Kia Motors India opened pre-booking for their new SUV Kia
Sonet on Thursday. The pre-booking can either be done by various Kia
dealerships or through the official website of Kia Motors. The new Sonet marks
Kia Motors’ entry into the rapidly increasing compact SUV segment.
“With its aggressive and modern design language, fun-to-drive
dynamics, and Kia’s latest high-tech features, the Sonet puts an exclamation
point on our ambition to make Kia the brand of choice, especially among
millennial and Gen Z consumers. The Sonet fills a need in the growing SUV
market, in India and further afield, and will attract a wider number of
consumers to the Kia brand,” Ho Sung Song, President and CEO at Kia Motors
Corporation had said.
The Kia Sonet includes a fresh version of Kia’s signature ‘tiger-nose’ grille, flanked by ‘heart beat’
LED DRLs (daytime running lights), shaped like the electric pulse of a heart,
with a stylish front skid plate beneath.
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Kia Sonet boasts of some of the multiple segment-first features offering complete comfort,
convenience, safety and optimum driving pleasure to customers:
-Largest and best-in-class 10.25-inch (26.03 cm)
HD touchscreen with navigation and live traffic
-Smart Pure Air Purifier
with virus protection
seven-speaker audio with sub-woofer
driver and front-passenger seats
-LED Sound Mood
start for automatic and manual transmission via UVO Connect and Smart Key
(OTA) map updates
-Multi-drive & traction
modes and grip control for automatic models
smartphone charger with cooling function
The car’s designed by the team located in Kia
Design Center in Namyang, South Korea and the design team in India.
As far as the engine id concerned, there are two petrol
engines – a Smartstream 1.2-liter four-cylinder and powerful 1.0 T-GDi – and an
efficient 1.5-liter CRDi diesel engine on offer.
The car comes with five transmission options: five- and
six-speed manuals, an intuitive seven-speed DCT, six-speed automatic, and Kia’s
revolutionary new six-speed Smartstream intelligent manual transmission.
Additionally, automatic variants of the Sonet offer
Multi-Drive and Traction Modes for added convenience, driver-confidence and
The 1.5-liter diesel engine is given with a
six-speed manual, and, uniquely in its segment, with a six-speed automatic
The Sonet has six
airbags, ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force
distribution), ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HAC (Hill-start Assist
Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and BA (brake assist), Front and
rear parking sensors, Projector fog lamps, highline tyre pressure monitoring
system (TPMS), auto headlamps and ISOFIX child-seat anchoring points.