The Kia Sonet SUV debuted in India on August 7, 2020. Since then, orders have been opened through the dealer and the company’s website online with an advance of Rs. 25,000 or the equivalent of USD. 336.28. Local media such as Rushlane and Carandbike reported that Kia Sonet orders in India were very high. On the first day of launch, total orders for Kia Sonet reached 6,523 units.
The Kia Sonet is an SUV with a modern platform manufactured at the Kia Motors India factory in Anantapur, Madhya Pradesh. This model has 5 seats with a length of 3,995 mm, a width of 1,790 mm, and a height of 1,647 mm and a wheelbase of 2,500 mm. This tiny SUV has 211 mm of ground clearance and a 45-liter petrol tank.
Although the Sonet fills the Low SUV segment, it is equipped with a variety of advanced features and technology that are generally found in premium cars. For example, a jumbo touch screen, 10.25 inches, connectivity that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bose premium 7-speaker system, Smart Pure Air Purifier which is equipped with virus protection, and so on.
The Kia Sonet is equipped with the same engine and transmission as the Hyundai Venue. Namely the 1.2-liter petrol engine and 1.0-liter turbo (T-GDI) gasoline, and 1.5-liter diesel. The 1.2-liter petrol engine will be equipped with a 5-speed manual transmission, while the 1.5-liter diesel engine will be equipped with the 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
While the 1.0-liter turbo engine is equipped with a 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT) automatic transmission and a 6-speed intelligent manual transmission (iMT).