Kia Sonet Expected To Be Feature Packed: Could Get Best-In-Segment 10.25-Inch Infotainment System

Kia Motor India is all set to introduce its third model in the Indian market, the Sonet. The new Kia Sonet is a compact-SUV and will be positioned below the popular Seltos offering in the brand's lineup.

Kia Sonet Features Expected: Compact-SUV Could Receive Segment-Largest 10.25-Inch Infotainment System Along With A Host of Others

The Kia Sonet was first showcased in its concept form at the 2020 Auto Expo, held in February. The South Korean carmaker is now scheduled to introduce the Sonet in the Indian market in the next couple of months.

Kia Sonet Features Expected: Compact-SUV Could Receive Segment-Largest 10.25-Inch Infotainment System Along With A Host of Others

Once launched in India, the Kia Sonet will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV300. Kia will also be hoping to recreate the same if not better success of its Seltos SUV, which received an overwhelming response.

Kia Sonet Features Expected: Compact-SUV Could Receive Segment-Largest 10.25-Inch Infotainment System Along With A Host of Others

To do this, Kia will be offering the Sonet with a host of features, stylish design and a number of engine and transmission options to choose from. While features such as LED headlamps, LED DRLs, LED tail lights, stylish dual-tone alloy wheels, automatic climate control are expected to be offered as standard. Gaadiwaadi reports that the compact-SUV could also feature a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system as well.

Kia Sonet Features Expected: Compact-SUV Could Receive Segment-Largest 10.25-Inch Infotainment System Along With A Host of Others

If introduced, the 10.25-inch touchscreen system will be the largest in the segment. The touchscreen infotainment display could also feature the brand's UVO Connect technology as well, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other premium features expected flat-bottom steering wheel, wireless charging, ambient lighting and sunroof; among others.

Kia Sonet Features Expected: Compact-SUV Could Receive Segment-Largest 10.25-Inch Infotainment System Along With A Host of Others

Apart from the premium features and equipment, the Kia Sonet will also come with a choice of three engine options: two petrol and one diesel. These engines will be borrowed from the Sonet's cousin, the Hyundai Venue and includes the 1.2-litre petrol, 1.0-litre turbo-GDi petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. All three engines could produce the same power and torque as on the Hyundai Venue, while also receiving the same transmission options as well.

Kia Sonet Features Expected: Compact-SUV Could Receive Segment-Largest 10.25-Inch Infotainment System Along With A Host of Others

Thoughts About The Features Expected On The Kia Sonet SUV

The Kia Sonet will be the brand's new entry-level model in the Indian market once launched in India. The Kia Sonet is expected to be priced aggressively, with a starting price to be around Rs 8 lakh, ex-showroom.

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Article Published On: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 19:13 [IST]
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