Kia Sonet is the latest vehicle launched the highly competitive sub-4 meter SUV segment. It competes with cars like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 in the segment. It quickly became popular in the segment and is now a very common sight on our roads. Like other vehicles in this segment, it is a front wheel drive SUV and is more of crossover. Here we have a video that shows how Kia Sonet would look like, if it were to be launched as an off-roader.
The video has been uploaded by SRK Designs on their youtube channel. The video starts by showing the stock Kia Sonet GT Line version. The artist starts by removing the chrome garnishes on the SUV. The chrome strip on the lower part of the Tiger Nose grille got a black finish and the door handles got body colour. Next change or update on the Sonet X-Line or the off-road version was the lower air dam. The stock unit was replaced with a wider black unit with a huge silver skid plate.
The headlamps, DRLs and the projector fog lamps are all retained. The artist has now added an LED light bar between the front grille and the air dam. A small scoop has also been made to the hood and couple of tow hooks are also installed for a more muscular look. Moving to the side profile, main noticeable change is the wheel itself. The stock dual tone alloy wheel has been replaced with a chunky looking All-terrain tyres and off-road alloys. Moving to the top, there is a carrier and four auxiliary lamps on the roof. The roof rails are retained and the colour of the car has been changed to Olive green. It gets dual tone treatment with orange like accents at places.
GT Line version is available in Sonet with two engine options. First is the 1.0 litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that is available with an iMT gearbox and a 7-speed DCT gearabox. The second is the 1.5 litre diesel engine that is available with a manual and a 6-speed automatic gearbox. Sonet is the first car in the segment to get a proper automatic gearbox with a diesel engine.