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Kia Sonet

Kia Sonet is a 5 seater SUV car with 1.5L diesel engine and 1.2L petrol engines. Sonet price in India ranges between Rs. 7.99 Lakh to 15.69 Lakh. The car is available in both manual and automatic transmission. The boot space of the Sonet is 385 litres. It is available in 19 variants and 10 beautiful colours. Considering the price and specs the Sonet is a tough competition to Hyundai Creta, Hyundai Venue and Mahindra XUV300.
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Rs. 7.99 - 15.69 Lakh (Showroom Price in Delhi)
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Kia Sonet Specifications

  • Engine998 - 1493 CC
  • TransmissionManual / Automatic
  • Fuel TypePetrol / Diesel
  • Max Power114bhp@4000rpm
  • Seating Capacity5
  • Drive TypeFWD
  • Body TypeSUV

Sonet Car Features

  • Airbags (Driver, Passenger and Side Front)
  • ABS
  • AC
  • Central Locking
  • Power Steering
  • Max Torque (250Nm@1500-2750rpm)
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Kia Sonet Car Latest Updates

The 2024 Kia Sonet facelift has been launched with prices starting from Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom). You can check it out in-person as the car has arrived at dealerships. Deliveries for the 2024 Kia Sonet facelift are set to commence later this month.

This is the first update for the sub-4m SUV since its introduction in 2020. The 2024 Sonet features an updated design with a revised grille, new LED headlights, new alloy wheels, and connected taillights inspired by the Seltos. There are new feature additions like ADAS and it retains its existing engine and gearbox options. One change comes in the form of the 6-speed manual transmission, which has been reintroduced for the 1.5-litre diesel engine.

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.

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Kia Sonet Variants

Kia offers the 2024 Sonet in a total of seven variants within the Tech Line, GT Line, and X-Line trims: HTE, HTK, 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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Kia Sonet Price

Kia Sonet price starts from Rs. 7.99 Lakh and the top model price goes upto Rs. 15.69 Lakh. Sonet diesel models price starts from Rs. 9.79 Lakh whereas the top Sonet petrol model price goes upto Rs. 14.69 Lakh. Apart from this Sonet automatic price start at Rs. 10.49 Lakh and is available in 10 options. Sonet comes in 19 variants with 10 colour options.

Price of Sonet Diesel, Automatic and other Variants

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  • Diesel

  • Manual

  • Automatic


Sonet HTE

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

1197 cc . Petrol . Manual
2 months waiting
Rs. 8.79 Lakh
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Sonet HTE Diesel

1493 cc . Diesel . Manual
2 months waiting
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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

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.


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.


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.


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



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


Leatherette Upholstery


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.


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)



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.


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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  • Driving experience

    Driving experience -engaging mileage- turned out to max 25 with sedate driving as low as 12 in heavy traffic with ac onservice cost - moderate, Recent paid 4th service cost me around 5ki drive a htx imt petrol variantno major problem so far except the infotainment system lagging sometimes3 years of ownership, And smooth as butter

  • Fuel economy

    Excellent drive and safety and fuel economy is fantastic so i like this type car

  • Good mileage

    Very good mileage and rood comfort value for the money imt variant very superb love to drive highway and city both experience great

  • Very best for running and

    Very best for running and good performance awesome looking and drive value of money i love this car i am very happy with this

  • Its one of the best car that

    Its one of the best car that i have ever used its interior is of a cool type and comes with a a good sound system and comfort is almost well abd good

  • Solid and great handling

    KIA Sonet has stylish with high end styling and excellent safety features are included with the higher end models. It feels solid and has a pleasant ride handling balance and has a strong engine and offers a variety of powertrain choices. It has many of the top segment class features however, the legroom in the back seat is only passable, and the higher end models are somewhat pricey. Its modern style draws in attention and receives a special diesel automatic setup. Its interiors are well-designed and packed with features an is simple to drive and agile.

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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.
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  • Matte Graphite
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  • As of now, there is no official update available from the brand's end. We would suggest you to wait for the official announcement.
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What is the price of the top variant of Kia Sonet?

The ex-showroom price of top variant of Kia Sonet is 15.69 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 2 competitors of Kia Sonet are Tata Tiago EV and MG Comet EV.

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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