Finally, Kia is upcoming with its third offering in India after its successful launch of KIA SELTOS AND CARNIVAL LUXARY MPV, with a subcompact SUV named Sonet. The car launch is expected on September 18. Kia Sonet creates buzz and entering the lucrative sab compact SUV segment globally.
Kia is following the same dual trim concept on the Sonet which is present there in Kia Saltos. It comes with dual trim. The overall design of the car appears very bold and stunning. It certainly is a head-turner on the road.
Sonet is coming with a signature tiger-nose grille with crown jewel LED headlamps and LED DRL’S which make it look unique. It also serves with roof rails, sharp-looking alloy wheels and bulbous wheel with an overall masculine appearance.
Features Of Kia Sonet
The things which overall make this Subcompact SUV outstanding is its taillight unit with LED tail lamps and dual muffler design on the rear bumper. Inside of the car gives a premium and upscale look with its spacious inside space. The dash comes with a bit old school vibe, but what pulls the most attention is the 10.25-inch touchscreen with a proper GPS install and comes with Apple CarPlay. The higher trim gets a 4.2-inch driver display with advanced driver-assist screens. There is plenty of space in the front to keep everyday usable. At the centre console which includes wireless charging slot.
The Sonet comes with the remotely features such as lock and unlock, engine start and stop, AC and much more with just a click smartphone application. The stunning SUV comes with an AI voice recognition which is handy to use with a “HELLO KIA “ input to activate. The SUV comes with a Bose audio system with seven speakers. Front ventilated seats and the best part is good mood lighting.
The rear seat of the Sonet is well ventilated. Moreover, there is sits display which tells the status of the air purifier.
Sonet comes with four different engine and five transmission options. And we get a chance to drive the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine with 6-speed iMT transmission first. There is a surge from 2,000 rpm – 3000 rpm, after that the power is linearly spread throughout the rev range. We also got a chance to experience the (115 PS/250 Nm) 1.5-litre diesel with a 6-speed smart AT gearbox. The higher torque on the diesel was visible from as low as 2,000 rpm, and the engine had a powerful mid-range punch as you’d expect from a unit of its size.