Kia Sonet

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Kia Sonet is a 5 seater SUV car in diesel & petrol engines. Kia Sonet price range is Rs. 7.99 - 15.74 Lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It is available in 10 colours and 19 variants. The car is available in both manual & automatic transmissions with 1.5 liter diesel & 1.2 liter petrol engines. Sonet is mostly compared with Hyundai i20, Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300 based on price and specs.
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Kia Sonet Price

Ex-showroom price of Kia Sonet base model starts at Rs. 7.99 Lakh in Delhi and the top model price goes upto Rs. 15.74 Lakh. The Sonet diesel models price start at Rs. 9.79 Lakh whereas the Sonet diesel automatic models price start from Rs. 12.69 Lakh. Moreover the Sonet petrol automatic models price start from Rs. 10.55 Lakh.
Rs. 7.99 - 15.74 Lakh (Showroom Price in Delhi)
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Base Model
  • On-RoadRs. 9.04 Lakh
  • RTORs. 63,920
  • InsuranceRs. 41,336
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Kia Sonet Specifications

Key Specifications Top Features
  • Engine998 - 1493 CC
  • Power114bhp@4000rpm
  • Torque250Nm@1500-2750rpm
  • TransmissionManual / Automatic
  • Drive TypeFWD
  • Fuel TypePetrol / Diesel
  • AirbagsDriver, Passenger and Side Front
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Kia Sonet Car Latest Updates

Kia has introduced two new low-end variants, HTE(O) and HTK(O) with the 2024 Sonet. Priced from Rs 8.19 lakh (ex-showroom), the HTE(O) variant comes equipped with a sunroof, making it more accessible on the Sonet. The new optional variants are priced at a premium of up to Rs 36,000 and are available with both petrol and diesel engine options.


Features of Kia Sonet The 2024 Sonet features a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, a fully digital driver’s display, connected car tech, a 7-speaker Bose sound system, cruise control, sunroof, ventilated front seats, automatic headlights, and keyless entry with push-button start. On the safety front, it features six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, a 360-degree camera with front and rear parking sensors, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and ADAS.

Kia Sonet Engine The 2024 Sonet is offered with three engine options, including an 83 PS/115 Nm 1.2-litre naturally aspirated (NA) petrol engine, a 116 PS/250 Nm 1.5-litre diesel engine, and a 120 PS/172 Nm 1-litre turbo-petrol engine. Transmission choices include a 5-speed manual transmission (MT) with the 1.2-litre NA petrol engine, a 6-speed MT, a 6-speed clutchless manual transmission and 6-speed automatic transmission with the 1.5-litre diesel engine, and a 6-speed iMT and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with the 1-litre turbo-petrol engine. It measures 3955 mm in length, 1790 mm in width, 1642 mm in height and has a wheelbase of 2500 mm.

Kia Sonet Rivals

The 2024 Sonet rivals the likes of the Tata Nexon, Nissan Magnite, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, and Renault Kiger.

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The Sonet, with its new lower-end variants, offers a sunroof at an attractive price of Rs 8.19 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Kia Sonet Variants

Kia offers the 2024 Sonet in a total of nine variants within the Tech Line, GT Line, and X-Line trims: HTE HTE(O), HTK, HTK(O), HTK+, HTX, HTX+, GTX+, and X Line.

It is offered in eight monotone shades: Pewter Olive, Glacier White, Sparkling Silver, Granite Grey, Aurora Black Pearl, Intense Red, Imperial Blue, and Clear White. Meanwhile, dual-tone shades include Glacier White Pearl with black roof and Intense Red with black roof. And finally, it gets a Matte Graphite hue, which is exclusive to the X Line trim.

