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

    by Jagdev Kalsi on Wednesday, Sep 02 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.

     

    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 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.

     

    Twitter handle : @jagdevkalsi

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