Kia Sonet is going to be launched in August. It will be based on the Hyundai Venue, going against Vitara Brezza, Nexon, EcoSport and XUV 300.
New reports suggest that Kia will be launching the Sonet sub-compact SUV in India in the month of August. The SUV was showcased in a concept form at the Auto Expo 2020. It will be Kia’s third offering for India, after Seltos and Carnival.
Sonet will enter the highly competitive sub-4-metre compact SUV segment. Here, we have big players like Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300, Ford EcoSport and Maruti Vitara Brezza. All of them are quite popular in India but Vitara is the best selling of all.
Sonet is based on the platform of Hyundai Venue, but will be styled completely different. The engines and gearbox options will remain the same as well. Sonet will get a more muscular stance and will be sportier-looking than Venue.
The 1.2 Litre petrol engine, 1.0 Litre turbo-petrol engine and the new 1.5 Litre diesel engine will be offered. While the diesel engine only comes with a manual gearbox on Venue, Kia might offer the diesel-automatic combination with Sonet.
So, here are 7 features that Kia Sonet will offer more than the Maruti Vitara Brezza
On the top-spec variant, Sonet will offer wireless charging as standard. In this segment, only Venue offers this feature.
This is not a feature exactly, but one of the most important highlights over the Vitara Brezza. Kia Sonet will come packed with a 1.5 Litre diesel engine from the Venue. Brezza, on the other hand, is a petrol-only SUV with a 1.5 Litre four-cylinder petrol engine.
Most of the SUVs in this segment offer electric sunroof but Brezza fails to offer one. Reports suggest that Sonet could possibly get a panoramic sunroof as well.
UVO Connect Internet Car Technology
Brands like Hyundai, Kia and MG have commenced the progress of internet car technology. Sonet will come with the UVO connect technology which enables a lot of remote features. Like you can start your car or your AC through your phone. Also, you can track your car and set a geo-fence, just in case.
Bose Sound System
Sonet will get a premium Bose 8-speaker and 4-tweeter system. This is a very premium feature and even other SUVs in the segment fail to offer one.
Automatic Air Purifier
Air Purifier is not an important feature but something handy in the current period. Like Seltos, the Sonet will also get an air purifier which can be operated from the infotainment system itself.
Sonet will offer front dual airbags as standard with the higher-end variants getting side and curtain airbags as well. This is an important feature which, from the past 1-2 years, is considered while purchasing a new car.