Ahead of launch, variant details of Kia Sonet SUV leakedLast updated on Aug 04, 2020, 12:05 am
Just days ahead of its global unveiling in India on August 7, variant details of Kia Sonet have been revealed.
The sub-compact SUV will be offered in two options: GT Line and Tech Line (HT Line). They will get three and four trims, respectively.
Further, bookings for the car will start on the same day.
Here are more details.
Here's a look at the Kia Sonet
The Kia Sonet will have an eye-catching design, featuring the company's signature "Tiger Nose" grille, a muscular-looking bonnet with sculpted lines, a curved windshield, and beefy claddings.
On the sides, the sub-compact SUV will be flanked by roof rails, blacked-out B-pillars, ORVMs, and sporty alloy wheels.
For lighting, the car will get LED headlamps with DRLs and wraparound LED taillights.
A peek inside the cabin
Kia Sonet's GT Line trims will feature an all-black interior with red contrast stitching and a flat-bottom steering wheel, while the Tech Line variants should pack a round steering wheel and dual-tone black-beige cabin.
The SUV will sport a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment console with support for UVO Connected Car technology and a MID unit.
There will be up to six airbags for safety.
Power and performance
The Kia Sonet should get three BS6-compliant engine options: 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol, 1.5-liter diesel, and 1.0-liter GDi turbo-petrol.
The petrol unit will make 82hp/114Nm, whereas the turbo-petrol powertrain will generate 118hp/172Nm. The diesel mill will produce 99hp/240Nm.
The Tech Line trims will come with petrol and diesel engines, while the GT Line variants will sport the turbo-petrol motor.
What about the pricing?
The GT Line trim of the Kia Sonet will be offered in GTK, GTX, and GTX+ variants, while the Tech Line (HT Line) will come in HTE, HTK, HTX, and HTX+ options.
As for the pocket-pinch, the car should be priced upwards of Rs. 8 lakh and will go on sale next month.
Once launched, it will take on Hyundai Venue and Tata Nexon.