Kia Sonet To Launch On 18 September; Expected To Be Priced From Under Rs 7 Lakh

Kia Sonet To Launch On 18 September; Expected To Be Priced From Under Rs 7 Lakh

Kia is set to launch the Sonet in India on 18 September 2020. Bookings for the Sonet are already open. Sonet is a B2-segment SUV (sub-4m SUV) and it will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options. It is based on the Hyundai Venue, so both these cars will have exactly the same wheelbase, but Sonet will be wider and taller than the Venue.

 

Kia Sonet 2020

Kia is set to launch the Sonet in India on 18 September 2020. Bookings for the Sonet are already open. Sonet is a B2-segment SUV (sub-4m SUV) and it will be available with both petrol and diesel engine options. It is based on the Hyundai Venue, so both these cars will have exactly the same wheelbase, but Sonet will be wider and taller than the Venue.

SONET vs RIVALS DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Sonet

Venue

WR-V

Brezza

Nexon

EcoSport

XUV300

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3999mm

3995mm

3993mm

3998mm

3995mm

Width

1790mm

1770mm

1734mm

1790mm

1811mm

1765mm

1821mm

Height

1647mm

1605mm

1601mm

1640mm

1606mm

1647mm

1627mm

Wheelbase

2500mm

2500mm

2555mm

2500mm

2498mm

2519mm

2600mm

Boot Space

392-lt

350-lt

363-lt

328-lt

350-lt

352-lt

257-lt

Ground Clearance

205mm

190mm

188mm

200mm

209mm

200mm

180mm

Fuel Tank

45-lt

45-lt

40-lt

48-lt

44-lt

52-lt

42-lt

Tyre Size (Base)

195/65 R15

195/65 R15

195/60 R16

205/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/65 R15

205/65 R16

Tyre Size (Top)

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

215/55 R17


The Sonet will also share the petrol engine options with the Venue. So both the 1.2-litre normal petrol engine and the 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine will be on offer. Both will be available in the same state of tune as the Venue, however, the 1.0-litre engine will not be available with a conventional manual transmission and will be on offer with the auto-clutch manual transmission (iMT) and 7DCT (dual clutch automatic transmission).

Also Read - 2020 Kia Sonet Diesel Variants Explained - Which One to Buy?

SONET vs RIVALS

PETROL ENGINE SPECS

 

Sonet

Venue

WR-V

Brezza

Nexon

EcoSport

XUV300

Displacement

1.2L

1.0L

1.2L

1.0L

1.2L

1.5L

1.2L

1.5L

1.2L

Cylinder

4

3

4

3

4

4

3

3

3

Cubic Capacity

1197cc

998cc

1197cc

998cc

1199cc

1462cc

1199cc

1496cc

1197cc

Maximum Power

83PS @ 6300rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

120PS @ 5500rpm

122PS @ 6500rpm

110.1PS @ 5000rpm

Power:Weight

NA

NA

76.78PS/t

103.99PS/t

81.37PS/t

92.92PS/t

96.77PS/t

97.91PS/t

81.43PS/t

Peak Torque

115Nm @ 4200rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

114Nm @ 4000rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

110Nm @ 4800rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

170Nm @ 1750-4000rpm

149Nm @ 4500rpm

200Nm @ 2000-3500rpm

Torque:Weight

NA

NA

105.46Nm/t

149.05Nm/t

99.46Nm/t

122.12Nm/t

137.1Nm/t

119.58Nm/t

147.93Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

5MT

6ACMT

5MT

6MT/6ACMT

5MT

5MT

6MT

5MT

6MT

Manual

Claimed FE

18.4kmpl

18.2kmpl

17.27kmpl

18.07kmpl

16.5kmpl

17.03kmpl

17.57kmpl

15.9kmpl

16.82kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

--

7DCT

--

7DCT

--

4AT

6AMT

6AT

--

Automatic

Claimed FE

--

18.3kmpl

--

17.99kmpl

--

18.76kmpl

16.35kmpl

14.7kmpl

--


Sonet will also get the Venue’s diesel engine with manual transmission in the same state of tune, however, Kia will offer a 115PS version of this engine as well with a 6-speed torque converter automatic transmission -- the same combination that is on offer on the larger Kia Seltos SUV as well.

