Kia Sonet launched in India today; price starts at Rs 6.71 lakh
Kia Motors India today launched its first-ever compact SUV - Kia Sonet in India. The Sonet entry-level HTE smartstream G1.2 5MT variant debuts at a competitive price of Rs 671,000 (ex-showroom, pan-India), the company release said. The company has received over 25,000 bookings so far, the release further said
Kia Motors India today launched its first-ever compact SUV - Kia Sonet in India. The Sonet entry-level HTE smartstream G1.2 5MT variant debuts at a competitive price of Rs 671,000 (ex-showroom, pan-India), the company said. The company has received over 25,000 bookings so far, the release further said.
The made-in-India Kia Sonet is being offered across 17 variants, including two petrol engines, two diesel engines (WGT and VGT configurations), five transmissions and two trim levels – Tech Line and GT-Line.
“We are extremely excited about introducing Kia’s latest made-in-India car for the world, the Sonet, in India,” Kookhyun Shim, MD and CEO at Kia Motors India said. “We are sure it will revolutionise the compact SUV segment in the country,” Shim said.
Kia Motors India is an Indian arm of Kia Motors Corporation.
This compact SUV is offering two petrol engines – a Smartstream 1.2-litre four-cylinder and a 1.0 T-GDi (turbocharged petrol direct injection) along with two efficient 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine (WGT and VGT configurations).
The Sonet comes with five transmission options including five and six-speed manuals, an intuitive seven-speed DCT, six-speed automatic, and new six-speed Smartstream intelligent manual transmission (iMT). The latter is offering fatigue-free driving with the absence of a clutch pedal.
The 1.5 CRDi diesel motor is also available with a six-speed automatic transmission, the release said.
One of the most anticipated car launches of 2020, the Kia Sonet is being offered in a dual trim concept of Tech Line and the first-in-segment GT-Line with multiple powertrain options to suit virtually all requirements in this segment.
The Kia Sonet is being offered in eight colours and three dual tone options.
The petrol variants are priced between Rs 6.71 lakh and 11.99 lakh while the diesel variants are priced between Rs 8.05 lakh and Rs 10.39 lakhs.
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The compact SUV also offers “multiple segment-first features” including 10.25-inch HD touchscreen with navigation and live traffic information, smart pure air purifier with virus and bacteria protection, BOSE Premium seven-speaker sound system with sub-woofer and LED Sound Mood Lights among others.
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