Written byRohit Chatterjee
Kia has released the first official teaser video of the upcoming Sonet.
The SUV is scheduled to make a global debut in India on August 7 and will go on sale soon after, if there are no restrictions imposed due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
For the uninitiated, the Sonet was first unveiled at the Auto Expo 2020 as a concept model.
The front of the SUV features a sleek radiator grille along with LED headlights and DRLs on the flanks. It also gets a prominent front bumper and dual-tone skirting.
Further, it packs 16-inch alloy wheels, blacked-out pillars and ORVMs, as well as an LED taillight setup.
By the looks of it, the Kia Sonet offers a premium cabin with a leather-wrapped multifunctional steering wheel, ambient lighting, a sunroof, and a wireless charging system.
Further, it is likely to come with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system enabled with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
For safety, it should offer multiple airbags, rear parking sensors, and ABS with EBD.
The Kia Sonet will offer three powertrain options as we have seen on the Hyundai Venue.
The 1.2-liter petrol unit can produce 82hp of power and 114Nm of torque, whereas the 1.0-liter turbo-petrol mill generates power figures of 118hp/172Nm.
Finally, the 1.5-liter diesel engine makes 99hp/240Nm of power output.
The Kia Sonet is expected to start at Rs. 7 lakh and go up to Rs. 11 lakh. Once launched, the SUV will take on the likes of Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Hyundai Venue and the Tata Nexon.
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