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2021 Kia Sonet Goes On Sale In India At Rs 6.79 Lakh


Thanks to the significant updates, almost all variants of the Sonet get a price increment

 

  • Price hikes range from Rs 10,000 to Rs 30,000 depending on the variant.

  • HTX replaces HTK+ as new entry-level automatic variant with petrol-DCT and diesel-automatic combinations

  • New features for the Sonet include paddle shifters, voice operated electric sunroof and rear door sunshades.

  • Some top-spec features like 16-inch alloy wheels, multi-drive modes, electric sunroof and select safety features have been introduced lower down the lineup.

  • It continues to rival the likes of the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

Kia has launched the 2021 Sonet at prices starting from Rs 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The MY2021 Sonet brings in a variety of changes including a new monogram on the wheel hub caps, hood, tailgate, the steering wheel and the key, new features, and a variant rejig. Also, you’ll have to shell out more for an entry-level Sonet automatic.  

Here are the revised prices: 

Engine

Variant

Old Price

MY2021 Sonet Price

Difference

1.2-litre Petrol

HTE

Rs 6.79 lakh

Rs 6.79 lakh

 

HTK

Rs 7.69 lakh

Rs 7.79 lakh

Rs 10,000

HTK+

Rs 8.55 lakh

Rs 8.65 lakh

Rs 10,000


1.0-litre Turbo-petrol

HTK+ iMT

Rs 9.49 lakh

Rs 9.79 lakh

Rs 30,000

HTK+ DCT

Rs 10.49 lakh

(Discontinued)

NA

HTX iMT

Rs 9.99 lakh

Rs 10.29 lakh

Rs 30,000

HTX DCT (New)

 

Rs 10.99 lakh

NA

HTX+ iMT

Rs 11.65 lakh

Rs 11.75 lakh

Rs 10,000

GTX+

Rs 11.99 lakh

Rs 12.19 lakh

Rs 20,000

GTX+ 7DCT

Rs 12.89 lakh

Rs 12.99 lakh

Rs 10,000

1.5-litre Diesel

HTE

Rs 8.25 lakh

Rs 8.35 lakh

Rs 10,000

HTK

Rs 9.19 lakh

Rs 9.29 lakh

Rs 10,000

HTK+

Rs 9.69 lakh

Rs 9.89 lakh 

Rs 20,000

HTX

Rs 10.19 lakh

Rs 10.49 lakh

Rs 30,000

HTK+ 6AT

Rs 10.59 lakh 

(Discontinued)

NA

HTX 6AT (New)

 

Rs 11.29 lakh

NA

HTX+

Rs 11.85 lakh

Rs 11.99 lakh

Rs 14,000

GTX+

Rs 12.19 lakh

Rs 12.45 lakh

Rs 26,000

GTX+ 6AT

Rs 13.09 lakh

Rs 13.25 lakh

Rs 16,000

The HTK+ petrol-DCT and diesel-automatic have been axed. In place of that will be the HTX as the new entry-level automatic variant. This means you now have to shell out an additional Rs 50,000 to Rs 70,000 to get your hands on an entry-level Sonet automatic.

Prices for the 2021 Sonet have been increased by up to Rs 30,000. Only the base HTE 1.2-litre petrol has been spared from the hike. 

Now that prices are sorted, let's delve more into what’s new for the 2021 Sonet:  

  • Paddle Shifters for all automatic Sonet trims ( HTX 7DCT, GTX+ 7DCT, HTX AT, GTX+ AT)

  • Opening/closing of sunroof via voice commands ( HTX+, GTX+)

  • Rear door sunshade curtains (HTX, HTX+, GTX+)

 

Aside from new features, Kia has also managed to bring in some features from the top-spec variants lower down the lineup. 

Features

Availability in Old Sonet

Availability for 2021 Sonet

Electronic Stability Control, Vehicle Stability Management, Brake Assist, Hill Assist Control (HAC)

GTX+

HTX/HTX+/GTX+

Multi Drive modes & Traction modes

HTK+ DCT/GTX+ DCT/GTX+ AT

HTX 7DCT/GTX+ 7DCT/HTX AT/ GTX+ AT

Smart Key with push button start/stop

HTX/HTX+/GTX+

HTK+ (1.0T & D1.5)/ HTX/HTX+/GTX+

Remote Engine start

HTX/HTX+/GTX+

HTK+ (1.0T & D1.5)/ HTX/HTX+/GTX+

Electric Sunroof

HTX/HTX+/GTX+

HTK+ (1.0T iMT)/ HTX/HTX+/GTX+

Chrome door handles

HTX/HTX+/GTX+

HTK+ (1.0T & D1.5)/ HTX/HTX+/GTX+

16-inch alloy wheels 

HTX+/GTX+

HTX/HTX+/GTX+

 

Mechanically, the 2021 Kia Sonet remains unchanged. It continues to offer a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. We have listed the detailed specifications below for you reference:



Kia Sonet NA Petrol

Kia Sonet Turbo

Kia Sonet Diesel Manual

Kia Sonet Diesel Automatic

Engine

1.2-litre

1.0-litre

1.5-litre

1.5-litre

Power (PS)

83PS

120PS

100PS

115PS

Torque (Nm)

115Nm

172Nm

240Nm

250Nm

Transmission Options

5-speed manual

6-speed iMT / 7-speed DCT

6-speed manual

6-speed AT

These updates should help the Sonet in the uber-competitive sub-4 metre SUV, where it takes on the likes of the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

 

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