Kia Sonet variants, features, engine options leaked before launch

Kia officially unveiled the all-new Sonet in the Indian market a few days ago. The launch of the Sonet will happen soon and before the official launch, variant-wise features, engine and transmission details have been leaked online. Here is what the all-new Kia Sonet will offer in the segment.

Just like the Seltos, the Sonet will come in two major groups – Tech Line and GT Line. The Tech Line variants are HTE, HTK, HTX with optional features with HTK and HTX. The GT Line version will only have the GTX Plus variant. Kia may add new variants in the coming time.

The entry-level base variant of the Kia Sone will come with standard features like dual airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, which are mandatory on all new cars. The base variant gets 15-inch steel rims on the outside, body-coloured mirrors and handles on the outside. The cabin will come with rear AC vents, power windows at the front and electrically adjustable ORVMs. The base version also gets 3.5-inch mono colour instrument cluster and central locking. The base version will be offered with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel in lower 100 PS state of tune.

The mid-level HTK will offer a larger 3.8-inch infotainment system 2DIN audio and four speakers. It also gets steering mounted audio control and Bluetooth UVO Lite. This variant also comes with larger 16-inch wheels. The HTK+ variant offers projector fog lamps, LED indicators of ORVMs, leather-wrapped gear knob for AT and DCT options. The HTK+ variant gets big 8.0-inch infotainment with ARKAMYS system. It also gets wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Plus variant is decently loaded with features and also gets Multi-drive modes and traction control modes with the 7-speed DCT version. It comes with both the petrol engine and 100 PS diesel engine.

The HTX is the top-end version of the Tech Line. It comes with LED headlamps, heartbeat DRLs, electric sunroof, silver skid plate, electrically controlled sunroof, dual muffler design, floating roof type rails and chrome dipped door handles. The HTX variant also gets a remote start feature. It will come with 1.0-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel in 100 PS tuning. The HTX+ variant will come with a bigger 10.25-inch infotainment system with “Hello Kia” and 16-inch alloy wheels. The HTX+ also gets leather seats, LED sound mood lights, leather-wrapped door trims. The variant also offered 7-speaker system, ventilated front seats, air purifier with virus protection, 4.2-inch multi-info display instrument cluster, and dual-tone roof options. It also gets the same engine options as the HTX.

The most-loaded version – GTX+ gets a long list of features. Apart from all the features, it gets Bose speakers, Smart Key, wireless phone charger, air purifier, 6 airbags, ABS+EBD, brake assist, tyre pressure monitoring system and more. It gets the turbocharged petrol and diesel engine options and there is no manual transmission available with the GT Line.