Kia Sonet SUV will be seen in three engine options that also powers the Venue SUV. This will include 1.0-litre turbo petrol, 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel options. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed automatic, a 7-speed DCT & 6-speed iMT.
The Kia Sonet SUV is a global model and it will be launched in India first. It will be produced in India, for India. The company will be using India as an export base, wherein the made-in-India Kia Sonet will be exported to many markets.
India’s traditional architecture has some sophisticated details which became a great source of inspiration for our designers. #KiaSonet pic.twitter.com/oOWN672hdg— Kia Motors India (@KiaMotorsIN) August 7, 2020
The new Kia Sonet SUV takes its inspiration from a baby elephant. The SUV comes with muscular front, powerful hood and bumper, blacked A-pillar, signature-style nose grille and more.
Kia Motors India has finally unveiled the all-new Kia Sonet SUV in the Indian market. The Sonet SUV is the second made-in-India product after the Seltos SUV.
The world premiere event of the highly awaited Kia Sonet SUV has commenced as HO SUNG SONG, President & CEO, Kia Motors Corporation kick-starts the event. He addresses the achievements that the brand achieved in the Indian market with the Seltos SUV.
The new Sonet SUV is Kia’s latest ‘Made-in-India’ product and will be available in many of the brand’s global markets.
Kia Sonet SUV will come equipped with passive safety equipment. It will get up to six airbags for offering a best-in-class combination of front, side and curtain protection for occupants.
Kia Motors India will be officially unveiling the much-talked Kia Sonet Sub Compact SUV today in India. Interestingly, the Kia Sonet will be making its world premiere here in India, which shows how important the Indian market is for the carmaker. The South Korean automaker is all set to leave its footprints in the subcompact SUV segment with the Sonet. The SUV is likely to be launched in the country next month. The carmaker will be broadcasting the unveiling of the Kia Sonet via its official YouTube channel, and you can watch it here.
The upcoming Kia Sonet SUV will be carmaker's third product to roll out in the Indian market after Seltos and Carnival. The company showcased Sonet SUV concept at the Indian Auto Expo earlier this year. The carmaker is expected to make some announcements related to the pre-bookings However, some Kia dealers have already commenced unofficial bookings for the SUV. More details about the SUV is likely to be revealed today at the event.
The highly anticipated Kia Sonet has been spied on numerous occasions during road tests in India. The spy shots confirm that the SUV will sport Kia's trademark Tiger nose grille upfront with 3D stepwell geometric mesh. The visual appeal of the SUV will by sweptback headlamps, LED DRLs, floating roof rails, LED taillights, alloy wheels and more. The cabin of the SUV will be equipped with s features such as a flat-bottom steering wheel, a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system, UVO connectivity suite, a Bose sound system, and more.
As far as the powertrain options are concerned, the Kia Sonet SUV will come in three engine options. This will include a 1.0-litre GDi turbo petrol, 1.2-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre unit. Transmission options will include a six-speed manual, a seven-speed DCT, and an iMT. When launched, the SUV will compete against the big guns like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza,
Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport & the Tata Nexon. The carmaker will look to keep the prices very competitive for the Sonet. We expect the SUV to be priced in the range of 8 lakh to 12 lakh (Ex-showroom). More details about the Sonet SUV will be revealed during the event.