The 2020 Kia Sonet in production form has been unveiled. The car was first shown in concept form at the Auto Expo 2020. At that time, Kia had promised that the SUV will be in the market by first half of this year. As we know, that promise hasn’t been fulfilled but the Sonet will be launched within the next 30 days. Kia hasn’t given out power or torque numbers of the three engines it will offer with the car. However, we know them given that these are shared with the Hyundai Venue. Hyundai has also added a new transmission to the Venue’s mix. There is also a freshness in the design as well as the feature list of the Kia Sonet looks big and better than every other car in the segment. Here is what the car has to offer.
2020 Kia Sonet features and specs
First-up, all-LED headlights, ice-cube fog lights and DRLs are available with this car. The 2020 Kia Sonet also boasts LED tail lights. The car is offered with 16-inch alloy wheels. It’s cabin flourishes with a sunroof, ventilated front seats, virus-killing air ioniser, Bose 7-speaker sound system, and LED sound mood lighting. A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is being offered. The Kia Sonet owners will also get access to UVO Connect app. Both with the manual as well as automatic transmissions, customers get the option to remote start the car.
In the same vein, customers opting for automatic models also get traction control as well as drive modes. A wireless smartphone charger too is available and with cooling function. As far as engines go, the Kia Sonet boasts three powertrain options. One is a 1.2-litre petrol that makes 84PS of power and 114Nm, mated to a 5-speed manual. There is also the 1.5-litre diesel engine that should be good for 100PS of power and 200Nm. This should be paired with a 6-speed manual or a torque converter. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor might make 120PS of power and 175Nm. There will be an option of a 6-speed manual, iMT as well as 7-speed DCT with this engine.
The turbo petrol will be available in the GT line trim along with exterior and interior accents. The Kia Sonet SUV will be offered with eight monotone and three dual-tone exterior color options.With the Kia Sonet, one gets up to six airbags, HAC, VSM, ESC, front as well as rear parking sensors, TPMS and ISOFIX child seat mounts. We believe the bookings for this SUV will start soon.
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