It was earlier this year in January when Kia officially revealed its all-new corporate logo along with global brand strategy. The South Korean carmaker had previously confirmed that the new logo will make its way to India on its popular models like the Sonet subcompact SUV and the Seltos compact SUV by mid of this year. The logo is a symbol of Kia's new brand purpose and the values it promises to offer customers through future products and services. The company is also looking at revamping its dealership experience.
The carmaker now seems to be updating its range of products with the new logo, as the updated Sonet SUV has started arriving at the dealer yards in India. As seen in the pictures, the Kia Sonet subcompact SUV sports Kia's new brand logo on the bonnet and the boot lid. Do note, Kia recently discontinued select variants of the Sonet and the Seltos, so we can expect a slight revision in the variant line-up. The automaker is also readying an updated version of the Seltos that is expected to arrive this month.
The Kia Sonet is offered in three powertrain choices - a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol unit, a 1.0-litre T-GDI turbocharged petrol engine, and a 1.5-litre diesel motor offered with WGT on the manual and VGT on the automatic. The 1.2-litre petrol unit makes 82 bhp of power and a peak torque of 115 Nm, and it comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard. The more powerful turbocharged 1.0-litre GDI engine is tuned to make the same 118 bhp at 6000 rpm and 172 Nm at 1500-4000 rpm. Kia offers two transmission choices with this engine - 6-speed iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) and 7-speed DCT automatic.