Launched in 2020, the Kia Sonet stands out as one of the most mature SUVs in the sub-4m space, offering an unparalleled blend of luxury, style and comfort that is rarely found in this category. However, its wide range of powertrains and variants might confuse new customers. But fret not; we are here to help you pick the right variant. Read till the end to find out which variant of the 2023 Kia Sonet is the most value for money option.
Kia Sonet: Variants & Powertrain Options
Kia Cars offers the new Sonet sub-compact SUV in 7 trim levels. The four-wheeler also get three engine and four gearbox options. For starters we have the 1.2-litre petrol engine offered with a 5-speed manual alongside a 1.5-litre diesel unit which gets both a 6-speed iMT and AT gearbox choice. For those looking for serious performance, the company also provides a 1.0-litre T-GDi turbo petrol engine that comes mated to either a 6-speed iMT or a 7-speed DCT transmission.
|Powertrain||1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol||1.0-litre
|1.5-litre CRDi diesel|
|Max Power||83 PS||120 PS||116 PS|
|Peak Torque||115 Nm||172 Nm||250 Nm|
|Transmission||5-speed MT||6-speed iMT/7-speed DCT||6-speed iMT/AT|
|Idle Stop & Go||✓||✓||✓|
In our opinion, customers can either choose from the mid-tire HTK+ or the HTX variant when considering the Kia Sonet as there next new car.
Why Buy HTK+:?
- If your monthly running is low and you are seeking a low-maintenance 1.2L engine or are willing to go with the iMT transmission for the turbo-petrol / diesel engine, this variant provides excellent value for money, with its several convenient features and safety suite that will add to your overall driving experience.
Why Buy HTX?
- Go for the HTX variant over the HTK+ only if you need the convenience of choosing a proper automatic transmission in both the turbo-petrol and diesel guise.
Kia Sonet: Features
In its HTK+ guise, the all-new Kia Sonet comes with a host of features which cover basics like projector headlamps, LED turn indicators to premium features like semi-leatherette seats and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Key Features of HTK+ Variant: –
|Exterior||Chrome-finished front grille, halogen headlamps, projector fog lamps, skid plates at both ends, roof rails, shark fin antenna, chrome-finished door handles (1L & 1.5L variants only), and LED turn indicators on side mirrors.|
|Interior||All-black cabin, semi-leatherette seats with white stitching, and 3.5-inch MID.|
|Comfort & Convenience||Automatic headlamps with follow-me-home headlamp function, tilt-adjustable power steering, power windows, driver-side one-touch auto up/down window with anti-pinch function, electrically adjustable & foldable side mirrors, height adjustable driver’s seat, auto AC, rear AC vents, adjustable headrests, front & rear USB charging ports, rear parcel tray, rear defogger, electric sunroof (1.2L and 1L trims only), smart keyless entry with push button start (1L and 1.5L trims only), remote engine start (1L and 1.5L trims only), and steering mounted audio & telephony controls.|
|Infotainment||8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, 4 speakers + 2 tweeters, and ARKAMYS-tuned sound system.|
|Safety||Four airbags (dual front & side), tyre pressure monitoring system, ABS with EBD, 3-point seatbelt for all seats, electronic stability control (iMT only), hill|
|assist control (iMT only), ISOFIX anchors, brake assist (iMT only), vehicle stability control (iMT only), rear parking sensors, speed sensing door lock, and impact sensing door unlock, and rear-view camera.|
Key Features of HTX Variant (Over HTK+): –
|Exterior||LED headlamps, LED DRLs with integrated turn indicators, LED tail lights, 16-inch crystal cut alloy wheels, side door silver garnish, chrome finish on door handles, dual-muffler design on rear bumper with diffuser fin,|
|Interior||Beige & black cabin theme, 4.2-inch coloured MID, and leather wrapping on steering wheel, door trims, and gear knob.|
|Comfort & Convenience||Electric sunroof, smart keyless entry with push button start/stop, rear door sunshade curtain, cruise control, remote engine start with smart key, paddle shifters (automatic variants only) and multi-driving modes (automatic variants only).|
|Safety||Electronic stability control, hill assist control, brake assist, and vehicle stability control.|
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