Kia Sonet Subcompact SUV Launched In India; Cheaper Than Venue, Vitara Brezza
Finally, the Kia Sonet has been launched in India. Prices for the Sonet subcompact SUV start at ₹ 6.71 lakh and go up to ₹ 11.99 lakh, all prices are ex-showroom India and are introductory as well. It is the third model launch from Kia Motors India after the Seltos and the Carnival. The two key USPs of the Sonet are its long list of features and sharp styling, setting it apart from its competition. India is the first country to get the Kia Sonet and it will be exported to over 70 countries from here. The company says that the Sonet has been tested for over 1 lakh kilometres in India. The complete variant-wise prices for the Kia Sonet are given below.
The new Kia Sonet gets two primary trims which are the Tech-Line and GT-Line. The former features five variants - HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, and HTX+, while the GT-Line trim will only have one top-end variant - GTX+. In addition, the Sonet gets three engine options, which are a 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.0-litre turbo GDi and all engine options get manual and automatic gearbox options. So yes, there are a lot of variants to choose from and it may create problems for a potential buyer.
Kia Sonet Anniversary Edition launched at Rs 10.79 lakh
Kia has launched the limited-run Sonet Anniversary Edition in India to mark the compact SUV completing one year on sale. Based on the mid-spec HTX trim, prices for the Sonet Anniversary Edition start from Rs 10.79 lakh and go up to Rs 11.89 lakh (ex-showroom) – about Rs 40,000 more. The special edition Sonet is available with both the turbo-petrol and diesel engines and manual (iMT for the petrol) and automatic gearbox options.
Sonet Anniversary Edition will be sold only for a limited period
Based on the mid-spec HTX trim
Priced about Rs 40,000 more than the Sonet HTX
Available with 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines