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Kia Sonet Compact SUV – Specification, Features, Price, Competitors

All about Kia Sonet compact SUV ✓ Specification ✓ Exterior ✓ Interior ✓ Mileage ✓ Color ✓ Features ✓ Price ✓ Comparison.

All-new Kia Sonet subcompact SUV from the South Korean carmaker has finally made its global debut in India. It’s the second ‘made-in-India’ model from Kia in the country, following the Kia Seltos. The carmaker says that the Sonet “has a distinctive and dynamic design” along with several first-in-segment features. Third product from Kia to be launched in India, the Sonet official reveal confirms what we have seen earlier. The car also showcased earlier this year at the Auto Expo 2020. The company aiming to recreate the same success as like Seltos in the compact-SUV segment. While the new sub-four metre SUV will be made in India and has design details inspired by Indian culture. Kia Motors will also be using its plant at Anantapur, Hyderabad as an export base for International markets.

Kia Sonet SUV – Engine Specifications:

Petrol engine Kia Sonet SUV Petrol Kia Sonet SUV Turbo Petrol
Engine type 1.2-litre BS6 petrol engine 1.0-litre BS-VI T-GDI petrol engine
Displacement 1,197 cc 998 cc
No. of cylinders 4 3
Power 82 bhp @ 6,000 rpm 118 bhp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque 115 Nm @ 4,000 rpm 172 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
Transmission 5-speed Manual 6-speed MT or iMT clutchless manual
Drivetrain Layout FWD FWD
Diesel engine Kia Sonet SUV
Engine type 1.5-litre BS6 CRDi diesel engine
Displacement 1,493 cc
No. of cylinders 4
Power 99 bhp @ 4.000 rpm
Torque 240 Nm @ 1,500 rpm
Transmission 6-speed Automatic or 7-speed DCT Automatic
Emission Standard BS-6
Drivetrain FWD
Kia Sonet SUV – Dimensions & Weight
Length 3,995 mm
Width 1,770 mm
Height 1,605 mm
Wheelbase 2,500 mm
Ground Clearance 195 mm
No. of Doors 5 Doors
Seating Capacity 5 Person
No. of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Bootspace 350-litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 48-litres
Kerb Weight 1,081 to 1,233 kg
Suspensions, Brakes & Steering
Front Suspension MacPherson Strut with coil spring
Rear Suspension Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with Coil Spring
Front Brake Type Disc
Rear Brake Type Drum
Steering Type Power assisted (Electric)
Wheel Type Alloy
Front Tyres 195 / 65 R15
Rear Tyres 195 / 65 R15
Top Speed 160-175 kmph
Acceleration 0-100kmph 10-12 seconds

Kia Sonet SUV – Exterior:

From the Exterior, Stylish is the first word that comes to mind when we see the car. Its “tiger nose” radiator grille with the “stepwell” geometric mesh, work well to give it that distinctive face. Headlights are LED with DRLs, while the fog lamps are projector units, placed near the lower air dam that has got faux skid plate and a couple of air intake-like elements that seem to be blocked. Down the sides, there are roof rails, blacked out roof, A and B pillars, 16-inch alloys, while at the back the LED taillight cluster stretches the entire width of the car. The bumper is deep and it gets a diffuser-like plastic element too.

Kia Sonet SUV – Interior:

Inside of the Car, the Kia Sonet is likely to impress the new-age buyers in this area as well. In terms of feature, ambience and quality, all the aspects of the Kia Sonet’s interior is made to appeal to the ‘young at heart’ customers. You get an extended black panel which houses the 4.2-inch semi-digital instrument cluster and the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well. The infotainment unit, not only features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, but also gets UVO remote connectivity software with 57 connected features. Along with starting the car or starting up the AC from your smartphone, you can even operate certain functions using your smartwatch.

Kia Sonet SUV – Mileage:

Fuel Type Transmission Mileage
Petrol (1197 cc) Manual 17.52 kmpl
Petrol (998 cc) Manual 18.2 kmpl
Petrol (998 cc) Automatic 18.15 kmpl
Petrol (1493 cc) Automatic 22.8 kmpl
Petrol (1493 cc) DCT Automatic 21.34 kmpl

Kia Sonet SUV – Features:

Standard Features:-

  • 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system
  • Over-the-air (OTA) map updates
  • 4.2-inch MID (multi-information display)
  • 57 UVO connected car features
  • Remote engine start via UVO Connect & Smart key
  • BOSE Sound System – 7 speakers with sub-woofer
  • LED Mood lighting
  • Wireless charger
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Air purifier with virus protection
  • Steering wheel with controls
  • Multi-drive & traction modes, grip control for AT models
  • Rear AC vents
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Safety Features:-

  • Six Air-bags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Brake Assist
  • Vehicle Stability Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear Parking Camera with Guidance
  • Front Seat-belt Reminders
  • Speed Sensing Door Lock
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Kia Sonet SUV – Colours:

  • Beige Gold
  • Intense Red
  • Glacier White Pearl
  • Steel Silver
  • Aurora Black Pearl

Kia Sonet SUV – Rivals & Competitors:

  • Nissan Magnite (Upcoming)
  • Tata HBX (Upcoming)
  • Hyundai Venue
  • Maruti Vitara Brezza
  • Mahindra XUV300
  • Ford EcoSport

Kia Sonet SUV – Ex-Showroom, Price:

Variants Name Expected Price:
Base Variant INR 6.5 lakhs.
Top Variant INR 14.5 lakhs.

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Last modified: August 9, 2020