KIA Sonet officially presented

KIA Sonet officially presented


The company KIA presented the global crossover Sonet, which will be assembled at the Indian factory brand. A special feature was the wide range of modifications and a rich set of hardware. KIA Sonet is positioned below Seltos, so that the cost will be cheaper.

Size Sonet platform close to the Hyundai Venue: the length of the crossover will not exceed four meters, and the wheelbase is 2.5 meters. With the same model Sonet shared motor line: it includes petrol atmospheric engine capacity of 1.2 liter capacity of 83 horsepower, 120-horsepower liter “turbotron” and diesel volume of 1.5, which gives 100 strength.

The advantage of the model over its competitors – a huge selection of combinations of motor+box. For Sonet available in 5 – and 6-speed manual transmission, intelligent “mechanics” iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) with e-clutch, 7-speed “robot” and dedicated six “automatic”, and the latter is combined with a diesel engine, which is unusual for a segment of compact crossovers.

Another innovation for relatively inexpensive models – an impressive equipment list that is unavailable to competitors, even for a fee. In total there are 30 unique to the segment options, including ventilation front seats, antiviral, split-level air filtration with UV lamp, multimedia with a screen diagonal of 10.25 inches and a digital instrument panel of the same size. In addition, Sonet can be ordered with a voice assistant, wireless charging for smartphone, as well as atmospheric lighting, which is paired with the Premium Bose sound system.


Security is achieved by six airbags, front and rear Parking sensors and brake assist.

For the crossover design will offer two versions, which differ in the design of the exterior and interior, Tech, and GT-Line. They can be distinguished by the body kit and the grille. There are seven exterior colors and three two-tone option with contrasting roof.

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The KIA emphasize that Sonet is the second Seltos model, “developed in India for the world.” Already confirmed that the crossover will be available in Europe. According to preliminary data, in the Indian market the prices will vary from 800 thousand to 1.3 million rupees (10 to 17 700 $ 300), that is, the novelty will cost less than Seltos.

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