Kia Sonet Launch Tomorrow: FIVE Things You Should Know

Kia’s third model for India holds a lot of promise

Kia Motors India is all set to launch the Sonet tomorrow on September 18. The Sonet is Kia’s third model in the country and will sit in the hotly contested sub-4 metre SUV segment that consists of well-established players like the Hyundai Venue and Tata Nexon. Here are five things you need to know ahead of the Sonet ahead of its launch:

Two Broad Trims For Different Tastes


The Kia Sonet will be offered in two broad trims: GT Line and Tech Line, with GT being the most premium trim. The former takes a more sportier approach with a dash of red on the bumpers, doors and brake callipers. Moreover, you have six variants to choose from: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+, and GTX+. And to make life difficult while booking the SUV, each variant gets their unique choice of colour options as well. Phew!

Wide Range Of Engine Options

The Sonet’s powertrain list is almost as big as your luxury hotel’s menu card. It comes with three engine options: a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol. While the first two will come with a manual gearbox, the turbo-petrol is offered with a clutchless manual only. Automatic options are limited to the diesel and turbo-petrol variants. This table below could make your life easier:


Kia Sonet NA Petrol

Kia Sonet Turbo

Kia Sonet Diesel Manual

Kia Sonet Diesel Automatic






Power (PS)





Torque (Nm)





Transmission Options

5-speed manual

6-speed iMT / 7-speed DCT

6-speed manual

6-speed AT

Super Long List Of Features

In typical Kia fashion, the Sonet comes loaded to the gills with features. Highlights include a 10.25-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, UVO connected car tech, climate control, cruise control, steering mounted audio controls, a sunroof, a Bose sound system, ambient lighting, drive modes, traction modes and even ventilated seats. Safety is covered by six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, a rear view camera, electronic stability control and a tyre pressure monitoring system. 

Based On The Hyundai Venue

Yes, the Kia Sonet is based on the Venue. But you’ll be hard pressed to tell that the Kia shares its platform with the Hyundai as the Sonet comes with its own identity inside and out. You can have a closer look at the Sonet in our detailed image gallery

Expected Prices And Rivals

The Kia Sonet is expected to be priced from Rs 7 lakh and go up to Rs 13 lakh (ex-showroom). Its rivals include the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300 and the upcoming Toyota Urban Cruiser.

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