Pre-orders for Kia Sonet sub-compact SUV commence at select dealerships

Dwaipayan Roy
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Pre-orders for Kia Sonet sub-compact SUV commence at select dealerships
Pre-orders for Kia Sonet sub-compact SUV commence at select dealerships

10 Aug 2020: Pre-orders for Kia Sonet sub-compact SUV commence at select dealerships

Kia's newly-revealed Sonet sub-compact SUV will go on sale in India next month. In the latest development, select company dealerships in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Delhi have started accepting unofficial pre-bookings for the car against a token amount of Rs. 10,000-25,000.

As for the pocket-pinch, the premium vehicle is expected to be launched at Rs. 7 lakh.

Here's our roundup.

Exteriors: Kia Sonet: At a glance

The Kia Sonet has an eye-catching design, featuring a 'Tiger Nose' grille, an air dam with hexagonal mesh, and a muscular-looking bonnet with sculpted lines.

It also sports a silver-finished faux skid plate, roof rails, faux twin exhausts, and 16-inch alloy wheels.

For lighting, the compact SUV gets Seltos-inspired sleek LED headlights with 'heartbeat' DRLs and LED tail lamps.

Interiors: A peek inside the cabin

The Sonet offers a premium cabin featuring automatic climate control, 7-speaker Bose audio system, ventilated front seats, a wireless phone charger, an air purifier, and a sunroof.

It also sports a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment console with support for the company's UVO connectivity suite.

On the safety front, the compact SUV offers six airbags, ABS with EBD, and a hill assist control system.

Engine: Power and performance

Kia is yet to reveal the engine options that will be offered on the Sonet. However, as per reports, the car will have three BS6-compliant engine options- 1.2-liter petrol, 1.5-liter diesel, and 1.0-liter turbo-petrol.

The petrol unit generates 82hp/114Nm, whereas the turbo-petrol and diesel powertrains make 118hp/172Nm and 99hp/240Nm, respectively.

Transmission options will include a 5/6-speed manual, an iMT, and a torque-converter/dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Fact: What about the pricing?

The Kia Sonet sub-compact SUV will be launched in India in September and is expected to cost between Rs. 7-12 lakh (ex-showroom). Once launched, the car will take on the likes of Hyundai Venue, Honda WR-V, Tata Nexon, and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.