Kia Motors India launched their third product, a sub-4 meter compact SUV in the market last year Just like Seltos, there first product, Sonet also became popular among buyers in a very short span of time. The Sonet competes with SUVs like Maruti Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Nissan Magnite and Ford EcoSport in the segment. We have seen several renders of Sonet SUV in different avatar in the past. Here we have another video of Kia Sonet SUV that is rendered to look like a hardcore off-road SUV.
The video has been uploaded by SRK Designs on their Youtube channel. The video starts by showing GT Line version of Kia Sonet SUV. The artist starts by removing the GT Line badge from the SUV. Then he changes the chrome garnish on door handles with body coloured units. A roof rack is then installed with four auxiliary lamps on it. All the chrome or silver accents on the SUV were either removed or blacked out. The chrome outline on the front grille was blacked out to give it a sporty look.
Next was the turn of the bumper. The stock GT Line bumper on the Sonet was replaced with another unit with a larger skid plate on it. The bumper also gets a long LED bar installed on it. On either side of the LED bar, there are two red tow hooks. After that, the artist designs a small scoop on the bonnet of the SUV. As this meant to look like an off-roader, the artist moves towards the wheels.
The sporty looking machine cut alloy wheels on the Sonet were replaced with off-road friendly rims and chunky All-Terrain tyres. Those tyres have elevated the overall look of the SUV. It now looks like a rugged off-road SUV that is ready to go off-roading. Remember, Kia Sonet is a front wheel drive SUV and does not come with 4×4 or AWD system even as option on any variants. This off-road spec version of Sonet, is a product of artist’s imagination.
Finally, the artist changes the colour of the Sonet. It now gets an Olive green shade which resembles a lot with the one seen in Tata Harrier CAMO edition. Just like the red accents seen on GT Line version, the off-road spec render also comes with orange accents on different places. Kia Sonet is a very popular sub-4 meter SUV in the segment for its design and feature loaded cabin. It is currently one of the most feature rich SUVs in the segment. It offers features like ventilated seats, UVO connected car services, 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system with inbuilt Navigation, rear AC vents, air purifier, multi function steering wheel, electric sunroof, Bose speaker system, ambient lighting and so on.
Kia Sonet is available with two petrol and one diesel engine option. The 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine generates 82 Bhp and 115 Nm of torque. It comes with a manual gearbox option only. 1..5 litre turbocharged diesel engine the generates 98 Bhp and 240 Nm of peak torque with manual gearbox and 113 Bhp and 250 Nm of peak torque with the 6-speed automatic transmission. The most powerful engine available with Sonet is a 1.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine that generates 118 Bhp and 172 Nm of torque. It is available with a 7-speed DCT and iMT gearbox option.