Kia Sonet Spotted Testing In Production Ready Guise Ahead Of Launch: Spy Pics & Details

The Kia Sonet compact-SUV has been spotted testing in production-ready guise ahead of its launch in India. The company is expected to launch the compact-SUV sometime during the festive season this year in the country.

Spy Pics: Kia Sonet Spotted Testing In Production Ready Guise Ahead Of Launch

A video posted on DCV BIKES reveals a test mule in production-ready guise testing in Haryana, India. The test-mule reveals Kia's strategy of concealing the rear profile, which has noticed before as well. Other features revealed include a sharp-looking side profile with raked window-line, dual-tone alloy wheels, and roof rails.

The Kia Sonet will be the company's third model that will be launching in the Indian market after the Seltos mid-size SUV and the Carnival premium MPV. The upcoming compact-SUV was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo in its concept form, ahead of its launch giving a taste of what we can expect. In addition to this, the Sonet has been spotted testing several times revealing a few other details that are expected on the final production model.

Spy Pics: Kia Sonet Spotted Testing In Production Ready Guise Ahead Of Launch

The Kia Sonet will be the company's third model that will be launching in the Indian market after the Seltos mid-size SUV and the Carnival premium MPV. The upcoming compact-SUV was showcased at the 2020 Auto Expo in its concept form, ahead of its launch giving a taste of what we can expect. In addition to this, the Sonet has been spotted testing several times revealing a few other details that are expected on the final production model.

Spy Pics: Kia Sonet Spotted Testing In Production Ready Guise Ahead Of Launch

Speaking about the design of the Sonet will feature Kia's signature elements such as the tiger-nose grille giving it a bold and aggressive stance. Other features include chunky body cladding, scuff plates, an LED light bar running across the boot lid and roof rails; among others. The Sonet is expected to look aggressive with an imposing design to stand apart from its rivals.

Spy Pics: Kia Sonet Spotted Testing In Production Ready Guise Ahead Of Launch

Moving to the interiors, the Kia Sonet is expected to come packed with features, much like other models in the brand's line-up. It is expected to come with more equipment than the Hyundai Venue, which will be the primary rival for Sonet in India.

Spy Pics: Kia Sonet Spotted Testing In Production Ready Guise Ahead Of Launch

Some of the interior features that are expected on the Sonet include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and the brand's UVO connected features, multiple drive modes, and a premium Bose sound system. It is also expected to feature a sunroof, a multifunction steering wheel, a blind spot monitoring system, and other standard safety features such as multiple airbags, ABS and more.

Spy Pics: Kia Sonet Spotted Testing In Production Ready Guise Ahead Of Launch

Kia is expected to offer the Sonet with a host of powertrain options that is currently featured on the Hyundai Venue. This includes a 1.2-litre petrol engine, a 1.5 diesel oil burner, and a 1.0 turbo-petrol motor.

Spy Pics: Kia Sonet Spotted Testing In Production Ready Guise Ahead Of Launch

The transmission options include both manual and automatic gearboxes offered on the 1.2-litre petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engine, with the 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine is expected to be offered with a seven-speed DCT. The Sonet is expected to be offered with an optional diesel-automatic, which is not available on the Hyundai Venue.

Spy Pics: Kia Sonet Spotted Testing In Production Ready Guise Ahead Of Launch

Once launched the Kia Sonet will rival the Hyundai Venue, the Tata Nexon, the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Mahindra XUV300, the Ford EcoSport and the upcoming compact-SUVs from Renault and Nissan, respectively. The Sonet is expected to be priced between the Rs 7 lakh and the Rs 12 lakh mark (ex-showroom).

Spy Pics: Kia Sonet Spotted Testing In Production Ready Guise Ahead Of Launch

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Kia Motors plans to carry the momentum gained from the success of the Seltos and the Carnival in the Indian market. The company also aims to launch the Sonet during the festive season, which is an excellent time for auto manufacturers to introduce their cars to the Indian market. The Kia Sonet is expected to come with all bells and whistles.

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Article Published On: Saturday, June 13, 2020, 12:25 [IST]
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