Kia Sonet World Premiere To Be Held In India Next Month: Here Are All The Details

Kia Motors will finally be unveiling one of their most-awaited models, the Sonet globally very soon. The World Premiere of the Kia Sonet compact-SUV will take place on the 7th of August, 2020.

Kia Sonet World Premiere To Be In India On 7th August: Expected Launch Date, Price, Specs & Other Details Revealed

The Kia Sonet world premiere will take place in India, similar to its larger sibling, the Seltos. Once unveiled globally, the sub-4-metre compact-SUV offering will go on sale in the Indian market either by the end of the same month or the starting of September. The world premiere will, however, follow the trend and be unveiled via a live virtual conference.

Kia Sonet World Premiere To Be In India On 7th August: Expected Launch Date, Price, Specs & Other Details Revealed

Once introduced in India, the Kia Sonet will be the third model from the South Korean carmaker in the country. It follows the Seltos and Carnival, both of which have been received extremely well in the Indian market. The Sonet will be positioned as the brand's latest entry-level offering, placed below the Seltos in Kia Motors' India lineup.

Kia Sonet World Premiere To Be In India On 7th August: Expected Launch Date, Price, Specs & Other Details Revealed

The Sonet will also be positioned in the highly-competitive compact-SUV segment in the Indian market. Once introduced, it will rival the likes of the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Ford EcoSport, Tata Nexon and the Mahindra XUV300. The Sonet will be manufactured at the company's facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, alongside the Seltos and Carnival.

Kia Sonet World Premiere To Be In India On 7th August: Expected Launch Date, Price, Specs & Other Details Revealed

The concept of the Kia Sonet was first showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo. The unveiling at the Expo earlier this year, created a huge hype for the compact-SUV. Kia Motors is expected to carry forward most of the design elements onto the production-spec version as well, similar to what they did with the SP2 concept (Seltos).

Kia Sonet World Premiere To Be In India On 7th August: Expected Launch Date, Price, Specs & Other Details Revealed

The compact-SUV will also come with a host of features and equipment, giving it an extremely sporty and premium appeal in the segment. This includes the brand's UVO connect technology, wireless charging, large infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ventilated seats, push-button start/stop and many more.

Kia Sonet World Premiere To Be In India On 7th August: Expected Launch Date, Price, Specs & Other Details Revealed

Powertrain is set to be borrowed from its cousin, the Hyundai Venue. This includes the same set of petrol and diesel engines, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, 1.2-litre NA petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel units. The engines will also come with multiple gearbox options, including a standard six-speed manual, seven-speed DCT and the latest IMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission); recently introduced on the Hyundai Venue.

Kia Sonet World Premiere To Be In India On 7th August: Expected Launch Date, Price, Specs & Other Details Revealed

Thoughts On The Kia Sonet World Premiere Taking Place In India

The global unveiling of the much-awaited Kia Sonet is finally here. Following the success of the Seltos and the Carnival, the Sonet has quickly become one of the most-anticipated compact-SUVs in the country, ever since its concept was unveiled at the Auto Expo. Kia Motors will be hoping to receive the same success with the Sonet as the Seltos, if not more.

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Article Published On: Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 20:28 [IST]
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