Kia Sonet – bookings surpass 6,500 units in 1 day

Kia revealed on the very first day it had earned 6,523 reservations for the Kia Sonet sub-4 m crossover. On August 20, 2020, the company had started accepting bookings at its dealerships across India and on the website of Kia Motors India.

While the booking sum was set at Rs. 25,000, the vehicle’s price will be disclosed next-month. The Kia Sonet will be manufactured at the Anantapur factory in Kia, Andhra Pradesh. Sonet’s models will be classified into two trim levels – Tech Line and GT Line.

Design-wise, the Kia Sonet looks-like a baby Seltos with a distinctive identity.

Kia used two gasoline engines to drive the Sonet – a 1.2-liter 4-cylinder Smartstream engine and a 1.0 T-GDi turbocharged, direct injection unit and a 1.5-liter CRDi diesel engine. Offered transmissions include 5-speed and 6-speed manuals, a seven-speed DCT, a 6-speed automatic and an intelligent manual transmission (iMT) with 6-speed clutchless.

The Kia Sonet is fitted with features such as a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen head unit with navigation, live traffic notifications and over-the-air map alerts, a virus-protected air purifier, a Bose seven-speaker sound system with subwoofer, ventilated front seats, LED mood lighting, remote motor start for automatic and manual transmission through UVO Connect and smart key, multi-drive and and traction modes for select automatic variants, wireless smartphone charger with cooling function and UVO Connect suite of technologies, with a range of 57 features including voice assist.

Six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, hill-start assist control, vehicle stability monitoring, brake assist and more provide safety features.


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