2020 Kia Sonet Subcompact SUV: All You Want To Know

The Kia Sonet is priced between Rs. 6.71 lakh and Rs. 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom) with 15 variants on offer

The Kia Sonet is among the most necessary launches of the 12 months. It’s the newest entrant to the crowded subcompact SUV phase and packs a punch with its daring design, expansive options record and a number of other segment-firsts on board. With all of the curiosity round Kia’s newest made-in-India, made-for-India providing, there’s a lot must find out about what may simply be the latest market disruptor. Not losing time then, here is are all of the solutions you have been on the lookout for concerning the 2020 Kia Sonet SUV.

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Costs for the Kia Sonet begin from ₹ 6.71 lakh for the bottom HTE petrol, going as much as ₹ 11.99 lakh for the range-topping GTX+ petrol. The diesel line-up begins from ₹ eight.05 lakh and tops out at ₹ 11.99 lakh as properly. All costs are ex-showroom India. The bottom petrol variant undercuts its rivals whereas the diesel is nearly on par with the competitors. There are as many as 15 variants on sale, however Kia is but to announce costs for the GTX+ diesel computerized.

Smartstream G 1.2 Petrol ₹ 6.71 lakh (5MT) ₹ 7.59 lakh (5MT) ₹ eight.45 lakh (5MT)
G 1.Zero Turbo GDI ₹ 9.49 lakh (6iMT)/ ₹ 10.49 lakh (7DCT) ₹ 9.99 lakh (6iMT) ₹ 11.65 lakh (6iMT) ₹ 11.99 lakh (6iMT)
Diesel 1.5 WGT ₹ eight.05 lakh (6MT) ₹ eight.99 lakh (6MT) ₹ 9.49 lakh (6MT) ₹ 9.99 lakh (6MT) ₹ 11.65 lakh (6MT) ₹ 11.99 lakh (6MT)
Diesel 1.5 VGT ₹ 10.39 lakh (6AT) TBA

The ‘Intelligency Blue’ Sonet is the GTX+ trim, whereas the ‘Intense Pink’ is the Tech-line mannequin within the HTX+ trim


There are monotone and dual-tone color choices on provide, other than the Tech-line and GT-Line trim choices. Do bear in mind, the GT-Line is obtainable solely on the top-of-the-line GTX+ variant of the turbo petrol and diesel engines. It is missed out on the 1.2 Smartstream petrol mill. The Tech-line is obtainable in 5 trims – HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, and HTX+. Take a look at our detailed information to know which variant provides most value on the new Sonet.

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At 2500 mm, the Kia Sonet’s wheelbase is identical because the Hyundai Venue however the former is 20 mm wider and 37 mm taller


The Kia Sonet tucks slightly below 4 metres with a size of 3995 mm, width of 1790 mm and a peak of 1642 mm. That is 20 mm wider and 37 mm taller than the Hyundai Venue, whereas the wheelbase stays the identical on each vehicles at 2500 mm. Kia has tried to maximise house on the automotive and the quick overhangs with the tall physique do attempt to liberate room within the cabin. Nevertheless, does come quick on rear seat legroom although when in comparison with a few of its rivals. The mannequin does provide a beneficiant floor clearance of 205 mm, ample to deal with our difficult roads, whereas the boot house stands at an honest 392 litres, which is the biggest in its class.


The Tech Line will get a dual-tone cabin whereas the GT-Line will get an all-black format on the Kia Sonet


Kia has set new benchmarks with its vehicles with regards to options and that is additionally the case with the highest variants of the Sonet subcompact SUV. The mannequin comes with LED headlamps, LED DRLs and projector fog lamps, 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, skid plates on the entrance and rear bumpers, LED taillights with the heartbeat sample and extra. These choosing the GT-Line get extra beauty tweaks just like the chrome accents on the grille, crimson brake calipers, chrome accents on the door handles, crimson garnish on the doorways, and a barely tweaked bumper.

