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    Kia Sonet

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    HTE 1.2
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    ₹ 6.79 Lakh
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    Kia Sonet Key Specifications

    Price₹ 6.79 Lakh onwards
    Mileage18.2 to 24.1 kmpl
    Engine998 to 1493 cc
    TransmissionManual, Clutchless Manual, Automatic (Dual Clutch) & Automatic (Torque Converter)
    Fuel TypePetrol & Diesel
    Seating Capacity5 Seater

    Kia Sonet Summary

    Kia Motors is working on a new compact SUV for the Indian market that will rival against the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Hyundai Venue. The model, codenamed as the Sonet, will be third product to be launched by the brand in India after the Seltos and the Grand carnival.

    To be based on same platform as the Hyundai Venue, the upcoming Sonet compact SUV from Kia Motors will be differentiated from Hyundai’s compact SUV with the help of the signature Kia design. The new model will be built at the company’s production facility in Anantapur, which has an annual capacity of 3 lakh units. To utilise this capacity, the company will need more mainstream products apart from the Seltos and Grand Carnival.

    Inside, expect the Kia Sonet to come equipped with features similar to that of the Venue. The model is likely to receive smart connectivity via the UVO Connect technology and an eSIM for internet connectivity. Engine options will be carried over from the Hyundai Venue as well. On offer will be two petrol engines including the 1.2-litre Kappa unit and the 1.0-litre TGDi unit. The latter will be paired with a seven-speed DCT unit as an option. The model will also be available with a 1.4-litre CRDi diesel engine with a six speed manual transmission.

    Just like the upcoming Seltos, the new Kia Sonet is expected to be priced aggressively, in the range of Rs 7-11 lakhs (ex-showroom). Once launched, the model will take on the Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue and the Ford EcoSport

    Kia Sonet Price

    Kia Sonet price starts at ₹ 6.79 Lakh and goes upto ₹ 13.20 Lakh. The price of Petrol version for Sonet ranges between ₹ 6.79 Lakh - ₹ 13.00 Lakh and the price of Diesel version for Sonet ranges between ₹ 8.25 Lakh - ₹ 13.20 Lakh.

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    Sonet HTE 1.2

    ₹ 6.79 Lakh
    1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.4 kmpl
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    Sonet HTK 1.2

    ₹ 7.69 Lakh
    1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.4 kmpl
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    Sonet HTE 1.5

    ₹ 8.25 Lakh
    1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 24.1 kmpl
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    Sonet HTK Plus 1.2

    ₹ 8.56 Lakh
    1197 cc, Petrol, Manual, 18.4 kmpl
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    Sonet HTK 1.5

    ₹ 9.19 Lakh
    1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 24.1 kmpl
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    Sonet HTK Plus 1.0 iMT

    ₹ 9.50 Lakh
    998 cc, Petrol, Clutchless Manual, 18.2 kmpl
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    Sonet HTK Plus 1.5

    ₹ 9.69 Lakh
    1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 24.1 kmpl
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    Sonet HTX 1.0 iMT

    ₹ 9.99 Lakh
    998 cc, Petrol, Clutchless Manual, 18.2 kmpl
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    Sonet HTX 1.5

    ₹ 10.20 Lakh
    1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 24.1 kmpl
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    Sonet HTK Plus 1.0 DCT

    ₹ 10.50 Lakh
    998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch), 18.3 kmpl
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    Sonet HTK Plus 1.5 AT

    ₹ 10.60 Lakh
    1493 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 19 kmpl
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    Sonet HTX Plus 1.0 iMT

    ₹ 11.66 Lakh
    998 cc, Petrol, Clutchless Manual, 18.2 kmpl
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    Sonet HTK Plus 1.0 iMT Dual Tone

    ₹ 11.76 Lakh
    998 cc, Petrol, Clutchless Manual, 18.2 kmpl
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    Sonet HTX Plus 1.5

    ₹ 11.86 Lakh
    1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 24.1 kmpl
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    Sonet HTX Plus 1.5 Dual Tone

    ₹ 11.96 Lakh
    1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 24.1 kmpl
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    Sonet GTX Plus 1.0 iMT

    ₹ 12.00 Lakh
    998 cc, Petrol, Clutchless Manual, 18.2 kmpl
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    Sonet GTX Plus 1.0 iMT Dual Tone

    ₹ 12.10 Lakh
    998 cc, Petrol, Clutchless Manual, 18.2 kmpl
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    Sonet GTX Plus 1.5

    ₹ 12.20 Lakh
    1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 24.1 kmpl
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    Sonet GTX Plus 1.5 Dual Tone

    ₹ 12.30 Lakh
    1493 cc, Diesel, Manual, 24.1 kmpl
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    Sonet GTX Plus 1.0 DCT

    ₹ 12.90 Lakh
    998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch), 18.3 kmpl
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    Sonet GTX Plus 1.0 DCT Dual Tone

    ₹ 13.00 Lakh
    998 cc, Petrol, Automatic (Dual Clutch), 18.3 kmpl
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    Sonet GTX Plus 1.5 AT

