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Kia Sonet Compact SUV Teased – What We Know So Far

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A new teaser of the all-new Kia Sonet subcompact SUV has been released ahead of its world debut at the Auto Expo 2020. The teaser shows the vehicle’s side profile featuring C-pillar blade and flush door handles.

  • The new Kia compact SUV will share its engines with the Venue.
  • The Sonet will be launched in the second half of 2020.
  • Similar to Seltos, Sonet will come with UVO connect features.

Claimed to feature “modern dynamic and bold design”, the new compact SUV from Kia will take on cars like Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon and Ford EcoSport. It will see a release in the second half of this year.

Kia Sonet at Auto Expo

Upfront, the Kia Sonet will carry the brand’s signature Tiger Nose grille with honeycomb inserts. The sharply designed LED headlamps with LED DRLs, bumper with matte silver finish and integrated fog lamps will further enhance its sporty appearance. Read – Kia Seltos Electric SUV To Enter Production In August 2020

The SUV will have black cladding all around the body. The side profile will feature squared-off wheel arches with diamond cut alloys, rising window lines and sloping roof merging in rear glass. The rear section will also look sporty with elements such as connected taillamp design, a roof integrated spoiler, a wide rear glasshouse and bumper with matte silver bits and black inserts.

Kia Sonet Concept

Interior of the all-new Kia Sonet compact SUV is a mystery to us. Though, it’s likely to share several features and components with the Hyundai Venue. The vehicle might offer a free-standing touchscreen infotainment system for connectivity purpose. It’s likely to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Features such as a multi functional steering wheel, automatic AC unit, UVO connect features and a digital instrument console will also be on offer. Read – Kia Carnival MPV Gets Over 1400 Bookings In A Day

Engine setup of the Kia Sonet compact SUV will include 3 motors – a 1.0-litre, 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol, a 1.2-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel. All these powertrains will be sourced from the Hyundai Venue. There will be 4 gearboxes on offer – a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, a 7-speed DCT automatic and a CVT automatic.

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