Kia Motors India will unveil the Sonet compact SUV for the first time on August 7, 2020, but we can now confirm that bookings will commence in mid-August and the price and official market launch will happen in September 2020.
Its price will be expected to starting from 8 lakhs and go up-to 15 lakhs
KIA SONET will be a compact suv, as you all know that this segment is becoming more competitive and demanding. So, it is expected that the car will be launched with fully loaded tech features and will have different engine options. Infact this car may also feature a GT line engine as optional.
- Bose sound system
- 10 inch infotainment screen
- Kia’S uvo in-car connectivity feature
These features are being expected
What are Kia’s plans with the Sonet?
Going by Kia’s sales plan reviewed by our sister magazine, Autocar Professional, the company has chalked out an ambitious sales target of 1,00,000 units of the Sonet in India and another 50,000 units for exports. These figures are an upward revision of the target announced in April 2020, which projected 70,000 units in the first year.
Engine and gearbox for India
it is being expected that kia will have number of lineup in engine and gearbox – a 1.2-litre petrol-manual; a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol with manual and dual-clutch auto options; and a 1.5-litre diesel with manual and torque-convertor automatic options. In fact, there’ll also be a clutchless manual option (iMT) with the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine – this technology has debuted on the Sonet’s rival and platform-sibling, the Hyundai Venue recently.
sonet’s sole manufacturer will be INDIA
You would amaze to know that, Kia Motors India’s plant in Andhra Pradesh will be the only plant manufacturing sonet for whole world . Earlier there is a statement of Mr. Han-Woo Park, then president and CEO of Kia Motors, said: “When our global partners saw the Sonet, they got a shock. This is a model everyone wants to have. The Sonet will be the symbolic model for our exports from India.”
On May 28, 2020, Kia Motors India announced an additional investment of $54 million (Rs 400 crore) in Andhra Pradesh, where it has its manufacturing plant at Anantapur. The Korean carmaker has already invested around $1.1 billion (Rs 8,141 crore) at Anantapur, which has an existing 3,00,000 units-per-annum-capacity plant, and the additional investment is expected further help the company ramp up production by around 1,00,000 to 1,50,000 units, as it expects to further increase domestic sales and exports from the country