New Kia Sonet Launch: With the impending introduction of the redesigned Kia Sonet, Kia Motors will undoubtedly create a stir in the Indian automotive market. This will represent a momentous occasion for the South Korean automaker. The model, which was widely observed throughout its extensive testing phase, is eagerly awaited and expected to be available for purchase in December 2023, although the precise date of its official release has yet to be disclosed.
The Kia Sonet will compete fiercely with Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Hyundai Venue, and Mahindra XUV300 in the ferociously competitive subcompact SUV segment. Take a look at the essential details about the new model that have been revealed so far.
New Kia Sonet: Specs
Although minor interior adjustments are anticipated, the 2023 Kia Sonet will feature an instrument cluster redesign that bears resemblance to that of the Carnes and Venue models. Incorporating new upholstery, switchgear, and a subtly revised dashboard layout, the enhancements in total contribute to an elevated visual allure. New-Gen Kia Carnival India Introduction Schedule
Ventilated front seats, an air purifier, UVO connected car technology, a 7-speaker Bose audio system, voice commands, keyless entry and exit, cruise control, a tyre pressure monitoring system, Isofix child seat attachments, and additional desirable features are expected to remain on the model.
A new LED DRL assembly will adorn the redesigned front bumper and headlamp assembly of the facelifted Kia Sonet. An altered pseudo skid plate and adjusted fog lamps serve to augment its aesthetic appeal. In addition to the updated grille inserts, the central air intake will feature a new lattice treatment.
A set of new alloy rims imparts an air of sophistication to the side profile, which retains its signature contours. Vertical taillamps will replace the wraparound unit in the rear, along with sportier rear moldings in black and silver.
The 2024 Kia Sonet facelift is anticipated to retain its current lineup of powertrains, which consists of a 1.2L naturally aspirated petrol with 83 horsepower, a 1.0L turbo petrol with 120 horsepower, and a 1.5L turbo diesel with 100 horsepower. Transmission options will vary by variant, including five-speed manual, six-speed automatic, seven-speed DCT, and six-speed torque converter.