The Kia Sonet recently made its debut in India in production form with the launch coming up next month. Now we have more details regarding the Sonet’s specifications, variants, and all the equipment on offer. Let’s start with the dimensions, the Sonet shares its underpinnings with the Hyundai Venue, so while some dimensions are unchanged, there are a few differences, owing to the compact SUV’s design.
The Kia Sonet will be powered by a 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine with a dual-clutch automatic transmission that will make 120 bhp and 172 Nm of peak torque. Sonet will also get a 1.2 liter naturally aspirated petrol engine making 82 bhp and 115 Nm torque. The 1.2-liter petrol is available solely with a 5-speed manual – the same as the Venue. The 1.0 turbo-petrol, on the other hand, foregoes the manual entirely and is available with a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic and a 6-speed iMT. Diesel engine option will include a 1.5-liter engine, also unique here is that the Kia Sonet’s 1.5 diesel develops 100 bhp and 240 Nm of torque when paired with the 6-speed manual, and a meatier 115 bhp and 250 Nm of torque when paired with the 6-speed automatic.
The Sonet will be available six trim levels – five in the standard Tech Line spec, and one with the sporty GT Line cosmetic pack. The Tech Line variants on offer will be the entry-level HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, and HTX+ while the GT Line will be available solely in fully-loaded GTX+.
The base HTE will pack in basic equipment such as dual airbags, ABS, rear parking sensors, 15-inch steel wheels, rear AC vents, front power windows and electric adjust wing mirrors. The HTK will get you additional kit such as 16-inch wheels, driver seat height adjusts, remote locking, rear power windows, and a 2-DIN audio system.
The HTK+ will add in techs such as auto headlamps (automatic variants only), auto climate control, power-folding wing mirrors, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The dual-clutch auto-equipped variants additionally get more safety tech, such as ESC, hill start assist, traction control, and drive modes.
The HTX will add in auto LED headlamps, LED DRLs, a sunroof, keyless entry and go, cruise control, remote engine start via the car’s key, and a rear-view camera. The HTX+ adds in more bells and whistles, including a tire-pressure monitor, leatherette upholstery, ambient lighting, alloy wheels, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with ‘UVO’ connected car tech, ventilated front seats, an air purifier and a Bose Audio system.
Moving to the GTX+, the variant will feature sportier looks and an all-black cabin, and in addition to the HTX+, equipment such as six airbags, front parking sensors, ESC, hill start assist, a wireless phone charger and more.
Kia Sonet Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||211 mm|
|Boot Space||392 liters|
|Fuel Tank||45 liters|
|Tyre Size||195/65 R15 (Base)|