05 Sep 2020: Kia Sonet's deliveries to start on September 18
Kia is all set to launch its much-awaited sub-compact SUV, the Sonet, in India on September 18. In the latest development, the automaker has confirmed that the deliveries for the crossover will start on the launch day itself.
Looks: Kia Sonet: At a glance
The Kia Sonet features the company's signature 'Tiger Nose' grille, a silver-finished faux skid plate, a large air dam, and a muscular-looking bonnet.
It also gets faux twin exhausts, 16-inch alloy wheels, and Seltos-inspired sleek LED headlights with 'heartbeat' DRLs and LED tail lamps.
In terms of dimensions, the sub-compact SUV has a wheelbase of 2,500mm and a ground clearance of 211mm.
Interiors: Inside the cabin
The Kia Sonet has a premium 5-seater cabin with ventilated front seats, a Bose audio system, an electric sunroof, a wireless smartphone charger, and an air purifier.
It will also sport a 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment panel with support for the company's UVO connected car technology.
For safety, the car will offer multiple airbags and a parking camera.
Engine: Under the bonnet
The Sonet will be available in four BS6-compliant engine options- 1.2-liter petrol, 1.0-liter turbo-petrol, 1.5-liter WGT diesel, and a 1.5-liter VGT diesel.
The naturally-aspirated petrol unit develops 82hp/115Nm, whereas the turbo-petrol motor generates 118hp/172Nm. The diesel mill makes 99hp/240Nm (WGT) and 113hp/250Nm (VGT).
Transmission choices on the crossover will include a 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual/automatic, a 6-speed iMT, and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.
Fact: How much will it cost?
The Kia Sonet will be launched in India on September 18. It is expected to carry a starting price-tag of around Rs. 7 lakh. Once unveiled, it will take on rivals like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Toyota Urban Cruiser, and Tata Nexon.