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The 10.25-inch HD infotainment display screen is loaded on tech and easy-to-use as properly

Inside, the Sonet will get fake leather-based upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel and kit lever with distinction stitching, and a gloss black end. Relying on the trim choice, the Sonet will both include a dual-tone cabin on the Tech Line or an all-black one on the GT-Line. The automotive additionally will get a big 10.25-inch HD infotainment show with UVO linked tech, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, wi-fi charger, electrical sunroof, local weather management, cruise management, sensible key, push-button begin, traction management and extra.


The entrance seats include air flow which is a segment-first function and so is the Bose sound system

Phase Firsts

The Kia Sonet is packed to the options after which some, and also you do get a number of segment-first options added just like the entrance ventilated seats, seven-speaker Bose sound system with temper lights, and digital instrument console with an MID unit. The Sonet additionally will get rear AC vents with an air purifieroffers micro organism and virus safety, which Kia says is a world first. The automotive additionally comes with a torque convertor-based diesel-automatic mixture, which is a segment-first as properly.

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Twin airbags with ABS and EBD are customary throughout all trims. The GTX+ is obtainable with 6 airbags whereas the automated variants get traction management


All variants of the Kia Sonet include twin airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, entrance disc brakes and emergency cease sign as customary. The highest trims add options just like the tyre stress monitoring system (TPMS), ESC, Hill Help management (HAC), and brake help. The GTX+ will get six airbags whereas the automated model provides a number of driving modes – Eco, Regular and Sport – and traction management. The Kia Sonet is but to obtain a crash take a look at security score.


The 1.Zero Turbo GDI is obtainable with a 7-speed DCT and 6-speed IMT however the shock bundle is the 6-speed torque convertor with the 1.5 diesel VGT

Engines & Transmissions

The Kia Sonet subcompact SUV is obtainable in three powertrain selections.  There’s the 1.2 naturally-aspirated Smartstream together with the 1.Zero-litre turbocharged T-GDI petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel supplied with WGT on the guide and VGT on the automated. The diesel computerized with VGT really makes extra energy and is in the identical spec because the one supplied on the Kia Seltos. Transmission choices embody the 5-speed guide on the Smartstream, whereas the turbo petrol will get the 7-speed DCT and the 6-speed Clever Guide Transmission (IMT). The 1.5 diesel is paired with the 6-speed guide and the brand new 6-speed torque convertor. All variations ship energy solely to the entrance wheels.

Specs Kia Sonet 1.Zero T-GDi Kia Sonet 1.5 CRDi VGT/WGT Kia Sonet 1.2 Smartstream
Displacement 998 cc 1,493 cc 1,197 cc
Max Output 118 bhp @ 6,000 rpm 113 bhp/99 bhp @ Four,000 rpm 82 bhp @ 6300 rpm
Peak Torque 172 Nm @ 1500-Four,000 rpm 250 Nm/240 Nm @ 1500-2750 rpm 115 Nm @ 4500 rpm
Transmission 7-speed DCT/ 6-speed IMT 6-speed AT/6-speed MT 5-speed MT
Claimed Gas Effectivity 18.three kmp / 18.2 kmpl 19 kmpl / 24.1 kmpl 18.Four kmpl

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The Sonet diesel guide is essentially the most environment friendly in its class with a claimed mileage of 24.1 kmpl

Gas Effectivity

The Kia Sonet 1.2 returns an ARAI claimed 18.Four kmpl. The 1.Zero-litre turbo petrol returns 18.three kmpl on the DCT variant, whereas the IMT provides a gas financial system of 18.2 kmpl. The diesel engines are naturally extra environment friendly with the automated returning 19 kmpl whereas the guide provides 24.1 kmpl.


The Kia Sonet is obtainable at dealership and on-line for bookings for a token quantity of ₹ 25,000


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The Kia Sonet is now on sale at a dealership close to you whilst you can guide one on-line on Kia Motor India’s web site. The reserving might be made for a token quantity of ₹ 25,000. The model has already garnered over 25,000 bookings for its most reasonably priced providing and deliveries have commenced pan India since September 18, 2020.

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