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Variants Ex-Showroom Price

Sonet HTE

1197 cc . Petrol . Manual
More than 2 months waiting
Rs. 7.99 Lakh
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Sonet HTK

1197 cc . Petrol . Manual
More than 2 months waiting
Rs. 8.89 Lakh
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Sonet HTE Diesel

1493 cc . Diesel . Manual
More than 2 months waiting
Rs. 9.79 Lakh
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Sonet Car Pros and Cons

  • Sonet Advantages

    Premium interior quality, loaded features list, wide range of engines and transmissions available, strong standard safety pack including some autonomous safety features, well-loaded mid-range variants

  • Sonet Disadvantages

    Base 1.2 petrol misses the option of an automatic transmission, diesel engine could've been more refined, cabin best suited for 4 occupants, not 5

  • Expert's Conclusion

    The Kia Sonet is ideal for buyers who want the features and experience of a big car with the benefits of easy driving and parking that you get with a compact car

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Kia Sonet Expert Review

The Kia Sonet is a sub-compact SUV that sits in the same segment as the Hyundai VenueMaruti Suzuki BrezzaTata Nexon, and Mahindra XUV300. It is the third car Kia launched in India, following the Kia Seltos and Kia Carnival. The Kia Sonet was launched in 2020 and in 2024, receives its first major update.

Design


The new Kia Sonet still looks like one of the sportiest options in its segment. For 2024, the Sonet gets a more aggressive front that includes new, much larger daytime running LEDs (DRLs), a part of which doubles up as the indicator lights. Full LED headlights, LED fog lights and connected LED taillights are offered with the higher variants of the Sonet. The reverse light is now located in the bumper, and can be difficult to spot for some.


The Sonet offers a long list of colour options, including black, olive, red, silver, blue, grey and two shades of white, along with dual-tone options and a matte graphite colour offered exclusively with the Sonet X-Line.

Interior


Inside, the Kia Sonet is easily one of the most premium cars in its category. Kia has used hard but smooth quality plastics and higher variants get generous amounts of leatherette upholstery for the seats and door armrests. The driving position is quite commanding and there is adequate space for users over 6 feet tall in the front seats.


The rear seat experience is slightly better than before with small touches such as scooped-out front seat backs and raised under-thigh support for second-row passengers. Headroom is generous as well, but it is a cabin best suited for up to 4 adults as the Kia Sonet does not have a very wide cabin. Interestingly, the cabin that many will find the most premium is that of the mid-range HTX (turbo iMT/DCT or diesel AT) and HTX+. These variants get a black and brown interior that looks very premium. In all there are 5 different interior colour palettes, that are variant specific: all black, black and beige, black and brown, black leatherette with white inserts, or black with sage green.

Boot Space


The 2024 Kia Sonet offers 385 litres of boot space, which is slightly lower than the original model (392 litres). The rear seat now splits 60:40, which wasn’t available earlier, leading to the minor change in measured boot space. However, the Kia Sonet’s boot is still very practical and capable of holding a full-sized suitcase, along with some small bags.

Features


The new Kia Sonet is a very feature-packed SUV and even entry-level variants such as the HTK and HTK+ come loaded with comfort, convenience, and safety features.


Feature Highlights & Observations

Features

Notes

360-degree camera

  • Great resolution and offers bird-eye view of car even while driving at highway speeds

Blind-view monitor

  • Useful feature that improves safety while changing lanes by displaying the side camera feeds in the instrument cluster when you use the indicators

4-way powered driver’s seat

  • Functions as intended but height-adjustment being manual is an odd cost-cutting measure

10.25 inch touchscreen

  • Easy to follow user-interface and good resolution though purple colour theme may not be to everyone’s liking

  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto only offered with the lower variant’s 8-inch touchscreen

  • Type-A cable required to run CarPlay/Auto

10.25 inch digital-instrument cluster

  • Looks premium and offers a lot of vital information. 

  • Drive mode/weather linked displays are integrated perfectly

7-speaker BOSE music system

  • Good sound quality and limited distortion even at high volume

 

Other Features

LED sound mood lighting

Ventilated front seats

Cruise control

Push-button start with passive keyless entry

Air purifier

Connected car tech

Drive modes

Traction modes

Power windows with one-touch up/down for all windows (X-Line only)

Wireless phone charger

Sunroof

Leatherette Upholstery

Safety


Six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESC), vehicle stability management (VSM), hill-start assist, rear parking sensors and a tyre pressure monitoring system come as standard across all variants of the Kia Sonet. Higher variants add front parking sensors, a rear camera or 360-degree camera, ISOFIX and while front disc brakes come as standard, higher variants get rear disc brakes as well. 

