Kia launched the Sonet on 18 September 2020. The carmaker announced the prices of all of its variants apart from the GTX+ with automatic transmission -- with both petrol and diesel engines. Now, the carmaker has announced the prices of the GTX+ automatic, which is priced at Rs 12.89 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) with both petrol and diesel engines. The automatic transmission, with both the engines, attracts an increment of Rs 90,000 in the sticker price.
In the GTX+ automatic variant, the petrol Sonet comes with a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine that makes 120PS of maximum power and 172Nm of peak torque, mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox. The diesel engine is a 1.5-litre unit that makes 115PS of maximum power and 250Nm of peak torque. It is coupled with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission. Kia offers these powertrains in the Sonet’s HTK+ variant as well.
In terms of features, the automatic variants replicate their manual counterparts except for some additional features like multiple driving modes and traction control. Common features on offer include an electric sunroof, automatic LED headlamps, projector fog lamps, ventilated front seats, digital instrument cluster, auto-dimming IRVM, air purifier, wireless mobile charger, auto AC with rear AC vents, tyre pressure monitoring system and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, connected car tech and voice commands.
Safety features on offer include 6 airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, hill launch assist and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
With the introduction GTX+ automatic variants, the Sonet is now the most expensive sub-4m SUV on sale in the country. That said, it continues to rival the likes of the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300, Honda WR-V and the Tata Nexon.