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    Kia Sonet GTX+ Automatic Price To Be Announced By September End

    by Saransh Goyal on Monday, Sep 21 2020

    Kia launched the Sonet on 18 September 2020. The carmaker announced the prices of all its variants, but the top-spec GTX+ with the automatic transmission. Kia is now expected to announce the price of the Sonet GTX+ automatic variant by September end. The carmaker did a similar thing with the Seltos when it went on sale in August 2019.


    Kia Sonet

    Kia offers the Sonet in six variants: HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+. It can be had with three engine options to choose from including a 1.2-litre petrol (83PS/115Nm), a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine (120PS/172Nm) and a 1.5-litre diesel engine (100PS/240Nm). However, the GTX+ variant is available with the 1.0-litre turbo petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engine only. Currently, the 1.0-litre engine is offered with a 6-speed iMT (clutchless manual transmission), the diesel engine gets a 6-speed manual transmission in the GTX+ variant.

    In the GTX+ automatic variant, Kia will offer a 7-speed DCT with the petrol engine. The diesel engine, on the other hand, will be offered with a 6-speed torque converter typre automatic transmission. The same engine-transmission combinations are available in the HTK+ variant as well.

    The GTX+ automatic variants will also get some additional features over the manual variants in the form of multiple driving modes and multiple traction modes. Both the features are transmission-specific and are already available on the HTK+ automatic variants as well. 

    Currently, prices of the Sonet range from Rs 6.71 lakh to Rs 11.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) with both petrol and diesel versions of the GTX+ manual variant being priced at Rs 11.99 lakh. So, we expect the prices of GTX+ automatic variants of both petrol and diesel engine to be priced at Rs 12.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The Sonet rivals the likes of the Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and the Toyota Urban Cruiser.


    He is an automobile engineer who likes to write. A born Tifosi, he follows Formula 1 and likes to keep up with upcoming technologies in the world of cars. 

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