The range-topping GTX+ and X-line also get Level-1 camera-based advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), including: 

  • Lane-departure alert

  • Lane-keeping aid

  • Lane-centering assist

  • Auto-emergency braking

  • Auto-high beam assist

  • Lead vehicle departure warning 

  • Driver attention warning

 

In our brief experience, we found the features to be reasonably friendly for Indian traffic conditions. The collision warning system sounds alerts at reasonable points and auto-braking isn’t triggered too quickly. Lane management features also operate effectively and aren’t too intrusive. That said, poorly marked lanes will often go undetected. The Kia Sonet does not get adaptive cruise control.

Performance


The 2024 Kia Sonet is offered with 3 engine options, all of which drive the front wheels only.

  • 1.2-litre 4-cylinder petrol - 5-speed manual transmission (83PS/115Nm)

  • 1-litre 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol - 6-speed clutch-pedal less manual (iMT) or 7-speed dual-clutch automatic (120PS/172Nm)

  • 1.5-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel - 6-speed manual, 6-speed clutch(pedal)-less manual (iMT) or 6-speed automatic (115PS/250Nm)

Engine

Notes

1.2-litre petrol

  • Smooth power delivery and light controls make it a great option for those who just want a Kia Sonet for city driving

  • Engine will feel stressed when driven with 3-5 people on board/on sharp inclines/while attempting overtakes at 70-100 kmph

1-litre turbo-Petrol

  • Balanced option for Sonet petrol buyers who want something fun to drive and is punchy enough to make highway driving convenient

  • Noticeable turbo-lag at low speeds and power delivery could’ve been a little smoother but it is the better petrol engine as an all-rounder

  • We’d recommend getting the petrol-DCT over the petrol-iMT as the experience is more polished and sophisticated

  • Fuel-efficiency can be poor in heavy city traffic

1.5-litre turbo-Diesel

  • A good option for those who have high-running or extensive use with passengers and/or on highways

  • Engine offers good punch but is not as smooth, refined or responsive as the turbo-petrol

  • Refinement levels are acceptable but not great. Diesel clatter is evident.

  • Now comes with an AdBlue tank for emissions control. AdBlue fluid (12-litre tank) lasts for approximately 10,000 km

Ride and Handling


The Kia Sonet offers a comfortable ride and is balanced enough for both city and highway use. Bumps and potholes can be driven through without much harshness being felt in the cabin and the Sonet’s high-speed manners are also predictable. However, it can feel a little bit bouncy, especially in the rear seat over concrete highways such as the Mumbai-Pune expressway, while driving at speeds above 70 kmph.

For everyday use, the Kia Sonet is a very easy car to live with even for someone buying their first car. The steering is light enough to manoeuvre through traffic and makes parking convenient too.

Verdict


The Kia Sonet is a great option for those who want a car for themselves or for young/small families. It offers a wide range of features, top-notch interior quality, and a rich experience that makes it feel like money well-spent. Even the HTK and HTK+ variants are very well-loaded and feel complete as cars to drive home.

However, the higher variants are now quite expensive and for the price of a top-end Kia Sonet, you could buy a well-loaded (if not equally loaded) variant of its own big brother, the Kia Seltos or a comparable compact SUV (Creta, Grand Vitara, Kushaq etc). Most features for the money vs a little more size/space for the price - the choice is a matter of personal preference.

Kia Sonet User Reviews

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  • Sonet Elevate My Urban Adventures with Style

    With its sharp appearance and adaptable features, the Kia Sonet gives driver like me a fragile SUV that distinguishes out while enhancing City trips. It'snice for weekend passages and megacity disquisition thanks to its wide cabin and athletic design. The Sonet offers driver like me of colorful tastes a customized and connected driving experience with its advanced connectivity capabilities and adaptable elections. love this model outstanding features, similar as its dynamic performance and coincidental design factors, which elate every City ride with faculty and confidence, are what drew me in.

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  • Compact and average car

    The Sonet is a head-turner for sure. It's got a sporty design. You can choose from colors to match your vibe. It have plenty of legroom and headroom. The seats are comfortable for long drives. In the back, it might feel a little cramped for three adults. The Sonet comes in three engine options: a 1.2L petrol for good mileage, a 1.0L turbo-petrol for more power, and a 1.5L diesel for strong torque.

