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Comparison of Upcoming Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue Sub Metre SUV – Specifications, Price and Features

Kia, the Korean carmaker has had a strong start in our market, with its initial two offerings – the Seltos, which was well-received, and the Carnival MPV that was recently launched at the Auto Expo 2020. Its third offering – the Kia Sonet compact SUV – was also showcased at the Auto Expo 2020, though in concept form. We can now confirm that the production-spec Sonet will make its world premiere around mid-2020, with a market launch following it in August. The Kia Sonet shares its underpinnings with its distant cousin from Hyundai, the Venue. However, the carmaker has gone the distance to ensure the two SUVs will not be confused for one another. The Sonet receives bespoke exterior and interior styling to make it look more striking and curvaceous.

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue – Design

Exterior:- From the outside, Kia’s compact SUV Sonet wears Kia’s signature ‘tiger nose’ grille with a mesh pattern and a pinched profile in the middle. Below this is the central air dam flanked by matte-silver fog lamp inserts and large air vents. Kia has decided to avoid going down the split headlamp route and has instead used sleek headlights with integrated LED DRLs merging into the grille. A high bonnet with muscular creases adds to the chunky look. Side profile of the Sonet is marked by large, dual-tone alloy wheels, wheel arches and window line. At the rear, the Kia Sonet looks radical,  especially with elements like a backward sloping C-pillar merging with a sharply raked rear windshield.

As for the Venue, it gets a completely different styling when compared to Sonet. The Venue gets a boxy-SUV, living on the conventional SUV styling. It gets sharper creases, chunky bumpers and an upright stance. As for the front of Venue, it shows off Hyundai’s latest design language with the huge cascading grille, dual-tone alloy wheels and split headlamp design.  However, the side of the Hyundai Venue looks more proportionately designed in comparison to that of Kia Sonet. At the rear, there are LED tail lamp with crystal effect which you will usually find on luxury cars.

Interior:- Inside of the Car, Kia Sonet continues the edgy styling in the cabin as well. Prime real estate on the dashboard is taken up by a large 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. When it goes into series production, expect the compact SUV to carry forward a smartly laid-out cabin loaded with equipment, including a Bose sound system, front ventilated seats and UVO connected car tech. Cabin room will likely be similar to the Venue’s, but down on class-best standards.

As for the Hyundai Venue interiors is concerned, the cabin features a five-seat configuration and packs in a host of features in tandem with other models in the segment. We get a leather plus fabric upholstery, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, steering mounted controls, air purifier, supervision cluster, and sliding centre armrest. The sound quality of the Arkamys sound system with 4 speakers and 2 tweeters is great and will keep the driver entertained on the go.

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue – Engine Specifications:-

Petrol Engine Kia Sonet Hyundai Venue
Engine type 1.2-litre petrol/1.0-litre Kappa Turbo GDI 1.2-litre Kappa petrol/1.0-litre Kappa Turbo GDI
Displacement 1,197 cc / 998 cc 1,197 cc/998 cc
No. of cylinders 4/3 4/3
Power 83 HP / 120 HP 83 PS @ 6,000 rpm/120 PS @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 114 Nm / 172 Nm 114 Nm @ 4,400 rpm/172 Nm 1,500-4,000 rpm
Transmission 5-speed manual/6-speed manual or 7-DCT automatic 5-speed manual/6-speed manual or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Drivetrain Layout FWD FWD
Diesel engine Kia Sonet Hyundai Venue
Engine type 1.5-litre diesel engine 1.5-litre U2 CRDI
Displacement 1,497 cc 1,493 cc
No. of cylinders 4 4
Power 100 HP 100 PS @ 4,000 rpm
Torque 240 Nm 240 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm
Drivetrain Layout FWD FWD
Transmission 6-speed manual/6-speed torque convertor automatic 6-speed manual

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue – Dimensions

Dimensions Kia Sonet Hyundai Venue
Length 3,995 mm 3,995 mm
Width 1,770 mm 1,770 mm
Height 1,605 mm 1,605 mm
Wheelbase — mm 2,500 mm

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue – Features

Standard Features
Kia Sonet Hyundai Venue
– 8-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System
– Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
– Wireless Charger
– Automatic Climate Control
– Reverse Camera
– Hyundai BlueLink Technology
– Electric Sunroof
– LED DRLs
– Automatic Climate Control
– Multi-functional Steering Wheel
– 10.25-inch Touchscreen Infotainment
– Android Auto & Apple CarPlay
– Wireless Charger
– Automatic Climate Control
– Reverse Camera
– Electric Sunroof
– LED DRLs
– Automatic Climate Control
– Multi-functional Steering Wheel
Safety Features
– Six Air-bags
– ABS with EBD, Brake Assist
– Hill Descent
– Electronic Stability Control
– Keyless Entry & Push Button Start
– Cruise Control
– Rear Parking Sensor
– Central Locking
– Speed Sensing Automatic Door Lock
– Six Air-bags
– ABS with EBD, Brake Assist
– Hill Descent
– Electronic Stability Control
– Keyless Entry & Push Button Start
– Cruise Control
– Rear Parking Sensor
– Central Locking
– Speed Sensing Automatic Door Lock

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue – Mileage

Mileage Kia Sonet Hyundai Venue
1.0-litre Petrol 16-17 kmpl 16-18 kmpl
1.2-litre Petrol 16 kmpl 17 kmpl
1.5-litre Diesel 20 kmpl 22 kmpl

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue – Colour

Kia Sonet Hyundai Venue
– Light Gold
– Ice White
– Black
– Light Grey
– Star Dust
– Fiery Red
– Polar White
– Typhoon Silver
– Polar White/Phantom Black
– Denim Blue
– Denim Blue/Polar White
– Lava Orange
– Lava Orange/Phantom Black
– Deep Forest

Kia Sonet vs Hyundai Venue – Ex-showroom Price

Kia Sonet Hyundai Venue
INR 8.0 lakh – 13.0 lakh INR 6.7 lakh – 11.40 lakh
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Last modified: June 26, 2020
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