Kia Sonet
The compact SUV was recently unveiled amid much expectations

Kia Sonet Variants

The launch of the Kia Sonet is scheduled for next month, but the variants and features offered on the car have been leaked already. There are interesting details such as the diesel engine coming in two states of tune depending upon the gearbox options, with the automatic variants coming in higher 115 HP tune.

Kia has put in a lot of thought into the product to make it feature-rich, because it is pitched towards tech-savvy buyers. Let us get into the details about this compact SUV’s variants and features, shall we?

Kia Sonet HTE

Base variant of the compact SUV is called the HTE and this variant will get a 1.2-litre petrol with a 5-speed MT and a 1.5-litre diesel with 6-speed MT. The diesel engine will be offered in the lower 100 HP tune. Below are the features offered on the HTE variant –

  • Halogen headlights
  • Heartbeat tail lamps
  • 15-inch steel wheels
  • Black interior with premium fabric upholstery
  • Silver garnish on AC vents
  • 3.5-inch mono colour instrument cluster
  • USB charging ports
  • Electrically adjustable ORVMs
  • Electric power steering with tilt adjustment
  • Manual AC
  • Front door power windows
  • Central locking
  • Dual airbags
  • Rear parking sensors
  • ABS, EBD and Emergency stop system

Kia Sonet HTK

Next up is the HTK variant of the compact SUV that builds upon the base HTE variant. Engine options remain the same, with the same lower state of tune on the diesel variant. The features offered in this variant are –

  • Semi-leatherette seat upholstery with contrast stitching
  • Seat pockets
  • Sunglass holders
  • 3.8-inch infotainment screen
  • 2 DIN audio system with four speakers
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Bluetooth UVO Lite
  • 16-inch metallic silver wheels
  • Keyless entry
  • Rear door power windows
  • Follow-me-home head lamps

Kia Sonet HTK+

Over and above the features offered on the HTK variant, the HTK+ gets more features. Engine options on this variant are – 1.2-litre petrol with 5-speed MT, 1.0-litre turbo petrol with iMT or 7-speed DCT and a 1.5-litre diesel (100 HP tune) with 6-speed MT or (115 HP tune) 6-speed AT. This variant has the following features –

  • Auto headlights
  • Projector foglights
  • Rear silver skid plates
  • Floating-type roof rails
  • Shark fin antenna
  • ORVM with LED turn indicators
  • Chrome radiator grille
  • Leather wrapped gear knob for AT and DCT
  • Auto AC
  • One touch up/down driver window
  • Rear defogger
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • 8-inch touchscreen with ARKAMYS system
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Two tweeters
  • Rear view camera with guidelines
  • Traction control and brake assist
  • Drive modes

Kia Sonet HTX

Several exterior and interior upgrades have done to the HTX variant. Engine options include the 1.0-litre turbo petrol with iMT and the 1.5-litre diesel (100 HP) with 6-speed MT. The additional features it gets over the previous variant are listed below –

  • “Crown Jewel” LED headlights
  • “Heart beat” LED DRLs with indicators
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front silver skid plates
  • Dual muffler design rear bumper
  • Chrome door handles
  • Black and beige interior
  • D-Cut steering wheel
  • Remote engine start
  • Auto-folding ORVMs

Kia Sonet HTX+

Building upon the HTX variant, the HTX plus has the same engine and gearbox options and the features offered are –

  • Dual-tone interiors
  • Leather seats with silver stitching
  • Leather-wrapped door trim
  • LED sound mood lights
  • 10.25-inch infotainment system with navigation
  • UVO connected car features
  • OTA map updates
  • 4.2-inch MID
  • AI voice commands via “Hello Kia”
  • Rear wiper and washer
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • 16-inch alloys with silver caps
  • BOSE premium 7-speaker music system
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Air purifier with virus protection
  • Auto anti-glare inside rear-view mirror
  • Dual tone roof (optional)

Top-Spec GTX+ Trim

Top-of-the-line GTX+ features are aplenty and the engine options are – 1.0-litre turbo petrol with iMT or DCT and a 1.5-litre diesel with 6-speed MT or 6-speed AT. Below are the additional features offered in the top variant –

  • Exterior red accents with GT Line badging
  • 16-inch dual tone alloy wheels with red wheel caps & red brake calipers
  • All black interior with leatherette seating & roof lining
  • AC vents in gloss black
  • Smartwatch connectivity
  • Smart key with push button start/stop
  • Fully automatic AC
  • Cruise control
  • Remote engine start
  • Power windows on all doors
  • Adjustable headrests (front and back)
  • Rear centre armrest
  • Wireless phone charger
  • 6 airbags
  • Brake assist
  • ISOFIX child seat mounts
  • Front and rear parking sensors

With so many variants, features, engines and gearbox combinations offered on the Sonet, Kia would be able to offer something for all types of customers. The car’s launch is nearing and by the looks of it, it will go on to become a massive hit provided it is priced competitively. The Kia Sonet will give competition to the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport.

Kia Sonet Rear
India launch of the car will happen next month and prices are expected to be competitive

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