Kia has revealed its upcoming sub-4m SUV, Sonet, which is expected to launch in September 2020. The carmaker is yet to reveal the specifications of the car, but it has revealed its two trims -- HT Line and GT Line.
As of now, Kia has listed 7 monotone exterior colour options for the Sonet. These include white, silver, grey, red, black, blue and golden. So, orange colour is not officially listed on Kia’s site, but an orange-coloured Sonet has been spied without any camouflage, suggesting that this colour might be added to the Sonet palette ahead of its launch.
Apart from confirming the availability of two trim lines, the carmaker has also confirmed that the Sonet will get three engine options -- a 1.2-litre normal petrol engine, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 1.5-litre diesel engine. The normal petrol engine will be available with a manual transmission and the turbo-petrol engine will be available with a manual, an auto-clutch manual (iMT) and a dual-clutch automatic transmission. Kia has also revealed that the diesel engine will be available with both manual and an automatic transmissions.
The Sonet’s GT Line trim, in the (expected) top GTX+ variant, will get features like side and curtain airbags, front parking sensors, ventilated front seats, 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with 7-speaker Bose sound system, LED headlamps, projector fog lamps, LED DRLs, LED tail lights, rear parking camera, sunroof, auto AC and height adjustable driver seat.
The Sonet will compete in the sub-4m SUV space in which it will rival the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Honda WR-V, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 and Ford EcoSport. Apart from Kia, Toyota will also enter this segment soon, with the Brezza-based Urban Cruiser SUV. We expect the Sonet’s prices to start from under Rs 7 lakh and go up to Rs 12 lakh.