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Kia Sonet Performance And Fuel Efficiency Figures Leaked


Which variant of the Sonet is the fastest? And which is the most frugal? We got the answers for these in our report

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The Kia Sonet will be offered with a wide range of powertrain options. Now, we have got our hands on the performance and fuel efficiency figures for each and every powertrain ahead of its mid-September launch.  

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First, The Specifications:

The Sonet will be offered with three engine options: a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol, a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The diesel engine will come in two states of tune depending on the transmission. Here are the detailed specifications:

 

Sonet 1.2-litre Petrol

Sonet 1.0-litre Turbo-petrol

Sonet 1.5-litre Diesel Manual

Sonet 1.5-litre Diesel Automatic

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 MT

6-speed AT

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The Sonet Turbo-petrol is the most powerful engine while the diesel automatic variant is the torquiest. It must be mentioned that the Sonet automatic variants utilises conventional  transmissions unlike AMTs in some of the rivals. 

Performance Figures:

 

Sonet 1.2-litre Petrol

Sonet 1.0-litre Turbo-petrol

Sonet 1.5-litre Diesel Manual

Sonet 1.5-litre Diesel Automatic

0-100kmph

13.3 seconds

11.3 seconds (DCT) / 12.3 seconds (iMT)

12.3 seconds

11.8 seconds

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  • The Sonet turbo-petrol DCT variant is the fastest, doing nought to 100kmph in 11.3 seconds while the least powerful naturally aspirated petrol variant is the slowest here. 

  • Despite the power advantage, the Sonet diesel-automatic is just 0.5 seconds faster than its manual sibling. 

  • The Sonet turbo-petrol iMT variant does 0-100kmph in 12.3 seconds which is respectable considering you don’t have to do the hard work of pressing the clutch. 

Fuel Efficiency Figures:

 

Sonet 1.2-litre Petrol

Sonet 1.0-litre Turbo-petrol

Sonet 1.5-litre Diesel Manual

Sonet 1.5-litre Diesel Automatic

Claimed Fuel Efficiency

18.4kmpl

18.3kmpl (DCT) / 18.2kmpl (iMT)

24.1kmpl

19.0kmpl

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  • Naturally, the Sonet diesel variants are the most fuel efficient here. But the manual variant is 5.1kmpl more fuel efficient than its automatic sibling. 

  • Despite having more power on tap, the turbo-petrol variants are almost as fuel efficient as the naturally aspirated petrol engine. 

For more information on the Sonet’s features and variant list, head here. The Kia Sonet will be offered in GT and Tech Line trims. Here’s how they differ in terms of looks. Prices for the Sonet could start around Rs 7 lakh (ex-showroom). Its rivals include the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the upcoming Toyota Urban Cruiser.  

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