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.
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.
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.