2021 Kia Sonet Launched At INR 6.79 Lakhs; Gets Revised Variants

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Just like Seltos, even Kia Sonet has received massive feature updates. The similarities do not end here. In fact, just like its elder sibling, Kia manages to sell a decent number of Sonet every month in India. Recently, the Korean brand has crossed the 2,50,000 unit sales mark.

And according to the data, the carmaker has sold over 70,000 units of Sonet since the day of its launch. Looking for the updates on the 2021 Kia Sonet? Well, first of all, it has received the new ‘KIA’ badging. Further, there are around 10 new feature updates that customers will be witnessing.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Kia India has launched the 2021 Kia Sonet starting at Rs.6.79 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).
  • It is available with multiple feature updates and ‘KIA’ badging all across the SUV.
  • The updated sub 4 meter SUV will be available with three engine options.

2021 Kia Sonet

Last month, Kia discontinued the HTX+ diesel automatic variant. But this time, the carmaker has not only introduced new features on the Sonet. Instead, there are two new variants as well.

In terms of features, the all-new HTX variant comes with keyless entry, hill start assist, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) and keyless entry just to name a few. Other features such as rear door sunshade and voice-controlled sunroof are now added as the first-in-segment features.

Kia has also introduced an electric sunroof, push start-stop button and 16-inch alloy wheels to the lower variants as well. Apart from all this, all the variants with an automatic gearbox will now be available with paddle shifters, multiple drive modes and multi-level traction control as standard.

Variants including HTX+ and above will come equipped with a voice command feature that can be used by just saying “Hello Kia”.

Features such as ambient lighting, ventilated seats at the front, air purifier Bose surround sound system, fully digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system continues to be a part of the Kia Sonet lineup according to the variants.

Under the hood, the 2021 Sonet comes with three different engine options. Customers can opt for a 1.2-litre NA petrol engine that churns out 83HP and 115Nm of torque. For your information, it is only available with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Then there is a 1.0-litre turbo petrol unit that produces 120HP and 175Nm of torque while being mated to a 6-speed iMT gearbox as standard. However, customers will also get the option to choose this gearbox with a 7-speed DCT gearbox as well. The 100HP, 1.5-litre diesel engine comes with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed torque converter. The peak torque from this engine stands at 240Nm.

2021 Kia Sonet Updates
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Alternatives

In India, Kia Sonet compares with Hyundai Venue, Nissan Magnite, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Renault Kiger and Toyota Urban Cruiser among others. For now, just take a look at its prime rival – the Hyundai Venue.

Hyundai Venue

Hyundai Venue
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Hyundai Venue is one of the best sellers for the Korean carmaker. Feature-wise, it comes with an electric sunroof, wireless charging pad, LED DRLs with projector headlamps and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system just to name a few. Interestingly, it is available with 1.0-litre turbo petrol, 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine that are powerful and available with multiple gearboxes to choose from.

Specifications

Hyundai Venue
Engine
  • 998cc (Turbo Petrol)
  • 1197cc (Petrol)
  • 1493cc (Diesel)
Power
  • 118.35BHP (Turbo Petrol)
  • 81.86BHP (Petrol)
  • 98.6BHP(Diesel)
Torque
  • 171.6Nm (Turbo Petrol)
  • 113.76Nm (Petrol)
  • 240.26Nm (Diesel)
Key Highlights
  • Electric sunroof
  • Wireless charging pad
  • 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • LED DRLs
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs.6.92 Lakhs to Rs.11.76 Lakhs