Korean automaker major Kia Motors Corporation unveiled its latest product–Kia Sonet. The all-new smart urban compact SUV is completely made in India for the world. The vehicle is manufactured at the company’s state-of-the-art production facility at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.
The Sonet is Kia’s all-new smart urban compact SUV is a made-in-India global product after the Seltos. The new Sonet marks Kia Motors’ entry into the burgeoning compact SUV segment with its first-in-class features.
The unveiling follows the global unveiling of the Sonet concept at the Delhi Auto Expo in February 2020. The company is all set to kick off the sales of the new car in India during the festive season.
“With its aggressive and modern design language and Kia’s latest high-tech features, the Sonet puts is part of our ambition to make Kia the brand of choice. The Sonet fills a need in the growing SUV market, in India,” said Ho Sung Song, President and CEO, Kia Motors Corporation.
The all-new Kia Sonet is a testament to Kia’s focus on consumer insight-driven product innovation and orientation. It is targeted towards the young generation who are tech-savvy, aspirational and highly connected socially.
Premium & Youthful
The all-new SUV incorporates Kia’s DNA of emotive styling along with a premium and youthful appeal to create a strong road presence. Displaying a dynamic stance in a confident, compact body, it showcases a range of styling attributes to make it stand apart on roads around the world.
The Sonet will hit on the roads with Kia’s signature ‘tiger-nose’ grille, flanked by ‘heart beat’ LED daytime running lights, with a stylish front skid plate beneath.
To improve the experience, the vehicle is designed with a well laid-out, easy-to-use connected infotainment and cluster interpremium and youthful appeal face, and high-quality materials all around.
Keeping the comfort of the driver and passengers in mind, the Sonet’s interior offers a modern, dynamic and bold outlook. Intelligent packaging has liberated plenty of legroom, headroom and shoulder room for all passengers, and created a large trunk.
For the first time in this segment, the Sonet also offers its 1.5-liter diesel engine with a six-speed automatic transmission.