Kia Sonet Global Debut Highlights: Specifications, Features, Images, Bookings

The Kia Sonet is the newest entrant in the sub-4 metre SUV space, and the third model to come out of Kia Motors India's stable. We first saw the SUV as a pre-production concept at the Auto Expo 2020, and today get to see the final production model.

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Like the Seltos, the Kia Sonet will also be offered in both GT Line and Tech Line trims

The all-new Kia Sonet has made its global debut today, in India, and we have all the highlights from the event here. The Sonet is the newest entrant in the sub-4 metre SUV space, and the third model to come out of Kia Motors India's stable. We first saw the SUV as a pre-production concept at the Auto Expo 2020, and today we get to see the final production model. While the new Kia Sonet is expected to go on sale in India in September, bookings for the new subcompact SUV are likely to commence in the coming weeks.

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The Kia Sonet will come with LED headlights with integrated LED daytime running lamps, and the signature Tiger Nose grille

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It's already known that the Kia Sonet is built on the same platform as the Hyundai Venue, and the latter will also share its powertrains with its upcoming cousin. So, The Sonet will be offered in two petrol and one diesel engine option, which includes - a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5-litre diesel, and a 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine. Transmission options will include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual gearbox, a DCT automatic, an all-new Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) unit, and an automatic torque converter for the diesel model.

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The Kia Sonet will get a well-equipped cabin with a segemnt-first 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainmetn system with UVO Connect

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Kia has already announced that the Sonet SUV will come with premium features like LED headlights with integrated LED daytime running lamps, the signature Tiger Nose grille, LED taillights, and sporty alloys. The Sonet will also come with a segment-best 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with UVO connected car tech.

Also Read: Kia Sonet World Debut In India: Date Confirmed | Kia Sonet SUV: What We Know So Far

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Here Are All The Highlights From The World Premiere of the Kia Sonet Subcompact SUV:

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Live Updates
The Kia Sonet is expected to be launched in India around mid-September 2020. Know more about the subcompact SUV here.

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Colour options
The Kia Sonet will come in 10 colour options, which will 3 dual tone choices (Red+Black, White+Black, Beige Gold+Black) and 7 single tone options (White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Grey, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Intelligent Blue, and Beige Gold)

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Diesel Automatic on Offer
The Kia Sonet will also come with a segment first diesel automatic variant featuring the 1.5-litre oil burner with an torque converter automatic transmission. Its cousin Venue only gets a manual option right now, while the Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV300 get AMT units.

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Live Updates
Kia Motors India will be introducing a new product in every 6-9 months. We expect the Sonet to be launched in early September.

Aug 7, 2020
Kia Sonet Global Debut Live - GT Line and Tech Line
The Kia Sonet will come in both GT Line and Tech Line trims. The GT Line comes with black upholstery with red stitching and GT Line logo. The cabin will also get a flat-bottom steering wheel.


Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Live Updates
The Kia Motors India's CEO and MD, Kookhyun Shim  talks about the the brands performance in India, and the Ananatpur plant. The plant has a capacity of 3 lakh units.

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Features and Equipment
The Kia Sonet also comes with a segment best 10.25 inch HD touchscreen infotainment system, along with a air purifier, and also the smart Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT)

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Features and Equipment
Lorenz Glaab, VP & Head of Global Production talks about some of the  unique features of the Sonet, which includes a segment-first car air purifier. The Sonet will be manufactured in India, in addition to the domestic market, Made In India Sonet will also be exported to other markets.

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Design Story
The rear section comes with a wraparound windshield, while the sloping C-pillar creates the impression of a large spoiler. The headlamps details have been mirrored in the taillamps as well.

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Design Story
The Kia Sonet's design is inspired by the Baby Elephant. The silver details below the grille mimics the Elephant's tusk.

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Live Updates
Karim Habib, Sr, VP Head of Kia Global design says, the new Sonet's design is "Inspired by India". His team studied India's young culture, preference of buyers and many other aspect before hitting the drawing board. The Sonet's design inspiration was a Baby Elephant.

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Live Updates
Ho Sung Song, President & CEO Kia Motors Corporation joins the event from South Korea, and talks about the Indian market. Song says that so far, the company has invested over $ 2 billion dollars in the Indian market.

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Live Updates
Actor, Angad Bedi will be hosting today's event - the World Premiere of the Kia Sonet!

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Live Updates
The unveiling event of the Kia Sonet will start in few moments. More updates to follow.

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Design and Styling
Based on the renderings of the Kia Sonet will also come with a similar wide Tiger Nose grille with 3D 'stepwell' geometric grille mesh pattern. The SUV also gets sleek LED headlamps and LED daytime running lamps, along with a muscular front bumper with bold lines, a large airdam and faux skid plate, with some black cladding and silver styling elements.

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet Booking Details
Now, we have told you that Kia is likely to start accepting bookings for the Sonet today, and some of the dealers we spoke to have told us the same. Some Kia dealers have also told us that the booking amount could be anywhere between Rs. 11,000 to Rs. 25,000.


Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Live Updates
The upcoming Kia Sonet, similar to the Seltos, will reportedly be offered in both GT Line and Tech Line options, in a total of 7 variants. While the former will come in three variants - GTK, GTX and GTX+, the Tech Line will be offered in four trims - HTE, HTK, HTX and HTX+.

We are hoping Kia will confirm this today at the unveiling.

Aug 7, 2020
Kia Sonet Global Debut Live - The Smallest Kia in India
The Kia Sonet will be the smallest and the most affordable model from the South Korean carmaker in India. The SUV has been developed for India and other emerging markets, and the new Kia Sonet is expected to come with several new and segment first features.

Aug 7, 2020
All-New Kia Sonet World Premiere - Live Updates
The all-new Kia Sonet will finally make its official debut today in India. The carmaker is likely to reveal details about the engine specs, features, variant options, bookings and launch date today. 

So, keep watching this space for all the updates.