The much-awaited Kia Sonet subcompact SUV today finally made its global debut in India. Expected to be launched around mid-September 2020, the Sonet will be the first sub-4 metre vehicle from the carmaker, and the entry point into the Kia family. As of now Kia has not gone into the details regarding the Sonet's engine specifications, dimensions and other technical aspects, however, the company has confirmed that like the Seltos, the Sonet will also come in two trim options - GT Line and Tech Line. And, here's everything you need to know about the Kia Sonet GT Line trim.
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Design and Styling:
Similar to the GT Line trim of the Seltos, the Kia Sonet GT Line also comes with a much sportier exterior styling compared to the Tech Line trim. Upfront, the glossy black Tiger Nose grille comes with the GT Line logo along with red accents, compared to the plain black treatment that the Tech Line trims will get. Also, the GT Line trim gets a sportier front bumper with a mesh pattern grille for the airdam, stylised silver accents around faux air intakes and a red stripe above the skid plate.
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The profile of the Sonet GT Line comes with a red accent on the door cladding, while the 16-inch sporty alloy wheels get a red circle around the Kia logo. The front wheels, which feature disc brakes, also come with stylish red calipers, while the Tech Line trim gets regular silver calipers. At the rear, the skid plate gets a glossy black treatment compacted to the silver treatment offered with the Tech Line option, along with the addition of a red stripe.
Interior and Cabin Features:
Compared to the dual-tone beige/black interior of the standard Tech Line trim, the GT Line option will come with an all-black interior with contrast red stitching on the soft-touch panels, seat covers, leather-wrapped steering and gear cover. The Sonet GT Line also comes with a flat-bottom steering wheel with the GT Line emblem and a similar badging on the front seats as well. The AC vents also get black bezels instead of brushed silver treatment that the Tech Line option will get.
While Kia hasn't revealed the variant details yet, so we don't know if some of these features are exclusive to the GT Line trim or not. However, the key highlights of the cabin will include a 10.25 inch HD infotainment display with UVO connected car tech, premium Bose 7 Speaker sound system with mood lights, segment-first ventilated front seats, air purifier which claims to come with virus protection, wireless phone charger, and an electric sunroof among others.
While Kia is yet to confirm the engine options for the GT Line trim, we expect the carmaker only offer the 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine, with the option of either a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed iMT or the 7-speed DCT automatic transmission. Having said that, the GT Line trim of the Seltos also comes with a diesel automatic option. So, we wouldn't be surprised if Kia decides to go with the same strategy and offer the 1.5-litre oil burners with the new torque converter automatic transmission as part of the GT Line variants.