    ₹ 13.10 Lakh
    1493 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 19 kmpl
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    Sonet GTX Plus 1.5 AT Dual Tone

    ₹ 13.20 Lakh
    1493 cc, Diesel, Automatic (Torque Converter), 19 kmpl
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    CarWale's Take

    • Good Things
      • Flamboyant styling
      • Feature loaded cabin
      • Loads of Powertrain options
    • Could be Better
      • Slightly stiffer ride quality
      • Second row seat isn’t spacious
      • No diesel-iMT combination

    Sonet Verdict

    Kia Sonet is the newest player in the highly-competitive sub-four metre SUV segment. As it arrives to the brawl so late, it comes in stylishly, packing a punch in the form of handsome looks, feature-loaded cabin, and a plethora of powertrain choices. And with more than 17 trims to choose from, there’s a Sonet for everyone. 

    Sonet Review

    We drove the Sonet with the turbo-petrol and iMT transmission. Here's what it's all about.

    What is it?

    Why would I buy it?

    iMT tech works great with the turbo petrol engine, loaded with features

    Why would I avoid it?

    Not the most spacious rear bench, ride quality on the stiffer side

    Right Front Three Quarter

    We have already seen the production-ready Kia Sonet in detail but what remained was the drive experience. We finally have it with us for the day and we’re going to tell you what it’s all about.  

    Talking about the design, frankly, I was blown away by the concept that was shown at the Auto expo. However, in comparison, I feel the production version has been watered down a little too much as I expected Kia to go a tad bolder.

    Front view

    But if I remove the concept image from my head, the Sonet still comes up as a good looking SUV. The front is dominated by the signature tiger nose grille and is flanked by heart shaped LED DRL’s and the crown jewel LED headlamps. You also get a turbo shaped detail on the air dam that looks really good. The mandatory front skid plate is also present, giving it an aggressive face.

    Right Side View

    Moving to the side, you get a thin cladding running across the car and what I like is that it is not overdone. The muscular wheel arches cover the 16-inch crystal cut wheels well. What you can also notice is that the colour of the roof extends down to the A-pillar, giving it a sporty touch. Also, the C–pillar has a unique design and gets a wrap-around rear-windscreen.

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    The rear is a little too subtle going by the standards set at the front. Adding a little drama are the heart-beat LED tail lamps and a busy bumper design, that also get the skid-plate with diffuser elements along with the faux exhaust design.

    Overall, the Sonet’s design is something that will be liked by all and hated by none, but I just wish it had more elements from the concept to make it stand out.

    Rear view

    How is it on the inside?

    Dashboard

    On the inside, you are welcomed by what Kia calls the kinetic art lounge experience. While we aren’t sure what that means, we can tell you that this is a good place to be in.

    The interior colours vary depending on the variant and what we are driving here is the GT line that gets all black interiors.

    Front Row Seats

    Talking about the seats, they are generous and offer plenty of support. Even the view is clear and it’s one of the few cars where you can see right till the end of the bonnet.

    Rear Seats

    The rear bench though isn’t as generous. Now, it is not so cramped that your knees will hit the front seats, but it is just about adequate. Even seating three abreast will be a bit of a squeeze and the Sonet is at best a comfortable four-seater. 

    Bootspace

    Boot space however is one of the Sonet’s fortes and at 392 litres, it is one of the best in its segment.

    Talking about features, the big attraction here is the massive 10.25-inch screen similar to the Seltos, it’s one massive housing that includes the speedometer console as well. The dashboard is well laid out but is a busy design. Another cool design touch are the vertical air-con vents, which I might add, are very effective as well.

    Infotainment System

    Apart from the usual barrage of connectivity options, it also gets BT multi connection where two devices can be connected to the head unit at the same time. Taking care of audiophiles is the banging seven-speaker Bose audio system which is brilliant.

    The Sonet also gets a barrage of other interesting features. You get a sunroof, wireless phone charging with cooling function, front ventilated seats, smart air purifier with virus protection (yes, you heard that right), perfume dispenser with three fragrances, UVO connected car technology with 57 features, and more.

    Instrument cluster

    The Sonet also get voice commands which is a fairly common feature, but in the Sonet it ends up doing a little more with its ‘Hello Kia’ voice commands. You can ask it to roll the window down, adjust the aircon, or even ask about the weather amongst other things.

    Safety has been covered well in the Sonet too. You get six airbags, vehicle stability management, ESC, and ABS. It also gets an emergency stop signal where the brake lights blink rapidly under hard braking.

    How does it drive?

    Right Front Three Quarter

    The Sonet gets a long list of engine and powertrain options to choose from. You have a 1.0-litre turbo petrol, a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol, 1.5 litre WGT diesel, and a 1.5-litre VGT diesel.

    What we are driving here is the 1.0-litre turbo with the six-speed iMT gearbox pushing out 120bhp and 172 Nm of torque.

    Right Front Three Quarter

    Right off the bat, the engine feels refined and pretty energetic. Part throttle is all you need to dispatch slow moving traffic. But if you want to hurry things up, the turbo dishes out enough poke above 2000 rpm. You can feel the shove as the turbo spools up and you just need to ride on that wave of torque. 

