Kia Motors India has unveiled the Kia Sonet compact at the 2020 Auto Expo. Kia sonet rivel with Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport, Mahindra XUV300, and Honda WR-V. The production of the vehicle will be at Anantapur facility in Andhra Pradesh and prices are expected to be around ₹ 7 lakh (ex-showroom). The model is expected to arrive around October this year and will be the brand’s new entry-level offering in India.
ENGINE AND SPECIFICATIONS
The 1.2-liter petrol engine kicks out 83 PS and 114 Nm while the oil-burner is good enough to develop 90 PS and 220 Nm. The smaller turbocharged petrol, on the other hand, makes 120 PS and 172 Nm in the Venue. It will be sold with both manual and automatic transmissions.
Kia Sonet compact Suv will feature a large touchscreen infotainment system with Kia’s UVO Connect besides a host of driver-assistive and safety features
In addition to this, the sharper accents at the front bonnet followed by the fog lamp inserts colored in matte silver as well as the sleeker headlight design mated to LED DRLs further complements its overall look. The brand has equipped the Kia Sonet Compact SUV with larger air vents at the front while the overall aggressive stance makes it stand apart from the rest of the Korean brand’s portfolio.