Kia Sonet was recently launched in the market and is the latest entrant in the sub-4 meter compact SUV segment. It competes with cars like Hyundia Venue, Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSPort in the segment. It is one of the most feature loaded SUV in the segment and is already becoming a common sight on our roads. Kia Sonet is also the second vehicle in the segment to get the iMT transmission after Hyundia Venue. Here we have a detailed video of a brand new Sonet where the owner is sharing his first impresssions about the car.
The video has been uploaded by Musafir Aka Joshi on his youtube channel. The Kia Sonet seen in the video is only a few days old and the owner had brought it to a nearby shop for detailing. The owner along with the vlogger starts explaining all the features that it comes with. Starting with the front, it gets front parking sensors, all LED headlamps, dual function LED DRLs, Tiger Nose grille and so on. As this is the top-end GT Line version, it gets red accents on different parts of the car.
The owner is initially impressed with the projector type fog lamps that Sonet comes with. According him, the lights had good throw and were serving the purpose at night. As this is the top-end variant, it comes with all the bells and whistles. It gets features like touchscreen infotainment screen with inbuilt navigation, UVO connect feature, wireless phone charging, integrated air purifier, semi digital instrument cluster, multi function steering wheel, push button start, electric sunroof, ventilated seats and so on.
The owner in fact says that he is very impressed with the car in terms of looks and features. It offers almost all the features that Kia Seltos offers. The rear seat comfort is quite good like the front seats. The main highlight of the this version is that it gets an iMT gearbox. It is a clutchless manual transmission. Owner specially bought this over DCT mainly because of two reasons. First, this is a new technology andhe wanted to experience it. Second is obviously the price difference in comparison to the DCT version. The DCT version is almost a lakh more pricier than iMT. Overall, the owner seems quite happy and has done his homework before buying this new sub-4 meter compact SUV.