Kia Sonet And Seltos: New Variants Launched With More Features

Kia sonet and seltos new trims

The South Korean automotive giant Kia has introduced new variants for two of its popular models, the Sonet and the Seltos. Kia Motors India has launched two new variants – HTE (O) and HTK (O) for the Sonet. And new automatic transmission option variants for Seltos. These latest offerings come packed with additional features. They have been launched to lure in more buyers and fill the gaps in the lineup.

Kia Sonet Facelift – HTE(O) and HTK(O) Trims

Kia Sonet And Seltos: New Variants Launched With More Features

Kia India launched the new facelifted Sonet back in January 2024. Now a few months later, it has unveiled two new trims: HTE(O) and HTK(O). Positioned strategically in the lineup, these variants come with premium features but with a lower price tag.

The HTE(O) trim, positioned just above the base HTE variant, now comes with an enticing feature of an electric sunroof. Previously, the sunroof was exclusive to higher variants of this sub-compact SUV.

This new HTE(O) variant has been introduced with a price tag of Rs 8.19 lakh for the petrol engine. Meanwhile, the price has been set at Rs 10.00 lakh for the diesel engine (ex-showroom).

Kia Sonet And Seltos: New Variants Launched With More Features

On the other hand, the HTK(O) trim has been positioned between the HTK and HTK+ trims. This new variant now offers additional features such as automatic climate control and connected taillamps.

The HTK(O) variant has been priced at Rs 9.25 lakh for the petrol variant. On the other hand, the diesel HTK(O) variant has been priced at Rs 10.85 lakh.

Kia Sonet engine options

Both the HTE(O) and HTK(O) trims of the Kia Sonet are available with petrol and diesel powertrain options. The petrol engine boasts 83 bhp and a 1.2-litre, four-cylinder configuration. It comes paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and delivers an impressive ARAI mileage of 18.83kmpl.

Meanwhile, the diesel variant comes equipped with a 116 hp, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine paired. This diesel motor comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Sadly, Kia is not offering any automatic gearbox options with these entry-level variants. Kia Sonet Image Gallery.

Kia Seltos Welcomes New HTK+ Variants

Kia Sonet And Seltos: New Variants Launched With More Features

In addition to the Sonet’s updates, Kia has also refreshed its Seltos lineup. It has introduced new mid-spec automatic variants – the HTK+ Petrol CVT and HTK+ Diesel AT.

These new variants have been priced very attractively at Rs 15.40 lakh and Rs 16.90 lakh (ex-showroom) respectively. Kia is offering these new variants with a panoramic sunroof and LED tail lamps.

They will also get a leatherette steering wheel with paddle shifters and a host of other features. In addition to the introduction of new variants, Kia has updated the features list for higher variants of the Seltos as well.

Kia Sonet And Seltos: New Variants Launched With More Features

Notable enhancements include an auto up/down function for all four windows in the HTX, HTX+, GT Line, and X Line trims. The new HTK+ trims of the Seltos will be offered with an Aurora Black Pearl exterior paint option.

Additionally, the base HTE trim now offers five additional color choices: Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Grey, Intense Red, Pewter Olive, and Imperial Blue.

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