Kia Motors success has been a talking point in India since they have launched the Seltos. Even after 6 months of its launch it still sold a staggering 15,000 units last month in January 2020. They even launched the Kia Carnival to take on the luxury MPV segment, but what about the much loved compact SUV segment?
Well, Kia came with their offering for the compact SUV segment, Kia Sonet. It was showcased in the AutoExpo 2020 as a concept they said, but this concept is very close to reality according to us and even Kia. Today Kia released a video of the Sonet on Youtube. With a tagline “The next from Kia”. They mentioned in the video as people’s chance to see the Sonet if they missed it in the AutoExpo 2020.
Talking about the Kia Sonet it is based on the same platform as the Hyundai Venue, but sure looks bigger and bolder than the Venue. The front looks bold with Tiger Nose grille which has red highlights in it. LED DRLs and headlamps along with prominent skid plate upfront.
The interior will come loaded with features as it is in Kia Seltos. It can have the same 8-inch touchscreen as the Venue or the bigger screen from the Seltos. Kia UVO connectivity, and we could also see some segment-first features. The engine options will see the same offerings as in the Hyundai Venue. The 1.2-litre petrol engine which makes 83ps of power and 114Nm of torque. It will also get the turbocharged 1.0-litre unit from the Venue which makes 120ps and 171Nm of torque. And a 1.5-litre diesel engine will also be on offer.
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