Kia Sonet, unarguably, is one of the biggest launches of 2020 in the Indian market. The subcompact SUV has been making headlines and grabbing all the eyeballs ever since it was first unveiled at the 2020 Auto Expo in February. The bookings for the Sonet started on August 20 and on the very first day itself, it smashed all the records by recording a staggering 6523 preorders. We have prepared a comprehensive list of questions that could be pondering across the brain of buyers.
1. What is the Ground Clearance of the new Kia Sonet?
Ans: The sub-compact SUV comes with a ground clearance of 211mm, which is adequate for even off-roading.
2. Which are the engine options available with the new Kia Sonet?
Ans: The sub-4-meter SUV comes with three BS6 compliant engine options – a 1.2L naturally aspirated petrol, a 1.0L T-GDi petrol, and a 1.5L 4-cylinder CRDi diesel.
3. Tell me the wheel size of the Kia Sonet?
Ans: All the variants of the Kia Sonet would come with a 16-inch wheel size, except the base variant which rides on 15-inch wheels.
4. Would the new Kia Sonet be available through CSD (Canteen Stores Department) Canteen? If yes, what would be the CSD price of Sonet?
Ans: Indian Army's QuarterMaster General (QMG) arm had directed that officers can buy cars worth up to only Rs 12 Lakhs while the engine capacity was capped at 2500cc. Hence, the new Sonet is expected to be available at CSD outlets.
5. What is the top power and peak torque of Kia Sonet?
Ans: The sub-4-meter SUV comes with three engine options – a 1.2L naturally aspirated petrol, a 1.0L T-GDi petrol, and a 1.5L 4-cylinder CRDi diesel. The 1.2L petrol-powered models would have a maximum power of 82bhp at 6000rpm and peak torque of 115Nm at 4200rpm, while the 1.0L turbo petrol variants would have a power output of 118bhp at 6000rpm and highest torque of 172Nm between 1500-4000rpm. On the other hand, the 1.5L CRDi diesel variants will have power output and torque performance in two tunes: 98bhp at 4000rpm & 240Nm between 1500-2750rpm and 113bhp at 4000rpm & 250Nm between 1500-2750rpm.
6. What is Kia Sonet’s fuel tank capacity?
Ans: The SUV comes with a fuel tank capacity of 45-liters.
7. What is the boot space (luggage carrying capacity) of the Kia Sonet?
Ans: Kia Sonet comes with a decent boot space of 392-liters. The trunk is more than sufficient to accommodate around 3-5 suitcases along with daily bags.
8. What is the waiting period/time with Kia Sonet?
Ans: Seeing the initial response, we expect the Sonet to have a general waiting period of around 4-5 weeks, depending on the region, state, city, variant, and color options.
9. Tell me about Kia Sonet’s music system?
Ans: This SUV comes equipped with a Bose Premium 7-speaker Sound System which is integrated with the largest-in-segment 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto & Navigation. Point to be noted, it is the only vehicle in the segment that comes with a Bose Premium Sound System.
10. What all safety features are offered with the Kia Sonet?
Ans: Despite being the entry-level SUV in Kia's portfolio, the Sonet would get Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Assist Control (HAC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), High Line Tyre Pressure Monitor, Front & Rear Parking Sensors, and 6-airbags as standard fitments.
11. Does the Kia Sonet has ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and Airbags?
Ans: Yes, the Sonet would feature ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (electronic brakeforce distribution), rear parking sensors and dual front airbags as standard across the entire variant line-up.
12. Are LPG/CNG versions of the Kia Sonet available in India?
Ans: Kia is initially offering the SUV with petrol and diesel fuel options. Since it’s being projected as a premium vehicle while targeting millennials, we don’t expect it to get a CNG kit.
13. What is Kia Sonet’s real mileage in the city and on highways?
Ans: The petrol model is expected to deliver an ARAI-certified mileage of around 17-18kmpl, while the oil burner could return somewhere around 22-24kmpl.
14. Does Kia Sonet have an Automatic model?
Ans: Yes, the Sonet is offered with a 6-speed iMT gearbox and a 7-speed DCT automatic transmission with the 1.0L turbo petrol engine. In addition, there is a 6-speed torque converter automatic unit on offer with the 1.5L diesel engine.
15. What all gearbox options are available with the Kia Sonet?
Ans: The Sonet gets a total of five gearbox options: five-speed and six-speed manual units, 6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT automatic, and 6-speed torque converter automatic.
16. Tell me about Kia Sonet’s total seats?
Ans: With a 2+3 seating configuration, the subcompact SUV can accommodate 5 adults.
17. Is Kia Sonet 2015 available with automatic air conditioning?
Ans: Yes, the SUV comes with Fully Automatic Air Conditioner (FATC) and Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus & Bacteria Protection, albeit with top-end variants only. However, rear a/c vents come as a standard feature.
18. Is the new Kia Sonet offered with alloy wheels?
Ans: Yes, the top-model of Kia Sonet gets 16-inch crystal-cut alloy wheels with silver wheel caps. Though, the other variants would come with metallic silver styled wheels.
19. Tell me about Kia Sonet’s parking sensors and camera?
Ans: All the variants come equipped with rear parking sensors as standard while the mid and top variants boast of a rearview camera.
20. What would be the on-road price of Kia Sonet?
Ans: Kia Sonet petrol price starts at Rs 6.71 Lakhs and goes as high as 11.99 Lakhs. On the other hand, Kia Sonet diesel price comes in a range of Rs 8.05-11.99 Lakhs. Both the prices are Ex. Showroom, pan India. However, the Kia Sonet on-road price would vary from state to state, because of different taxes levied by the ruling government. It is better to contact the nearest Kia dealer for more info on the same.
21. What are the competitors for Kia Sonet?
Ans: Kia Sonet is a sub-4-meter SUV, which would rival the likes of Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport, Hyundai Venue and Mahindra TUV300 in the Indian market.
22. What would be the color options for Kia Sonet?
Ans: Kia Sonet is available with a total of 11 color choices, out of which 8 are single-tone and 3 are dual-tone. The monotone colors are Intense Red, Beige Gold, Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Grey, Steel Silver, Intelligence Blue, Glacier White Pearl, and Clear White. The dual-tone colors are Intense Red/Aurora Black Pearl, Beige Gold/Aurora Black Pearl, and Glacier White Pearl/Aurora Black Pearl.
23. What are the dimensions of the Kia Sonet?
Ans: Kia Sonet's dimensions are below:
Length - 3995mm
Width - 1790mm
Height - 1642mm
Wheelbase - 2500mm
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