SONET vs RIVALS

DIESEL ENGINE SPECS

 

Sonet

Venue

XUV300

Nexon

WR-V

EcoSport

Displacement

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

1.5L

1.5

1.5L

Cylinder

4

4

4

4

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1493cc

1493cc

1497cc

1497cc

1498cc

1498cc

Maximum Power

100PS @ 4000rpm

115PS @ 4000rpm

100PS @ 4000rpm

117PS @ 3750rpm

110PS @ 4000rpm

100PS @ 3600rpm

100PS @ 3750rpm

Power:Weight

NA

NA

84.96PS/t

82.45PS/t

83.65PS/t

89.14PS/t

76.80PS/t

Peak Torque

240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

240Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

300Nm @ 1500 - 2500rpm

250Nm @ 1500 - 2750rpm

200Nm @ 1750rpm

215Nm @ 1750 - 2500rpm

Torque:Weight

NA

NA

203.91Nm/t

211.42Nm/t

197.72Nm/t

162.07202.59Nm/t

165.13Nm/t

Manual

Transmission

6-speed

--

6-speed

6-speed

6-speed

6-speed

5-speed

Manual FE

24.1kmpl

--

23.29kmpl

20.1kmpl

22.44kmpl

23.7kmpl

21.7kmpl

Automatic

Transmission

--

6AT

-

6-speed AMT

6-speed AMT

-

-

Automatic FE

--

19kmpl

-

19.7kmpl

22.44kmpl

-

-


Sonet will be available in a total of 6 variant levels -- HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+. The 1.2-litre petrol engine will be on offer in the lower three variants while the turbo-petrol engine with ACMT will be on offer on the top four variants.

The option of automatic transmission, with both turbo-petrol and diesel engine, will be on the HTK+ and GTX+ variants only. The diesel engine, with manual transmission, will be available on all the variants. Here’s the variant-wise powertrain break-up of the Sonet.

Also Read - 2020 Kia Sonet Petrol Variants Explained - Which One to Buy?

KIA SONET | VARIANT & POWERTRAIN MIX

 

1.2P MT

1.0TP ACMT

1.0TP DCT

1.5D MT

1.5D AT

HTE

?

?

?

?

?

HTK

?

?

?

?

?

HTK+

?

?

?

?

?

HTX

?

?

?

?

?

HTX+

?

?

?

?

?

GTX+

?

?

?

?

?


We expect Sonet’s prices to start from Rs 6.9 lakh and go up to Rs 12.9 lakh. Here’s a list of expected prices for both the petrol and diesel engines.

KIA SONET PETROL | EXPECTED PRICES

Variant

1.2MT

1.0ACMT

1.0DCT

HTE

Rs 6.90 lakh

   

HTK

Rs 7.30 lakh

   

HTK+

Rs 8.20 lakh

Rs 9.30 lakh

Rs 9.90 lakh

HTX

 

Rs 9.90 lakh

 

HTX+

 

Rs 10.50 lakh

 

GTX+

 

Rs 11.30 lakh

Rs 11.90 lakh

 Below is the list of expected prices for the diesel engine:

KIA SONET DIESEL | EXPECTED PRICES

Variant

1.5MT

1.5AT

HTE

Rs 8.50 lakh

 

HTK

Rs 8.90 lakh

 

HTK+

Rs 9.90 lakh

Rs 10.90 lakh

HTX

Rs 10.50 lakh

 

HTX+

Rs 11.10 lakh

 

GTX+

Rs 11.90 lakh

Rs 12.90 lakh


Sonet will compete against other B2-segment SUVs like Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Honda WR-V, Ford EcoSport and Toyota Urban Cruiser.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jagdev Kalsi

Jagdev heads content for V3Cars. Apart from driving cars, he likes to keep an eye on the industry trends. He thinks he knows why Maruti Suzuki sells the most number of cars in India.

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