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    Kia Sonet QYI Showcased At Auto Expo 2020

    by Mahesh Yadav on Wednesday, Feb 05 2020

    Kia has showcased its Sonet / QYI subcompact SUV concept at the Auto Expo 2020.

     

    Kia Sonet/QYI

    Kia has only shown the exteriors of the Sonet as it's still a work-in-progress. The Sonet is expected to go on sale (launch) in August 2020, in time for the festivities. The Sonet / QYI is expected to come with a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine, which makes 120PS of power at 6000rpm and 172Nm of torque between 1500 and 4000rpm. In the Venue, this engine is available with a 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. Expect similar transmission options to be available with the Kia Sonet.

    The biggest ground-breaking features worth noting is the availability of iMT (intelligent manual transmission). This is a clutch-less manual transmission, where you change the gear as you want without having to worry about the clutch. This should offer a cost-effective middle-ground between the manual and AMT automatic transmissions to help us deal with the traffic problem. Expect this technology to cost about Rs. 20-25,000 more than a comparable full-manual transmission.

    Kia Sonet/QYI

    Here are the expected engine specs of Kia Sonet / QYI:

    2020 Kia Sonet / QYI Expected Petrol Engine Specs

    Fuel Type

    Petrol

    Displacement

    1.0-litre turbo

    Power

    120PS @ 6000rpm

    Torque

    172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

    Manual Transmission

    6-speed Clutch-less 

    manual transmission (iMT)

    Automatic Transmission

    7-speed dual-clutch

    Claimed Fuel Efficiency

    NA

     

    The 2020 Kia Sonet / QYI’s top variant comes with the following features:

    • Intelligent manual transmission - iMT - clutchless manual transmission
    • Bose music system (confirmed)
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system (confirmed)
    • Over the air software updates (confirmed)
    • Electric sunroof
    • Cruise control
    • Automatic AC
    • Front and rear armrest
    • Rear AC vents
    • LED headlamps

    The Sonet / QYI competes with subcompact SUV like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300.

    Kia Sonet QYI

    The Kia Sonet / QYI is expected to go on sale August 2020 in India.

    Kia Sonet QYI


    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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