Our dealership sources have confirmed that the base-spec Kia Sonet HTE Petrol variant will have the highest waiting period of up to 9 weeks.
Kia Sonet is all set to be launched in India today. Ahead of the commencement of sales, we got our hands on the waiting period of every single variant. The overall waiting period for Sonet ranges from 4 weeks to 9 weeks, depending on the variant you choose. The lowest period comes for the top-end trims, mostly with the Plus suffix. The mid-spec and base trims, are facing a far more waiting period.
The highest waiting period comes for the entry-level HTE petrol-manual variant, which is more than 2 months. Further, HTK and HTK Plus variants observe the comparatively lower waiting period of 6 to 7 weeks, approximately 2 months. This waiting period is completely based on the bookings done in the past few weeks. However, our dealership sources also confirm that GTX Plus, HTX Plus and HTK Plus variants are the most popular.
All the GT Line trims have just a month worth of waiting period. In total, the Kia Sonet will come in 17 variants, 14 of them just for the Tech Line. That huge number comes only because of the variety of engines and gearbox options to choose from. Sonet has 3 engines and 5 transmission options to choose from. On offer, you get a 1.2 Litre petrol, a 1.5 Litre diesel and 1.0 Litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engines.
With the petrol engine, you have a 5-speed manual as standard. The diesel engine comes in two state of tunes for the 6-speed manual and the 6-speed torque converter automatic variants. Lastly, the turbo petrol motor gets a 6-speed iMT and a 7-speed DCT. All engines are borrowed from Hyundai Venue and the Diesel-Auto combination directly comes from the elder sibling Seltos.
Features onboard include LED headlamps, ventilated seats, cruise control, electric sunroof, 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system with UVO connect internet car technology, smart auto air purifier with virus protection, semi-digital instrument cluster and much more. For safety side, you get six airbags, ABS with EBD, traction control modes, drive modes, front and rear parking sensors with a rear parking camera.