The road presence of the upcoming Kia Sonet facelift and Mahindra XUV300 has been compared in this latest social media post. Sonet finds itself in the final stages of testing. Sonet is one of the country’s top-performing compact SUVs. This is down to its tech, connectivity and impressive comfort and convenience features. As the competition in the compact SUV segment of our market intensifies, Kia aims to freshen up its contender. Here are the latest details.
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Kia Sonet Facelift with Mahindra XUV300
This latest post comes from motorbeam on Instagram. It captures the upcoming facelift model on the road. Interestingly, it is not wearing the camouflage wrap completely. The driver parks it right next to a Mahindra XUV300. Note that these two are direct rivals in this category of vehicles. The overall silhouette of the Sonet resembles that of the existing model. That is true with most facelift versions. But there are enough exterior and interior changes to distinguish it from the current model. This includes new front styling, bumpers and grille section. The interior will have even more features with a slight tweak to the layout.
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Regarding the specifications, it’s expected that there won’t be many changes. So, the new Sonet is likely to retain the same engines, which include a 1.2-litre NA petrol, a 1.0-litre turbo petrol, and a 1.5-litre diesel, with power and torque outputs of 83 PS / 115 Nm, 120 PS / 172 Nm, and 115 PS / 250 Nm, respectively. Transmission options will encompass a variety of choices, such as 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, iMT, AT, and 7-speed DCT automatic, ensuring that the preferences of all buyers are catered to. The pricing details will remain under wraps until the official launch.
|Specs||Kia Sonet (current model)|
|Engine||1.2L (P), 1.0L (Turbo P) & 1.5L (D)|
|Power||83 PS / 120 PS / 115 PS|
|Torque||115 Nm / 172 Nm / 250 Nm|
|Transmission||5MT, 6MT, iMT, AT, 7-DCT|
What We Think
This compact SUV segment of our country is quite crowded already. Still, the Sonet is among the most prominent models in this space. It is definitely among the most feature-rich offerings. On the other hand, the Mahindra XUV300 will also get a facelift soon. As a result, the rivalry between these two will be quite interesting. We shall have to wait a bit longer to witness the exact changes to the exterior and interior of both these vehicles. The prices will also be announced at the launch.
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