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Refreshed Kia Sonet Compact SUV Launched in India

Kia Motors India has launched today refreshed Kia Sonet in India. This compact SUV incorporates ADAS with 10 autonomous features, including Front Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA), and Lane Following Assist (LFA). Combined with Robust 15 Hi-Safety features, the Sonet now boasts of more than 25 safety features. The new Sonet also becomes the only Compact SUV to offer 15 standard safety features in its segment. In addition, it hosts 10 best-in-segment features, including Dual Screen Connected Panel Design, Rear Door Sunshade Curtain, All Door Power Window one touch Auto up/down, and Smartpure Air purifier with Virus and Bacteria protection to name a few.

After introducing industry-first standard 6 airbags in Carens and segment-first in Seltos, Kia is redefining safety norms once again. The inclusion of 6-airbags as a standard feature in the new Sonet solidifies Kia as the youngest brand to provide all its products with 6 or 8 airbags in India.

Safety – 25 Features:

The New Sonet comes equipped with 10 Autonomous features making it one of the safest and most convenient Compact SUV.

1.     Front Collision Warning (FCW)

2.    Front Collision Avoidance Assist Pedestrian- (FCA-Pedestrian)

3.    Front Collision Avoidance Assist Cyclist- (FCA-Cyclist)

4.    Front Collision Avoidance Assist Car- (FCA-Car)

5.    Leading vehicle departure alert – (LVDA)

6.    Lane Departure Warning- (LDW)

7.    Lane Keep Assist- (LKA)

8.    Lane Following Assist- (LFA)

9.    High Beam Assist- (HBA)

10. Driver Attention Warning- (DAW)

Robust 15 Standard Safety Package (Standard across variants):

1.     Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

2.    Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

3.    Hill-start Asist Control (HAC)

4.    Front Dual Airbags

5.    Front Seat Side Airbags

6.    Side Curtain Airbags

7.    Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

8.    Brake-force Assist System (BAS)

9.    Rear Parking Sensors

10. Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)

11.  Highline Tyre Pressure Monitor

12.  Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

13.  Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

14. 3-Point Seatbelts (Front and Rear All Seats)

15.  Seat Belt Reminder (Front and Rear All Seat)

On the exterior front, the New Sonet retains its masculine stance with an upright body style, which gives it a distinctive road presence. The key changes to the new Sonet are:

1.     Crown Jewel LED Headlamps

2.    Star Map LED DRLs

3.    Star Map LED Connected Tail Lamps

4.    Sleek LED Fog Lamps (GTX+/X-Line) and ICE-Cube LED Fog Lamps (HTK+, HTX & HTX+)

5.    Star Map LED Connected Tail Lamps

6.    Sporty Aerodynamic Skid Plates

7.    R16 Crystal Cut Alloy Wheels

8.    Body Colour Rear Spoiler (GTX+/X-Line)

9.    New Bumper Design

10. 8 Monotone, 2 Dual Tone and 1 Matte Finish colour

11.  Introduction of New Pewter Olive Body colour

The interiors of the new Sonet have a host of convenience features and plush materials:

1.     The LED Ambient Sound Lighting

2.    BOSE Premium 7 Speaker System, enhancing the travelling experience of the patrons

3.    Dual Screen Connected Panel Design Full Digital Cluster with 26.04cm (10.25”) Colour LCD MID and 26.03cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen Navigation

4.    60:40 Seatback Split Fold Seats

5.    New GT Line Logo on Steering wheel

6.    5 interior colour options with 1 new colour

a.    All Black

b.    Black and Beige Dual Tone

c.    All Black interior with premium Brown inserts (New Colour)

d.    All Black interior with Sporty white inserts

e.    All Black interior and Xclusive Sage Green inserts

Convenience Features:

1.     360 Degree Camera with Blind View Monitor in Cluster

2.    4-Way Power Driver’s Seat

New Kia Sonet also has over 50 Connected Car features which were introduced when it was launched in 2020. The key Connected Car features of Sonet are:

  1. Find My Car with Surround View Monitor (SVM)
  2. Hinglish VR Commands
  3. Vallet Mode
  4. Remote Window Control
  5. Air Purifier Control
  6. Advanced Auto Collision Notification (AACN)
  7. Stolen Vehicle Notification
  8. Remote Light Only

Kia India has also re-introduced Manual Transmission to all the variants with Diesel powertrain. With this reintroduction, Sonet now comes with:

5MT in HTE, HTK and HTK+ variants with Smartstream G1.2 engine
6MT in all Diesel variants
6iMT in both Petrol and Diesel variants
7DCT in Petrol variants, and
6AT in Diesel Variants

Details of all the variants:

Smartstream G1.25MTHTE
Smartstream G1.0T-GDiiMTHTK+


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