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Kia Sonet X-Line coming soon, a-la-Seltos

Kia has been very successful in the Indian market with its SUVs. They launched the X-Line variant of the Seltos when it completed two years in the Indian market. Now,  the manufacturer is planning the same for their compact SUV, Sonet.

Kia Sonet X-Line coming soon, a-la-Seltos

The changes to the Sonet X-Line could be the same ones as the Seltos X-Line. So, it could come with a Matte Graphite paint job which will be exclusive to only the X-Line variants. There are not a lot of cars that you can get with a matte paint job.

There would be several blacked-out elements such as the front grille, fog lamp housings, skid plate and outside rearview mirrors. There are also orange accents throughout the exterior. The accents would be on the front bumper, doors, wheel caps and the rear bumper.

Kia Sonet X-Line coming soon, a-la-Seltos

The Seltos X-Line also gets larger 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels. As of now, the Sonet is offered with 15-inch steel wheels, 16-inch stylized wheels or 16-inch diamond-cut alloys. We are not sure whether Kia will go for a 17-inch size or not.

Kia also made changes to the interior of the Seltos X-Line. They offered Indigo Pera leatherette seats with honeycomb patterns and grey stitching. The same could be seen on the Sonet X-Line.

Kia Sonet X-Line coming soon, a-la-Seltos

The features list of the Sonet X-Line will stay the same as the top-end GTX+ variant. So, expect it to come with an electric sunroof, automatic headlamps, projector fog lamps, LED headlamps, mood lighting, sporty alloy pedals, push button to start/stop engine, automatic climate control, rear door sunshade, remote engine start with smart key, rear AC vents, front ventilated seats and a lot more.

For safety, there would be tyre pressure monitoring system, front and rear parking sensors, 6 airbags, Electronic Brake Distribution, Traction Control, Hill Start Assist, Anti-lock braking system, Brake Assist, and Electronic Stability Control and Vehicle Stability Management.

Kia Sonet X-Line coming soon, a-la-Seltos

The current prices of the Sonet start at Rs. 7.15 lakhs ex-showroom and goes up to Rs. 13.69 lakhs ex-showroom. The X-Line would be the new top-end variant so it would be priced higher. It could cost around Rs. 14 lakhs ex-showroom.

The Sonet X-Line would be offered only with the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and 1.5-litre turbo diesel engine. You would only be able to get the X-Line with the automatic transmission.

Kia Sonet X-Line coming soon, a-la-Seltos

The turbo petrol produces 120 PS of max power and 172 Nm of peak torque. It would be offered with the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission only. The diesel engine produces 115 PS of max power and 250 Nm of peak torque. It will come mated to only a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission only. There would be paddle shifters mounted behind the steering wheel to take manual control of the gearbox. There are also multiple drive modes on offer.

Kia Sonet X-Line coming soon, a-la-Seltos

Kia also offers a 6-speed iMT with the turbo petrol and a 6-speed manual gearbox with the diesel engine. If you get the manual gearbox with the diesel engine then the power output is decreased to 110 PS and 240 Nm. The lower variants are also offered with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine. It produces 83 PS and 113 Nm. Kia offers it only with a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Via Rushlane