The Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, and other vehicles in its class will all be competitors for the new Kia Sonet.
The Kia Sonet is ready to make a comeback to the Indian automotive scene. Its facelift is scheduled to debut in December 2023. Early in 2024 is when we anticipate the vehicle to be launched. The latest Kia Sonet facelift is a thorough update that includes numerous new features and technological improvements rather than merely a superficial makeover.
Three engines will be available under the hood of the 2024 Kia Sonet facelift: an 83 horsepower, 1.2-liter gasoline engine; a more powerful 120 horsepower, 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine; and a powerful 116 horsepower, 1.5-liter diesel engine. The present transmission combinations for these powertrains—a 5-speed manual for the gasoline engine, a 6-speed iMT and 6-speed DCT for the turbo-petrol engine, and a 6-speed iMT and 6-speed AT for the diesel engine—are anticipated to remain in place.
The Sonet facelift is expected to have a revamped 16-inch alloy wheel set, a modified front bumper, and a new Kia front grille that is positioned between LED headlights with updated sculpting. The vehicle’s modern attractiveness will be further enhanced by the addition of LED taillights that reach further down and a new tailgate design to the rear end.
A new digital instrument cluster is anticipated to be featured inside the Sonet makeover. The interior will also be updated with a new upholstery color choice. Upgrades are also planned for the switchgear and dashboard arrangement, which may take cues from the Kia Seltos facelift.
We anticipate ADAS to be added to the Kia Sonet facelift as well. Recently, similar technology was improved for its cousin, the Hyundai Venue.
The Sonet will continue to be competitive despite these improvements, with a starting price of about Rs 8 lakh (ex-showroom). It will still compete with vehicles in its class, such as the Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, and others.
Indian buyers are getting more and more excited about the new Kia Sonet facelift as the debut date draws near. They want to see how this upgraded compact SUV will reinvent driving dynamics and style within its segment.