Kia Sonet compact SUV launched: Cheaper than Hyundai Venue & Maruti Brezza

Kia Motors India has launched its third and most affordable product in the Indian market – the Sonet. Prices start from Rs, 6.71 lakh, making it cheaper than Hyundai Venue (Priced from Rs. 6.75 lakh and the Maruti Brezza – priced from Rs. 7.34 lakh. Here is a detailed price list of the all-new Sonet.

Just like the Seltos, the Sonet is divided into two major groups – Tech Line and GT Line. The GT Line variants are loaded with features and also look very aggressive compared to the Tech Line variants. There are five different trim levels in the Tech Line variant while only one variant with the GT Line. Here is a detailed list of features available with all the trim levels of the Kia Sonet.

Kia Sonet HTE features:

Available with the 1.2-litre petrol engine, 1.5-litre diesel – Only manual transmission

  • ABS with EBD, Dual airbags
  • Rear parking sensors
  • 15-inch steel rims
  • electrically adjustable ORVMs
  • Tilt-adjustable steering
  • Front power windows
  • Manual AC
  • Rear AC vents
  • USB charging ports at front and rear
  • Fabric upholstery
  • Single-tone black cabin theme

Kia Sonet HTK features:

Available with a 1.2-litre petrol MT, 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol IMT and AT, 1.5-litre diesel with MT and AT

  • Larger 16-inch wheels with covers
  • Driver seat height adjust
  • Remote locking
  • Rear power windows
  • Steering-mounted infotainment system controls
  • 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Four-speakers
  • Semi-leatherette upholstery
  • Single-tone black cabin theme
  • UVO Lite connected features

Kia Sonet HTK+ features:

Available with a 1.2-litre petrol MT, 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol IMT and CVT AT, 1.5-litre diesel with MT and AT

  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Rear defogger
  • Automatic climate control
  • 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android Auto
  • Four speakers with 2 tweeters
  • Rearview camera with parking guidelines

1.0-litre turbocharged AT exclusive features

  • ESC
  • Hill-start assist
  • Traction control
  • Projector fog lamps
  • Automatic headlamps
  • ORVM with integrated turn indicator
  • Drive modes

Kia Sonet HTX features:

Available with 1.0-litre turbo-petrol iMT and 1.5-litre diesel MT

  • Automatic LED headlamps
  • Projector fog lamps
  • LED front and rear DRL
  • OVRM with integrated turn indicators
  • Sunroof
  • Keyless start-stop and go
  • Cruise control
  • Remote engine start
  • Dual-tone beige-black cabin theme
  • The leatherette steering wheel and gear knob
  • Rear armrest
  • Adjustable rear headrest
  • ISOFIX mounts

Kia Sonet HTX+ features:

Available with 1.0-litre turbo-petrol iMT and 1.5-litre diesel MT

  • Rear washer and wiper
  • Dual-tone roof
  • 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Leatherette upholstery and door trim
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Air purifier
  • 10.25-inch infotainment screen
  • Voice commands
  • UVO system
  • Voice commands
  • 7-speaker Bose Audio System
  • LED sound mood lighting

Kia Sonet GTX+ features:

Available with 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol with IMT and DCT AT, 1.5-litre diesel with MT and AT

  • 6 airbags
  • ESC
  • Hill-start assist
  • Front parking sensors
  • Wireless phone charging

Kia Sonet engine and transmission

The Sonet gets three engine options. There is a 1.2-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 82 Bhp and a peak torque of 115 Nm. There is also a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine produces a maximum power of 118 Bhp and peak torque of 172 Nm. The 1.5-litre diesel engine is available in two states of tunes. The Tech Line variants will draw a maximum of 99 Bhp while the top-end GTX+ will get 113 Bhp from this same engine.

Kia will export the all-new Sonet from India to 70 countries. The Sonet was first showcased as a concept and was unveiled last month. It became one of the most anticipated cars in the Indian market. Kia started accepting the bookings for the car sometime back and on the first day, the bookings crossed 6,500. Kia has now revealed that the total number of bookings stand at a massive number. The all-new Sonet will take on the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300, Honda WR-V but its biggest rival will be the Hyundai Venue, which offers almost similar features, engine options and transmission options.