    Now, this engine does not like to be revved too much and when you do, the three cylinder thrum does come into the picture. Instead, one just needs to upshift early and let that torque do all the work. Midrange in the Sonet is brilliant and that makes driving it an effortless affair. You also get drive and traction modes which are reserved for the automatic variants only.

    Right Front Three Quarter

    Now coming to the iMT gearbox, this is basically a manual gearbox, minus the clutch pedal. So, you shift just like you do in a manual but there is no clutch to depress. Shift action is positive and the best way to use the iMT is to get off the gas while shifting, which makes the shift action a little smoother. And if you forget that you are driving a manual and end up being in the wrong gear, there is enough beeping to remind you to shift. Overall, the iMT technology is a revelation for those who want a manual but don’t want the pains associated with it. And according to Kia, this engine gearbox combo is fuel efficient as well, with an ARAI figure of 18.2 kmpl.

    Left Side View

    Now let’s talk about the ride and handling. The Sonet is aimed at the younger generation and for those who like to drive. 

    And to make it exciting to drive, the suspension is set-up slightly on the stiffer side. Even the smaller bumps can be felt and there is always an underlying stiffness around it. But even then, with 205mm of ground clearance and the 60 profile tyres you don’t really need to slow down for the bad sections and the Sonet will happily thunder through.

    Right Rear Three Quarter

    The steering feels good too and it has got enough weight to impose confidence at high speeds and at the same time it also makes it easy to chuck the Sonet into the gaps in the city. Overall, the Sonet might be a little stiffly sprung but it makes up for it with an entertaining drive.

    Should I buy one?

    Right Front Three Quarter

    The Sonet feels like an excellent product offering everything that a buyer could ask for in this segment and more. Apart from a multitude of features, you also have a long list of engine and gearbox options to choose from, which means there is a Sonet for everyone. We expect Kia to price the Sonet from 6.7 lakh onwards with the top end model breaching the 12 lakh barrier. And if so, this one seems to be another winner from Kia Motors.

    Where does it fit in?

    Front view

    The Sonet will go up against the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Mahindra XUV 3OO, the Tata Nexon, the upcoming Toyota Urban Cruiser and the Nissan Magnite.

    Pictures by Kaustubh Gandhi and Kia India 

    Also Read - Kia Sonet Diesel Automatic First Drive Review  

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    Sonet Colours

    Kia Sonet 2021 is available/sold in the following colours in India.

    Red,Black
    Red,Black

    Kia Sonet Mileage

    Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage

    Petrol

    (1197 cc)

    Manual18.4 kmpl

    Diesel

    (1493 cc)

    Manual24.1 kmpl

    Petrol

    (998 cc)

    Clutchless Manual18.2 kmpl

    Petrol

    (998 cc)

    Automatic (Dual Clutch)18.3 kmpl

    Diesel

    (1493 cc)

    Automatic (Torque Converter)19 kmpl

    FAQs About Kia Sonet

    Q: What is the on road price of Sonet?

    The on-road price of Sonet in Delhi starts at ‎₹ 7.65 Lakh and goes upto ‎₹ 15.5 Lakh.The on road price is made up of ex-showroom price, RTO registration, road tax and insurance amount.

    Q: Which car is better between Sonet and Venue?

    Sonet price start at ₹ 6.79 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 1197 cc engine. Whereas Venue price start at ₹ 11.66 Lakh ex-showroom and It comes with 998 cc engine. Compare the two models to identify the best car for you.

    Q: What is price of Sonet top model?

    Top model of Sonet is GTX Plus 1.5 AT Dual Tone and the ex-showroom for Sonet GTX Plus 1.5 AT Dual Tone is ₹ 13.20 Lakh.

    Q: What is the mileage of Kia Sonet?

    The Kia Sonet mileage is 18.2 - 24.1 kmpl.

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    Kia Sonet User Reviews

    • Unbeatable Features
      Not so good but sonet is a better choice for those who want bulky features. Kia maintains its brand value. Kia sonet attracts youngsters in india. What a Design Loved it. Pros- more features, nice interior design, front looking feel is good. Cons-...
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    • Money digger
      Quite expensive. It is like gadget on wheels, rear seat thigh support sucks. Good for ventilated seats and futuristic exterior look. Cabin looks small from inside. Better go with Ford Ecosport or Tata Nexon which provide value for money and smile...
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    • Kia is worst.
      Don't buy Kia cars. Shocked that Kia doesn't deserve an international brand. The waiting period is fluctuating. They only do fake promises. Service experience is the worst. If your car met an accident then u will suffer miserably by a service. Only...
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    • Better than venue or breeza
      good performance..good braking system. good looking. better than the venue or breeza...good mileage. tyre size is good exterior or interior mind-blowing. large ground clearance.
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    • Awesome Experience
      Its mileage on the highway is 24kmpl. My experience is very good and it is an amazing car.I found this car to be good looking and very stylish. It has a lot of features. It is a better option.My experience regarding my variant is good. It looks very...
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    Mumbai₹ 7.90 Lakh onwards
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