Kia Sonet compact SUV launched – Check Price, Features, Pictures and more

Kia Sonet, one of the most anticipated car launches of 2020 has been launched in India with a starting price of INR 6,71,000 for the base model. Kia Sonet is being offered with the widest variety in its category in terms of powertrains and trims. In total, the Sonet is being offered across 17 variants, including two petrol engines, two diesel engines (WGT & VGT configurations), five transmissions and two trim levels – Tech Line and GT-Line. Tech-Line offering HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX and HTX+ variants and the first-in-segment GT-Line with GTX+ variant.

The Sonet comes with five transmission options; this includes five- and six-speed manuals, an intuitive seven-speed DCT, six-speed automatic, and Kia’s revolutionary new six-speed Smart stream intelligent manual transmission (iMT). The latter is a technological breakthrough from Kia, offering fatigue-free driving thanks to the absence of a clutch pedal, yet the same driver control as a conventional manual transmission. For the first time in this segment, the 1.5 CRDi diesel motor is also available with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The interiors of the Kia Sonet is designed to offer both comfort and luxury. The Sonet offers a sophisticated and lively cabin with a smooth, flowing dashboard to appeal to young-at-heart and always-connected consumers. The stylish and clutter-free center console offers a hi-tech feel and easy access to many of the Sonet’s segment-busting features coupled with essential features such as Kia’s Smart Pure Air Purifier with virus and bacteria protection. This feature sets the Sonet apart in its segment and once again sets a new benchmark in its category. The new Smart Pure Air Purifier with virus and bacteria protection in Sonet has a two-level purification system. The pollutant-cleansing HEPA filter incorporates N29 which uses fibre made from nano-ionic bonding technology of copper sulphide, to remove pollutants and bacteria from the cabin. The second level of filtration is achieved through UVC LED, scientifically proven to kill bacteria and viruses. The system not only effectively cleans out pollutants from the cabin, but also kills bacteria and viruses as it cleans the air.

Also all new Sonet is loaded with a comprehensive list of features as standard as well as offered with the latest in in-car technology via the Kia UVO Connect.

In addition to this, the Sonet comes loaded with multiple segment-first features offering complete comfort, convenience, safety and optimum driving pleasure to customers. This includes:

  • Largest and best-in-segment10.25-inch (26.03 cm) HD touchscreen with navigation and live traffic information
  • Smart Pure Air Purifier with virus and bacteria protection
  • BOSE Premium seven-speaker sound system with sub-woofer
  • Front Ventilated driver and passenger seats
  • 4.2-inch (10.7 cm) colour instrument cluster
  • LED Sound Mood Lights
  • Remote engine start via UVO Connect and Smart Key (Automatic and Manual transmission)
  • Over-the-air (OTA) map updates
  • Multi-drive & traction modes for automatic models
  • Wireless smartphone charger with cooling function

The Sonet is available in eight monotone and three dual-tone colour schemes.

Monotone colour options

  • Clear White
  • Glacier White Pearl
  • Steel Silver
  • Gravity Grey
  • Intense Red
  • Aurora Black Pearl
  • Intelligency Blue
  • Beige Gold

Dual-tone colour options

  • Intense Red with Aurora Black Pearl
  • Glacier White Pearl with Aurora Black Pearl
  • Beige Gold with Aurora Black Pearl

Inspired by modern styling trends, as well as traditional Indian heritage and culture, the Sonet’s exterior styling truly stands apart – not just in its category, but amongst SUVs in general. In order to offer a bold and youthful experience, the Sonet’s driving characteristics have been tuned to provide an enjoyable experience behind the wheel for driving enthusiasts. Customer Safety is also utmost priority for Kia Motors globally. More than two thirds of the Sonet’s body is made up of high strength and advanced high strength steel, creating a lightweight yet robust structure. Furthermore, Kia has ensured that every drive in the Sonet is as relaxing and safe as possible thanks to an array of safety measures, created in line with Kia’s own five pillars of safety: Active, Passive, Health, Security and Maintenance. Among the Sonet’s key safety features are:

  • Six airbags
  • ABS (anti-lock braking system) with EBD (electronic brake force distribution)
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control), HAC (Hill-start Assist Control), VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) and BA (brake assist)
  • Front and rear parking sensors 
  • Projector fog lamps
  • Highline tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Auto headlamps
  • ISOFIX child-seat anchoring points
  • Auto Collision Notification

Fuel Efficiency: (in kmpl)

  • D1.5 VGT 6AT – 19.0  (Best in segment)
  • D1.5 WGT 6MT – 24.1 ( Best in segment)
  • G1.0T-GDi 7DCT – 18.3
  • G1.0T-GDi 6iMT – 18.2 ( Best in segment)
  • Smartstream G1.2 5MT – 18.4 (Best in segment)