Kia Motors India is planning to foray into sub-4 meter SUV space with the all-new model, codenamed Kia QYi. While the official name of the vehicle is yet to be announced, it’s reported to be named – Kia Sonet. The company has filed trademark application for ‘Kia Sonet’ in multiple nations.
The new Kia subcompact SUV will make its world debut in its concept form at the 2020 Delhi Auto Expo in February. Its launch is likely to happen in the second half of the next year. In India, the Kia Sonet (Kia QYi) will be positioned against multiple cars including Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra XUV300.
The Kia Sonet (Kia QYi) is likely to share its platform, powertrains and several components with the Hyundai Venue. There might be four engine options – a 83PS, 1.2L MPI naturally-aspirated, 4-cylinder petrol, a 120PS, 1.0L T-GDI turbocharged, 3-cylinder petrol, a 123PS, 1.6L MPI naturally-aspirated, 4-cylinder petrol and a 90PS, 1.4L CRDi turbo diesel. Read – Kia Carnival To Get 3 Seating Options
Transmission choices might include a 5-speed manual, a 6-speed manual, a 7-speed DCT automatic and a CVT automatic. The Kia Sonet (Kia QYi) will get FWD (front-wheel drive) system as standard. Check Out – 2020 Kia K5 Sedan Pictures & Details
The new Kia subcompact SUV could be packed with lots of comfort goodies and safety features such as heated seats, rear AC vents, wireless charger, UVO Connect connected solutions, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, speed alert and many more.