Kia Sonet production version official reveal has finally happened at its world premiere, held today. Ahead of the car’s debut, the South Korean manufacturer had been teasing customers with official design renderings and teaser images over the past few weeks. Not to mention the multiple spy images that we have seen too.

Third product from Kia to be launched in India, the Sonet official reveal confirms what we have seen earlier. Stylish is the first word that comes to mind when we see the car. Its “tiger nose” radiator grille with the “stepwell” geometric mesh, work well to give it that distinctive face.

Headlights are LED with DRLs, while the fog lamps are projector units, placed near the lower air dam that has got faux skid plate and a couple of air intake-like elements that seem to be blocked.

Down the sides, there are roof rails, blacked out roof, A and B pillars, 16-inch alloys, while at the back the LED taillight cluster stretches the entire width of the car. The bumper is deep and it gets a diffuser-like plastic element too.

Inside, the 10.25-inch touchscreen and navigation system dominates the well laid-out dash. The AC events are vertical, there adequate number of buttons for various functions. Kia has offered features like knurled toggles on the steering wheel too. Below is the list of features offered on the car:

  • 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system
  • Over-the-air (OTA) map updates
  • 4.2-inch MID
  • 57 UVO connected car features
  • Remote engine start via UVO Connect & Smart key
  • BOSE Sound System – 7 speakers with sub-woofer
  • LED Mood lighting
  • Wireless charger
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Air purifier with virus protection
  • Steering wheel with controls
  • Multi-drive & traction modes, grip control for AT models
  • Rear AC vents
  • Front and rear parking sensors

Sonet customers have the choice of getting the car in a dual trim concept. This includes the sporty-looking GT-Line trim which adds multiple design and functional elements, both inside and out to the car.

Three engines will be offered with the compact SUV, mirroring that of the Hyundai Venue, its sister car. The choices will be – a 1.2-litre petrol engine with MT, 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol with MT, iMT and DCT and finally a 1.5-litre CRDI diesel engine with MT and AT.

Drive modes and traction modes will also be present on the Kia Sonet production version. Safety-wise the Kia Sonet will get six airbags, ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, ESC, HAC, VSM, TPMS and ISOFIX child seat points. Launch of the car is expected to take place this festive season and pricing is likely to be extremely competitive.

Kia Sonet Official Reveal

  • Kia Sonet production version has been officially revealed
  • Compact SUV gets plenty of features, multiple powertrain options
  • Launch expected next month
It is a stylish car, designed to appeal to the younger generation
Kia Sonet Dash
Features are aplenty inside with plenty of connectivity options
Passenger comfort has been one of the top priorities for Kia, so, the seats are ventilated
Kia Sonet Official Reveal Rear
The bumper is chunky and expect boot space to be very good for its size
Kia Sonet Official Reveal
The GT-Line cars get red accents and gloss black trim throughout
Kia Sonet Launch
Not a car that can be called slab-sided since it has good lines and curves
Kia Sonet Specifications
Kia is betting big on the compact SUV’s success and we will get to know how it fares soon