03 Aug Kia Sonet Variant Details Leaked Before Official Debut
The all-new Kia Sonet is slated to make its world debut in India, on August 7, 2020
The much-awaited Kia Sonet subcompact SUV is all set to make its world debut on August 7, 2020, and forward of its official premiere, all particulars concerning its variants have leaked on-line. Reportedly, like its older sibling Kia Seltos, the brand new Sonet may even are available in two choices GT Line and Tech Line (HT Line). Whereas the previous will are available in three variants – GTK, GTX and GTX+, the Tech Line can be provided in 4 trims – HTE, HTK, HTX and HTX+. We have now already instructed you that Kia will begin accepting bookings for the Sonet from August 7, and a few of the sellers we spoke to have instructed us that the reserving quantity may very well be as much as ₹ 25,000, and the official launch will occur within the first week of September.
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The Kia Sonet will share its platform and engine choices with the Hyundai Venue, that includes a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel, and a 1.0-litre GDi turbo petrol engine. Transmission choices will embrace a 6-Velocity handbook, a 7-Velocity DCT automated transmission, and the brand new iMT or ‘clever handbook transmission’ that was introduced on the Auto Expo 2020. Nonetheless, the iMT unit, which was alleged to debut with the Sonet has already been launched with the Hyundai Venue.
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The Kia Sonet’s Tech Line variants will include the 1.2-litre petrol, 1.5-litre diesel engines, whereas the GT Line trims will get the 1.0-litre GDi turbo petrol engine. The GT Line variants will get sportier styling with crimson exterior accents, all-black inside with crimson distinction stitching and a flat-bottom steering wheel, whereas the Tech Line trims will miss out on the crimson accents, and are more likely to get a dual-tone black-beige inside and a spherical steering wheel. Curiously, just lately Hyundai too launched a Sport trim for the Venue, which has similarities to the GT Line variants of the Sonet.
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When it comes to options, Kia has already confirmed that the brand new Sonet will include LED headlights with LED daytime operating lamps and LED taillamps. Primarily based on the a number of spy pictures we now have seen just lately, the SUV may even get sporty alloy wheels, roof rails, beefy claddings and sharp character traces.
The cabin will characteristic a segment-first 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system, which may even characteristic the UVO Related Automobile tech. The instrument panel comes with a MID unit and separates digital read-out for the speedometer. Different options will embrace engine begin/cease button, cruise management, automated local weather management, central armrest and extra. It’ll come geared up with as much as six airbags – together with entrance, aspect and curtain airbags.
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