Kia has launched the Sonet sub-4 metre SUV in India, with prices starting at INR 6.71 lakh, ex-showroom. Variant wise ex-showroom prices below –
|Petrol 1.2 (5-MT)||INR 6.71 lakh||INR 7.59 lakh||INR 8.45 lakh||–||–|
|Petrol 1.0 T-GDI (6-iMT)||–||–||INR 9.49 lakh||INR 9.99 lakh||INR 11.65 lakh|
|Petrol 1.0 T-GDI (7-DCT)||–||–||INR 10.49 lakh||–||–|
|Diesel 1.5 (6-MT)||INR 8.05 lakh||INR 8.99 lakh||INR 9.49 lakh||INR 9.99 lakh||INR 11.65 lakh|
|Diesel 1.5 (6-AT)||–||–||INR 10.39 lakh|
|Petrol 1.0 T-GDI (6-iMT)||INR 11.99 lakh|
|Diesel 1.5 (6-MT)||INR 11.99 lakh|
Just to remind, the Sonet was globally revealed last month. Depending on the trim, key exterior features include ‘Crown Jewel’ LED headlights, ‘Heartbeat’ LED DRLs, Heartbeat LED taillights, electric sunroof, and 16-inch crystal-cut alloy wheels.
Features inside include a 10.25-inch central touchscreen, 7-speaker Bose audio system, ventilated front seats, auto AC, ‘Smart Pure’ air purifier, and cruise control. Safety equipment includes front projector fog lamps, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, ESC, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, rearview camera and front & rear parking sensors. Download the brochure here.
As we saw in the list earlier, the Sonet offers a wide range of powertrain options. It starts with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that develops 83 hp (61 kW) and 115 Nm (85 lb-ft) of torque, and is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. For those who want performance, there’s a 1.0 T-GDI (turbocharged petrol) engine on offer that pumps out 120 hp (88 kW) and 172 Nm (127 lb-ft) of torque, and can be paired with either a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT.
On the diesel side, there’s a 1.5-litre turbocharged engine, offered in two states of tune. With a 6-speed manual transmission, the engine produces 100 hp (74 kW) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque, and with 6-speed automatic transmission, the output figures are 115 hp (85 kW) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque.
Read more about the Sonet and check out more pictures here.