As we said in the introduction report, the Sonet is certainly a head-turner. And it continues to grab second glances, thanks to its aggressive styling rounded off in a well-proportioned package. So, buyers who want attention for their cars would surely love the Sonet.
Behind the wheel, the Sonet is comfortable to drive around in the city. Owing to its compact dimensions and light controls, maneuvering it around town is a breeze. It also helps when you have to park it in tight spaces. Not surprising then, the Sonet’s light controls don’t tire you out even after a whole day of driving.
Moreover, driving it in bumper-to-bumper traffic is also an easy affair. We faced some horrible traffic jams and the Sonet’s smooth-shifting gear lever along with a light and progressive clutch pedal kept our stress at bay. As for the ride, it’s well balanced and the Sonet managed to absorb our monsoon-ravaged roads with good composure.
Coming to the engine, there’s ample low and mid-range grunt available from the 1.5-litre oil burner. So, while pottering around the city speed, you don’t have to continuously keep working through the gears to keep the momentum going.
What’s more, this is a frugal motor too as it managed to return an impressive figure of 16.28kmpl in our city fuel efficiency test. This means it is also easy on pockets, reducing our trips to the fuel station.
In terms of ergonomics and practicality, the Sonet manages to impress too. All the buttons, controls, and the touchscreen are easy to reach and operate, even while driving. Then there are some feel-good features. This includes cooled seats for both front passengers which turned out to be a blessing in the October heat.
Then you have the fancy ambient lighting that changes colours with respect to the music. They do get you some bragging rights amongst oblivious passengers. We also loved the touchscreen not only because it’s smooth and fluidic to touch, but is also easy to use and has a host of usable information.