The automotive world is constantly evolving, with manufacturers pushing the boundaries of design, technology, and performance. KIA, known for its innovative approach to cars, has once again taken the stage with the revamped Sonet, a compact SUV that not only boasts killer looks but also a potent engine lineup. In this article, we delve into the impressive features that set the KIA Sonet apart, outshining even its predecessor, the Creta, in its new avatar.

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A Glimpse under the Hood

The KIA Sonet’s powerhouse options leave no room for compromise. With engine capacities ranging from 998 cc to 1493 cc, the Sonet offers a spectrum of power choices that cater to varying preferences. The horsepower output, ranging from 81.86 Bhp to 118.36 Bhp, ensures that this compact SUV delivers a driving experience that is both exhilarating and versatile. The seating capacity of five further highlights the Sonet’s practicality for families and adventure enthusiasts alike.

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KIA Sonet Fuel Efficiency

In an era where fuel efficiency is paramount, the KIA Sonet proves its mettle. The claimed fuel efficiency figures for different variants are remarkable:

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  • 1.2-litre petrol MT: 18.4 kmpl
  • 1-litre turbo-petrol iMT: 18.2 kmpl
  • 1-litre turbo-petrol DCT: 18.3 kmpl
  • 1.5-litre diesel AT: 19 kmpl

These figures are a testament to KIA’s commitment to both performance and sustainability, allowing drivers to cover more ground with fewer pit stops.

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KIA Sonet Variants and Pricing

The KIA Sonet lineup presents a diverse range of options to cater to various preferences and budgets:

  1. Sonet HTE:
    • Engine: 1197 cc, Manual, Petrol
    • Fuel Efficiency: 18.4 kmpl
    • Pricing: Rs. 7.79 Lakh*
    • Waiting Period: 2 months
  2. Sonet HTK:
    • Engine: 1197 cc, Manual, Petrol
    • Fuel Efficiency: 18.4 kmpl
    • Pricing: Rs. 8.70 Lakh*
    • Waiting Period: 2 months
  3. Sonet HTK Plus:
    • Engine: 1197 cc, Manual, Petrol
    • Fuel Efficiency: 18.4 kmpl
    • Pricing: Rs. 9.64 Lakh*
    • Availability: Top Selling
    • Waiting Period: 2 months
  4. Sonet HTE Diesel iMT:
    • Engine: 1493 cc, Manual, Diesel
    • Pricing: Rs. 9.95 Lakh*
    • Waiting Period: 2 months
  5. Sonet HTK Plus Turbo iMT:
    • Engine: 998 cc, Manual, Petrol
    • Fuel Efficiency: 18.2 kmpl
    • Pricing: Rs. 10.49 Lakh*
    • Waiting Period: 2 months

Exquisite Features, Few Limitations

While the KIA Sonet boasts an array of cutting-edge features, there are a few drawbacks worth noting. The limited rear-seat width slightly restricts its capacity as a true 5-seater, although the overall comfort remains commendable. Some cost-cutting measures, such as providing a backlight only for the driver’s power window, omitting a chilled glovebox, and limiting an adjustable front armrest, raise questions in the face of the Sonet’s otherwise premium offerings. Additionally, the availability of automatic transmissions is limited to specific variants.

KIA Sonet Key Specifications and Amenities

  • Drive Type: Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • Mileage: 18.4 kmpl
  • Fuel Compatibility: Diesel/Petrol
  • Noteworthy Amenities: Single-pane sunroof, wireless phone charger, auto AC with rear vents, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, connected car technology, ventilated front seats, and an air purifier.

In the ever-expanding realm of compact SUVs, the KIA Sonet emerges as a formidable contender, boasting stunning aesthetics, a robust engine lineup, and an array of advanced features. Its prowess shines as it steps into the spotlight, eclipsing its own sibling, the Creta, with its new and improved avatar. The KIA Sonet is a testament to the brand’s dedication to pushing boundaries and providing drivers with an all-encompassing driving experience that blends style, power, and innovation.

KIA Sonet
KIA Sonet

Summery:

KIA has launched the updated version of its SUV, the Sonet, in the Indian market. The new Sonet comes with attractive looks, powerful engines, and updated features. The price of the SUV starts from 7.79 lakhs and goes up to 13.09 lakhs. The updated engine of the Sonet is compliant with the new Real Driving Emissions (RDE) norms. The new Sonet also includes new features and a 1.2-liter petrol engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. It also offers a 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine with iMT or DCT and a 1.5-liter diesel engine with automatic or iMT gearbox options. The SUV now comes with standard features like idle start/stop technology, a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, a 4.2-inch color instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, BOSE premium sound system with LED mood lights, and pedal shifters for turbo DCT variants.