October 21, 2020

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    Kia Sonet

    Kia Motors is all set to unveil the Sonet subcompact SUV on August 7. After teasing the sub-compact SUV in a rendered image some days ago, the Sonet has been listed on the automaker’s official website. Kia has also started registering customer interest.

    The Sonet will be underpinned by a similar platform as observed on the Hyundai Venue sub-compact SUV. In terms of exteriors, it seems to be largely inspired by the original Sonet concept It will feature Kia’s signature Tiger nose grille at the front. The bold main grille will be complemented by exterior options such as sharp looking headlamps with LED DRLs, dark-colored roof with silver roof rails, alloy wheels, muscular bumpers, LED tail lights with LED stop light strip on the tailgate, a large silver faux skid plate among other features.

    Inside the vehicle, the Kia Sonet is expected to get a premium treatment sporting a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, UVO Connected Tech, auto climate control, push-button start-stop, electric sunroof, rear AC vents, wireless charger, and others.

    Kia informed that the Sonet sub-compact SUV will come with the excellent build quality, class-leading features, connectivity innovations, choice of powertrains, comprehensive safety equipment, and more.

    When it comes to mechanicals, it is expected to get a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol having dual-clutch automatic transmission and a 1.2-litre petrol engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. Furthermore, a 1.5-litre diesel engine with a 6-speed manual transmission may also be part of the list. It will also get Hyundai Venue’s new iMT semi-automatic transmission.

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