Kia Motors is gearing up for the launch of the Sonet their 1st Compact SUV in the coming months. Kia is currently running high with both the Seltos SUV and the Carnival Premium MPV selling in huge numbers and the Seltos will join the lineup soon. Today the Korean car giant has released their 1s official video for the Sonet that shows the Compact SUV from all the angles very nicely.
The Kia Sonet is planned to launch in the 2nd half of 2020 and will be priced starting the Rs.7 Lakh to Rs.11 Lakh price segment. The Kia Sonet will compete with the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV 3OO, the Tata Nexon and the unnamed Nissan compact SUV in its segment.
In terms of styling the Kia Sonet concept that was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo sports the family Kia Tiger Nose grille and also comes with projector headlamps with LED DRL’s, LED tail lights, roof rails, sun roof and dual tone alloy wheels. The styling looks very different and something that the segment has not seen yet. The Kia Sonet Concept appears striking and is a complete head turner from all angles.
In terms of interiors Kia Motors has not revealed anything but we expect the Sonet to be loaded till the brim with latest tech which includes 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment screen with navigation, Bose premium audio system, multi function steering, automatic climate control, ana-digi instrument cluster and the trademark Kia UVO connectivity technology.
The Kia Sonet is expected to be powered with the BS-6 compliant engines burrowed from the Hyundai Venue its cousin. Engine options would include the 1.0L turbo petrol, 1.2L petrol, 1.5L diesel engines while the transmission options would be manual, CVT automatic and also the DCT automatic on the list.