Kia has set the stage ablaze with the recent launch of the Sonet facelift in India, elevating its position in the sub-compact SUV segment. Priced competitively between ₹7.99 lakh and ₹15.69 lakh, this revamped model comes equipped with groundbreaking Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), giving it a significant edge over its rivals.
Myung-sik Sohn, Chief Sales and Business Strategy Officer at Kia India, expressed the brand’s commitment to providing exceptional value for money, emphasizing the low maintenance and top-tier safety proposition offered by the advanced ADAS technology.
The Sonet facelift is available in 19 variants spread across three trim lines: Tech Line, GT Line, and X-Line. Excitingly, customers can secure their bookings with a nominal amount of ₹25,000, and deliveries are set to commence later this month.
It’s crucial to note that the introductory pricing is for a limited period, signaling potential adjustments in the future. Kia presents three engine options for the Sonet facelift, catering to diverse preferences: a 1.2-litre petrol motor, a 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor, and a 1.5-litre CRDi unit.
The feature-rich Sonet facelift boasts a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, a central touchscreen infotainment unit of the same size, climate control, drive modes, traction control, a 360-degree camera, cooled front seats, a Bose audio system, leatherette upholstery, and a sunroof, among other amenities.
In terms of safety, the Sonet facelift is not one to compromise. ADAS is complemented by six airbags, hill start assist, a tyre pressure monitoring system, and electronic stability control (ESC), all standard across all variants.
As it enters the market, the Sonet facelift is poised to compete fiercely with renowned rivals such as Maruti Suzuki’s Brezza, Tata’s Nexon, Hyundai’s Venue, and Mahindra’s XUV400. Kia has undeniably raised the bar with this new offering, promising a dynamic driving experience coupled with cutting-edge technology and safety features.