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  • Premium and Spacious car

    As the owner of Kia Sonet whose all expectations have been met by this compact SUV, I can honestly affirm this. Its design, as a tiger nose grille is iconic Kia and sleek lines are really eye catching. The engine of my Sonet is loaded with a turbocharged petrol, that gives an incredible performance. Sonet’s spacious interior and premium features gives the best balance of comfort and convenience. From the user-friendly touchscreen display to the cutting-edge safety components that make me feel confident while driving.

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  • Compact and average car

    I recently drove the Kia Sonet , impressed by its sleek style and comfortable interiors. However, its mileage fell short of expectations; while the company claims 15 km/l, I managed 12 km/l in the city and 14 km/l on the highway. The compact SUV's performance was satisfactory, though not exceptional. Its manual transmission and all-wheel drive add versatility, but the lack of memory seats and sunroof may disappoint some. Overall, the Kia Sonet is a decent choice for urban commuters, with room for improvement in fuel efficiency and luxury features.

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  • Kia Sonet futuristic design, advanced technology.

    The Kia Sonet is a fragile SUV that consummately combines looks and functionality. It provides comfort and rigidity for weekend passages as well as megacity exchanging thanks to its ample innards and tasteful looks. With its substance of coincidental amenities, involving touchscreen infotainment andmore advanced security technology, the Sonet guarantees a safe and connected driving experience. It's the full option for guests on a tight account because of its energy-effective machines, which give a blend between Power and frugality. In the loaded fragile SUV request, Kia's Sonet stands out as an charming Freedom because to its character for good Features and cost.

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  • Kia Sonet: Compact Yet Spacious

    Since I bought the Kia Sonet, it has been nothing short of a rollercoaster. On the plus side this compact SUV is surprisingly roomy. It manages to fit five adults comfortably and the 392 litre boot space easily handles our weekend getaways. The 1.5 liter diesel engine with the manual transmission is my pick providing enough torque for city drives and economical fuel consumption at about 25 kmpl.The Sonet also scores high on looks with its bold design and the signature tiger nose grille making heads turn. Tech wise it is packed with features, including a 10.25 inch touchscreen, ventilated front seats and a six speaker sound system.

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  • when style meets class

    Assuring with a promising performance of the kia sonet which is not only smart in looks but also extraordinary in functionalities. It has been more than six months approximately since I bought this car. All i can say is that it has been built differently and the exterior design steals the attention on the road. The seat is very soft and comfortable. It has a very powerful motor that brings out the actual potential of this car. I have never faced jerks or vibrations while driving it. It has always been smooth throughout.

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Kia Sonet Colours

Kia Sonet car is available in 10 exciting colours options like Imperial Blue, Gravity Gray, Aurora Black Pearl, Intense Red, Sparkling Silver, Glacier White Pearl, Pewter Olive, Glacier White Pearl With Aurora Black Pearl, Intense Red With Aurora Black Pearl and Matte Graphite.
  • Imperial Blue
  • Gravity Gray
  • Aurora Black Pearl
  • Intense Red
  • Sparkling Silver
  • Glacier White Pearl
  • Pewter Olive
  • Glacier White Pearl With Aurora Black Pearl
  • Intense Red With Aurora Black Pearl
  • Matte Graphite

Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying Sonet

Q. How many cylinders are there in Kia Sonet?
  • The Kia Sonet has 4 cylinder engine.
Q. What is the max power of Kia Sonet?
  • The Kia Sonet generates max power of 114bhp@4000rpm.
Q. What is the fuel type of Kia Sonet?
  • The Kia Sonet is available in both petrol and diesel options.
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Kia Sonet FAQs

What is the price of top model of Kia Sonet?

The ex-showroom price of top variant of Kia Sonet is 15.74 Lakh (Delhi).

What is the EMI of Kia Sonet in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Kia Sonet in Delhi is Rs. 15,456 per month @ 10.5% for a tenure of 60 months.

What are the top competitors of Kia Sonet?

The top 3 competitors of Kia Sonet are Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and Kia Seltos.

What is the boot space in Kia Sonet?

The boot space in Kia Sonet is 385 L. View full specification of Sonet

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