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Kia Sonet Opinion Review: Impressive but with a Big Catch

Kia Sonet Opinion Review: Impressive but with a Big Catch

Kia Sonet coming up with Segment First Features, Highest Engine and Transmission Choices but hang on all that Glitter is not Gold, so some more details about Sonet

 

Kia Sonet : A Game Changer But with a Catch

A Bold Step by Kia Motors to redefine the Compact SUV Segment. One Face of it - Kia Sonet looks like an impressive Package and yes leads the Compact SUV Segment with

  • First in Segment Compact SUV to be offered with Actual Automatic Transmission (6 Speed Torque Converter) in Diesel Fuel. Yes - its the first and only one. You cant put Diesel AMT as offered in Nexon, XUV300 as Automatic - they are Automated Manual Transmission. Even this Diesel Autmatic will likely feature in Multi Drive Traction Mode as differentiator
  • Air Purifier with Virus Scan, Ventilated Front Seats, Front Parking Sensor and biggest of all 10.25 Inch Touchscreen Music system (as direct lift from Seltos) would be what differentiang this SUV

Also, Top End Fully Loaded Model to be loaded with Features

  • ABS, EBD, 6 Airbags, ESP, Traction Control, Highline Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • 10.25 Inch Touchscreen with Uvo Connect and Bose Speakers, Electric Sunroof, Ventilated Seats, Air Purifier, Front Parking Sensor, Cruise Control, Automatic Climate Control with Rear AC Vents, 16 Inch Alloys, DRL, Projectors

and other standard convenience, styling features

 

Also, a car for need for anyone to everyone with Multiple Engine - Transmission Choice

  • 1.2 Litre with 83 PS Power and 116 NM Torque in 5 Speed Manual Transmission 
  • 1 Litre Turbo GDI Petrol Engine with 120 PS Power and 175 NM in 6 Speed Manual Transmission
  • 1 Litre Turbo GDI Petrol Engine with 120 PS Power and 175 NM in Intelligent Manual Transmission
  • 1 Litre Turbo GDI Petrol Engine with 120 PS Power and 175 NM in 7 Speed DCT Automatic
  • 1.5 Litre Diesel Engine with 100 PS Power and 245 NM Torque in 6 Speed Manual Transmission
  • 1.5 Litre Diesel Engine with 100 PS Power and 245 NM Torque in 6 Speed Automatic Transmission

Also, fully loaded GTX Plus trim will be available in 2 Variants in Petrol DCT Automatic, 6 Speed Manual and 1 in Diesel Model.

To Differentiate Kia Sonet (on lines of what seen in Seltos) will feature in 2 Trims -

  • Kia Sonet Techline
  • Kia Sonet GT Line

Where GT Line would display Red Accent theme on Front Bumper, Brake Caliper, Red insert on Steering Wheel, Gear Knob and also Red Stitch on Seats to display a sporty character of Car.

Adding on Looks where Front Fascia, Rear Profile are what differentiating

  • Tiger Nose Front Grille with Tiger Eyeline DRL
  • Rear Wrap around LED Tail Lights

So, yes you going to be impressed with the features, Styling and plethora of Engine-Transmission type of Kia Sonet.

But there is a catch and some fine prints you need to know before booking Kia Sonet

 

1. Rear Seat Under-thigh Support and Legroom: As the Car is made on same platform as used in Venue having close similar Wheelbase, so the rear seat Legroom Space expected to be slight compact. From some pics - rear seat Under-thigh support looks average. Even due to Rear AC Vents - person sitting on middle will be conjested in 

 

2. Advanced Safety: Well as what a sad norm of Indian Automobile sector - there is a differentiation in terms of Safety Features for some one buying top end Fully Loaded and for some one considering in HTE, HTK, GTK Model. For Fully loaded safety one has to take on budget to top of line GTX and GTX Plus which will likely cost in Rs 12.5 Lakh to 14 Lakh On Road Delhi (Official Prices yet to be announced)

 

3. Price Point : With the fact that Hyundai Creta Ex Petrol and Kia Seltos HTK Petrol are priced competitively - for some one looking for car for Space, Bright Interiors, All Standard Features and Naturally aspirated Petrol Engine having its own USP without any lag. Even somehow the Social Presence and Looks of these SUV Cars is more premium against Compact SUV like Sonet. To be noted that Kia Seltos GTX Plus will likely be priced in range of Rs 12.5 Lakh to 14 Lakh On Road Delhi and for this car On road Price in Bangalore can touch close to 13 Lakh to 15 Lakh range. Thats not a less amount for Sub 4 Meter Compact SUV

But - Certainly Kia Sonet going to be game changer in Compact SUV Segment and can impress a lot for Buyers for Fun to Drive Sporty Car for its character.

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Comments 2

Guest - Kautilya Tiwari on Saturday, 08 August 2020 22:23

Great review Gagan ji. Honest and crisp.

Great review Gagan ji. Honest and crisp.
Guest - Jigar patel on Saturday, 08 August 2020 09:56

Are you sure this car Diesel automatica to bye

Are you sure this car Diesel automatica to bye
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