Kia Sonet Review
The new Kia Sonet, similar to its older sibling Seltos, comes on both GT-Line and Tech Line trim options. As you can see the former, in the new Intelligency Blue shade gets more aggressive styling elements with red exterior accents. On the other hand, the Tech Line model in Intense Red colour is slightly toned down version.
Both the Tech Line and GT Line trims of the Kia Sonet come with the brand's signature Tiger Nose grille with a chrome underline and LED headlamps on either side. The muscular bumper houses the squarish, chrome-bezeld foglamps, along with brushed silver faux skid plate with extension. The GT-Line option gets a trim logo on the grille and the skid plate also looks more aggressive.
The GT-Line option comes with red exterior accents all around, while the rear section in particular features an all black bumper, with glossy black insert and silver styling element. The LED taillights are connected by an LED strip creating the impression of one single element. Also, Kia calls the lighting pattern as the heartbeat pattern.
In comparison, the Tech Line trim of the Kia Sonet comes with a dual tone bumper with silver insert and faux diffuser. It also doesn't get the red accents.
The Kia Sonet comes with a well-laid-out cabin with premium fit and finish, This GT-Line trim gets an all-black treatment with contrast red stitching, and flat-bottom steering wheel with the GT-Line logo on it.
The Tech Line trim, on the other hand, comes with black and beige dual tone treatment. The Sonet also come with segment first ventilated front seats and while its standard with the GT Line trim, which only gets one variant, the feature is only offered with the top-spec variant HTX+ of the Tech Line trim.
The segment-first 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system also feature the UVO Connected Car technology offering a host of connected car features. Additionally, the system also offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Navigation and more. It also comes with smartwatch connectivity.
The Kia Sonet also comes with rear AC vents along with an air purifier system similar to the Seltos. However, the Sonet also gets the segment-first virus protection function.
The two Kia Sonet SUVs we drove came with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol (Tech Line) mated to the iMT gearbox, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine (GT-Line) paired with a segment-first torque converter unit.
The new 6-speed iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) comes with a standard H-pattern gearbox but without a clutch pedal.
While the Kia Sonet GT Line is offered in only one top-spec GTX+ variant, in both petrol and diesel engine option, while the Tech Line in offered in 5 key variants - HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX and HTX+.