The Kia Sonet was first launched in the market here in 2020 and has been a relatively successful model from the Korean brand even if its elder sibling in Seltos fetches more traction. The competition in the sub-compact segment remains as fierce as ever and as such, pricing also plays a huge role in determining the success of each player here. But where Sonet battles its best against its rivals is in the sheer number of trims, variants, engine, transmission and body colour choices it offers. It now also comes with ADAS, a major safety feature that its direct rivals lack. “We are adding a substantial value-for-money proposition at the back of low maintenance and a top-tier safety proposition with the most advanced ADAS technology,” said Myung-sik Sohn, Chief Sales and Business Strategy Officer, Kia India. “We have observed that the Sonet is often the first choice for many buyers, and therefore, we made a conscious decision to keep the price competitive to make the Sonet more accessible to them.”
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2024 Kia Sonet variants
The latest Kia Sonet comes in 19 variants across three broad trim lines. The trim lines are Tech Line, GT Line and X-Line.
2024 Kia Sonet engine and transmission choices
The updated Kia Sonet continues to come with three engine choices and a plethora of engine options. This includes a 1.2-litre petrol motor that is paired to a five-speed manual gearbox. It produces 81 bhp and offers 115 Nm of torque. Then there is the punchy 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor that comes paired with either an iMT (semi automatic) or DCT gearbox. It offers 118 bhp and around 170 Nm of torque. Unlike many of its rivals, Sonet also comes with a 1.5-litre CRDi diesel unit that is now with three transmission choices – six-speed manual, six-speed iMT and six-speed AT. It offers 114 bhp and 250 Nm of torque.
2024 Kia Sonet prices
The updated Sonet carries an introductory price tag across its variants and these prices are subject to change.
|2024 Kia Sonet introductory pricing (INR ex-showroom)
|1.5L CRDi VGT
Bookings for the new Sonet can be made for a token amount of ₹25,000.
First Published Date: 12 Jan 2024, 09:57 AM IST