Mark Your Calendars: Kia Sonet Launch Date Revealed!

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


  • Kia Sonet to be offered in two broad trims: Tech Line and GT Line.
  • Features a 10.25-inch touchscreen system, ventilated front seats, connected car tech and a whole lot more.
  • Comes with three engine options and a plethora of transmission options.
  • Prices likely to start from around Rs 7 lakh (ex-showroom).

Had your eyes set on Kia’s Sonet? Well, the carmaker has just announced that it’ll launch the Sonet on September 18. Kia’s third model in the country after the Seltos and Carnival, the Sonet could be the Korean carmaker’s cash cow in the country if priced right. 


It sits in the hotly contested sub-4 metre SUV segment which includes well-established players such as the Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport and Tata Nexon. Naturally, Kia has done all it could to ensure the Sonet enters the segment with a bang. 


For starters, the Sonet is offered in six variants: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+. These are spread between two broad trims: Tech Line and GT Line. Click here to know how the Sonet Tech Line differs from the GT Line trim. 


Then there’s the super long list of features. Highlights include a large 10.25-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, connected car technology, a sunroof, Bose sound system, ambient lighting, wireless phone charger, climate control, cruise control, a semi-digital instrument panel, drive modes, traction modes and even ventilated seats! Safety features include up to six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and electronic stability control. Phew!

Also Read: Kia Sonet Variant Wise Feature List

The Sonet also boasts of a premium design which is bound to stand out, in fact, most of the concept’s design elements have been retained. The GT Line variants also get red accents that add to the sporty factor. Even the interior is premium with several design details borrowed from the Seltos. Take a closer look at the Sonet in our detailed image gallery


You also have a wide range of powertrain options. Sure, the turbo-petrol engine misses out on a proper manual gearbox, but you’ll be happy to know the Sonet diesel features a 6-speed torque converter for its automatic variants. Here are the detailed specifications:


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

Kia has ticked almost all the right boxes with the Sonet. The only missing piece of the puzzle is the pricing, which will be revealed on September 18. We are expecting a starting price of around Rs 7 lakh (ex-showroom). 

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