Kia Sonet Arrives At Dealerships Ahead Of India Launch: Will Rival The Tata Nexon

The Kia Sonet is expected to launch soon in the Indian market. Kia Motors has already started accepting pre-bookings for the compact-SUV for a token amount of Rs 25,000. Ahead of the launch, the Sonet has started to arrive at dealerships across the country.

Kia Sonet Arrives At Dealerships Ahead Of India Launch: Specs, Features & Other Details

Latest images from TeamBHP reveals a GT-Line spec of the Sonet SUV spotted at a dealer yard. It also features the most powerful engine and transmission combination offered in the SUV's line-up, which is the 1.0-litre T-GDI engine along with seven-speed DCT transmission.

Kia Sonet Arrives At Dealerships Ahead Of India Launch: Specs, Features & Other Details

The Kia Sonet has registered 6,523 units on the first day of its pre-launch bookings getting commenced in the country. It has already achieved a new milestone for the brand even before its launch in the market.

Kia Sonet Arrives At Dealerships Ahead Of India Launch: Specs, Features & Other Details

The Sonet will be the brand's third product in the country and will be made in India for other international markets as well. The Kia Sonet brochure has been leaked ahead of its launch in the Indian market — here are more details.

Kia Sonet Arrives At Dealerships Ahead Of India Launch: Specs, Features & Other Details

According to the latest report, the company will be offering the Sonet with two petrol and two diesel engine options. The petrol engines vary in displacement, with the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated unit and 1.0-litre turbo-charged petrol unit.

Kia Sonet Arrives At Dealerships Ahead Of India Launch: Specs, Features & Other Details

The 1.2-litre unit produces 84bhp and 115Nm of torque and comes mated to a standard five-speed manual. While the top-spec 1.0-litre unit produces 119bhp and 172Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to either a seven-speed DCT or a six-speed (iMT) intelligent Manual Transmission, as seen on the Hyundai Venue.

Kia Sonet Arrives At Dealerships Ahead Of India Launch: Specs, Features & Other Details

However, the diesel unit's will remain identical in terms of cubic capacity but will feature different turbo technology for varying power output. The 1.5-litre diesel engines will feature a (WGT) Waste-Gate Turbo and a (VGT) Variable Geometry Turbo. The 1.5-litre WGT produces 99bhp and 240Nm of torque, while the superior VGT engine produces 114bhp and a peak torque of 250Nm.

Kia Sonet Arrives At Dealerships Ahead Of India Launch: Specs, Features & Other Details

The diesel with WGT engine will be offered with a standard six-speed manual transmission, while the top-spec VGT equipped unit will come mated to a six-speed torque converter automatic.

Kia Sonet Arrives At Dealerships Ahead Of India Launch: Specs, Features & Other Details

The Sonet's dimensions read as 3995mm in length, 1790mm in width, 1647mm in height and feature a wheelbase of 2500mm. It sits 211mm above the ground, giving it good ground clearance along with 392 litres of boot space.

Kia Sonet Arrives At Dealerships Ahead Of India Launch: Specs, Features & Other Details

The company has packed the Sonet with many segment-first features including a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, world's first virus protection smart air purifier, Bose premium audio system, and front parking sensors; among others.

Kia Sonet Arrives At Dealerships Ahead Of India Launch: Specs, Features & Other Details

Thoughts About The Kia Sonet Arrives At Dealerships Ahead Of India Launch

With the Sonet arriving at dealerships ahead of launch, Kia Motors could start delivering the compact-SUV to customers right after its launch in the market. The Sonet has been registered record pre-launch booking numbers already.

Once launched, the Kia Sonet will rival the Tata Nexon, the Hyundai Venue, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Mahindra XUV300 and the upcoming Toyota Urban Cruiser in the Indian market.

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Article Published On: Thursday, August 27, 2020, 13:36 [IST]
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