Kia Sonet to roll out in Aug 2020

Published On : 28 February 2020
By Tarashekhar Padhy

Kia Motors India has revealed the Sonet Concept at the 2020 Auto Expo, held in February, that gives a sneak peek to the carmaker's only the third product released in India. The all-new Kia Sonet Concept will be a sub-compact SUV and will challenge the Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300,Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and a few others when it will be released later in 2020. The upcoming car, which was internally codenamed QYI, seems to be a hopeful one, provided the stunning win of the Seltos for Kia Motors India. The sub-4-meter concept showcases a bold and larger tiger-nose grille, sharply styled headlamps with LED DRLs and projector lens, and the large diamond-cut alloy wheels.

The Kia Sonet concept gets a tall stance while the flared wheel arches increase the butch looks on the baby SUV. The production model will share its underpinnings with the Hyundai Venue and is predicted to draw power from an equivalent roster of engines including the 1.2-litre petrol and therefore the 1.0-liter turbo petrol, while the 1.5-litre diesel from the Seltos is probably going to be offered on the Sonet, albeit with lesser power on offer. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a DCT automatic too, which will send power to the front wheels.

The Kia Sonet will be loaded on features sporting a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, auto climate control, electric sunroof, wireless charger, push-button start-stop as well as UVO Connected Tech. The new subcompact SUV will be produced at the automaker's Anantapur facility in Andhra Pradesh and prices are expected to be around Rs. 7 lakh (ex-showroom).