After the teaser video, the new sub-compact SUV 2021 Kia Sonet has finally being introduced for the Indian market. The upcoming model looks attractive and is more or less the same size as Hyundai’s Venue.
Interestingly, it uses almost identical design language as the models Sportage and Seltos. It’s recognized by a body-color strip that wraps over the black roof to the deeply sculpted body sides. According to the manufacturer, even the lesser trim offers an excellent level of equipment.
2021 Kia Sonet Design Language
Design-wise, the forthcoming 2021 Kia Sonet looks compact and stylish. As we already mentioned, this model is a sub-compact SUV that looks like a squished mashup of a Sportage and a Seltos. Generally, it wears almost identical design language, and it comes with unique dinky little wheels and a bubbly roof.
Many cues separate this model from the rest in the class. For example, it comes with a body-color strip behind the rear doors that wrap over the black roof. This literary is giving a very sports vibe to this model. Depending on the trim level, the design will vary. Lesser trim levels come with a body-color roof, LED headlights, and Taillights. GT Sonet model will also be available and it will attack markets with a more aggressive approach.
First Look Inside
The new interior images are available and we can see a really arrangement cabin. There are quality materials all over and very important, there is plenty of room for all occupants in two rows.
Firstly that we saw stepping in, is a cool vertically oriented air vent and a large 10.3-inch central display. The manufacturer also added a 4.2-inch screen on one side that can display navigation instructions, fuel level, engine temperature, and the tachometer. The level of comfort is excellent and Sonet uses plenty of cues from Soul and the compact Sportage.
Automotive safety is growing in India and the manufacturer makes Sonet very safe. The forthcoming low-cost vehicles boast a rash of airbags, child-seat anchors, anti-lock brakes, and electronic stability control.
2021 Kia Sonet Under the Hood
The latest news reveals what we can expect from 2021 Kia Sonet crossover. First of all, Sonet is a very small model that offers a bevy of powertrain options. According to Kia, this model will be powered by two gas engines and one diesel. The base model will use 1.2-liter four powertrains, while upper trims 1.0-liter turbo engine.
Interestingly, a 1.5-liter diesel engine is also on the offer. Kia went nuts and offered few transmission systems with Sonet. This crossover will use a range of five-speed manual, a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic for the diesel engine, a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, and the i-MT clutch that is seen on Hyundai Venue.
Release Date and Price
The 2021 Kia Sonet has been introduced in India firstly. According to news, the upcoming sub-compact SUV should be sold globally.
From what we heard, this model will start beneath the popular Soul model. The current Kia Soul starts at $18,610, so the Sonet would have to cost around $15,000. However, official pricing has yet to be revealed.