 days because the modification shop had to remove the headlamps, tail lamps and the front bumper. The cost of the wrap is Rs. 28,000. The original colour of the Sonet was Intense Red.
There are 8 colours monotone colours offered by Kia. They are Beige Gold, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Grey, Clear White, Intelligency Blue, Glacier White Pearl and Steel Silver. There are also three dual-tone paint colours which are Intense Red, Beige Gold and Glacier White Pearl with an Aurora Black Pearl roof.
There are also other modifications that have been done to the Sonet. It gets an aftermarket skid plate that enhances the appeal of the SUV. It also gets an aftermarket infotainment system and seat covers that mimic the look of the seats from the GT Line Sonet.
The variant that we see in the video is HTE which is the base variant. The Sonet is also offered in five other variants, namely HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+, and GTX+. The pricing of the Sonet starts at Rs. 6.79 lakhs ex-showroom and goes all the way up to Rs. 13.35 lakhs ex-showroom.
The Sonet shares its engines with the Hyundai Venue which is also a compact SUV. There are three engines to choose from. You can get a turbocharged petrol engine with direct injection or a diesel engine or a naturally aspirated petrol engine.
The diesel engine has a capacity of 1.5-litres and this is the same engine that we have seen on the Hyundai Creta, Verna and the Seltos. However, it is detuned. The engine produces 100 PS of max power and 240 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. If you opt for the automatic gearbox then you get 115 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. The fuel efficiency of the manual gearbox is rated at 24.1 kmpl whereas the automatic gearbox returns 19 kmpl.
The naturally aspirated petrol engine is a 1.2-litre unit that we have seen on other Hyundai vehicles. It produces 83 PS of max power and a peak torque output of 113 Nm. It is only offered with a 5-speed manual gearbox. It returns a fuel efficiency of 18.4 kmpl.
Then there is the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that puts out 120 PS of max power and 172 Nm of peak torque. It is offered with a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox. The iMT has a fuel efficiency of 18.2 kmpl and the DCT has a fuel efficiency of 18.3 kmpl.