The automaker is offering the Sonet in three trim lines: two petrol engines and one diesel engine.

Kia India launched the Sonet sub-compact SUV in the Indian market on Friday. The SUV is available at an introductory price of INR 8 lakh (ex-showroom), and it goes up to INR 15.69 (ex-showroom). Kia is offering the Sonet in three trim lines: two petrol engines and one diesel engine. The base price is available for the HTE variant with a 1.2-litre petrol motor and 5-speed manual transmission. Bookings for the updated SUV are currently open for a token amount of INR 25,000.

The top-end X-line variant with a 1.5-litre diesel motor and DCT unit is the costliest one, with a price sticker of INR 15.69 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Kia Sonet is one of the most famous models offered by the Korean brand. It was first unveiled on the Indian market in 2020. The SUV comes equipped with a major safety feature, ADAS. The Chief Sales and Business Strategy Officer of Kia India, Myung-sik Sohn, stated that “We are adding a substantial value-for-money proposition at the back of low maintenance and a top-tier safety proposition with the most advanced ADAS technology. We have observed that the Sonet is often the first choice for many buyers, and therefore, we made a conscious decision to keep the price competitive to make the Sonet more accessible to them.”

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The new Kia Sonet is available in seven variants in three broad trim lines. The trim lines include GT Line, X-Line, and Tech Line. The Sonet variants are X-Line, GTX+, HTK+, HTK, HTE, HTX, and HTX+.

The new facelift comes with a host of cosmetic changes, such as a completely new front fascia, an LED headlight setup with L-shaped LED DRLs, and a revamped front bumper with redesigned skid plates. The SUV stands on dual-tone 16-inch alloy wheels.

The Sonet has three engine options, including a 1.2-litre petrol motor, a 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor, and a 1.5-litre CRDi diesel unit. The 1.2-litre petrol motor comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, and it generates 81 bhp and 115 Nm of peak torque. Then the 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor comes mated to either an iMT (semi-automatic) or DCT gearbox, and it offers a bhp of 118 and peak torque around 170 Nm. Lastly, the diesel unit gets three transmission choices: 6-speed manual, 6-speed iMT, and 6-speed AT. It churns out 114 bhp and a peak torque of 250 Nm.

Kia is offering the new Sonet with an introductory price range across its variants. The prices will be revised later.

2024 Kia Sonet Prices (INR ex-showroom)

Variant                                                                               Ex-showroom Costs

Smartstream G1.2                5MT            HTE                    7,99,000

                                            HTK               8,79,000

                                                                                HTK+             9,89,900

Smartstream G1.0T-GDi            iMT            HTK+     10,49,000

                                                                                HTX       1,149,000

                                                                                HTX+     1,339,000

                                                       7DCT         HTX                    1,229,000

                                                                                GTX+             1,449,900

                                                                                X-line            1,469,000

1.5L CRDi VGT                         6MT                 HTE                       979,000

                                                                                HTK               1,039,000

                                                                                HTK+             1,139,000

                                                                                HTX               1,199,000

                                                                                HTX+             1,369,000

                                                       6iMT                 HTX                    1,259,900

                                                                                HTX+             1,439,000

                                                       6AT            HTX                    1,299,000

                                                                                GTX+             1,549,900

                                                                                X-line            15,69,000

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