KIA Sonet Variants Explained - Prices, Recommended Variant
KIA Sonet Available in 6 Variants - HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+ Features & Specs
KIA is readying its Sonet compact SUV for launch in a few days and as we reach closer to its market introduction, more and more information is now being revealed about the Sonet. Now in this article we present to you the variants and what each offers in terms of features.
The Sonet would be available with a 1.2l petrol and a 1.0l turbo petrol with either a 5-speed manual or a iMT gearbox or a DCT automatic. The diesel will be a 1.5l engine which will have both, a 6-speed manual or a torque converter automatic.
For starters the Sonet would come in Tech Line and in GT line. The Tech line consists of HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX and HTX+ while the GT lines has just one trim in form of the GTX+. In terms of colour options you get Red + Black, White Pearl + Black and Beige Gold + Black while the single-tone portfolio has seven options: Glacier White Pearl, Steel Silver, Gravity Grey, Intense Red, Aurora Black Pearl, Intelligency Blue and Beige Gold. Now let us look into what each Sonet variant will offer, expected prices of each variant and our recommended variant to buy and why?
Sonet HTE | Petrol, Manual - Rs 7 Lakh (Expected) | Diesel, Manual - Rs 8.5 Lakh (Expected)
This is the base variant and is available with the 1.2l petrol and the 1.5l diesel manual. It gets the basic safety equipment as standard like ABS with EBD, dual airbags, rear parking sensors, 15inch steel wheels but there are also electrically adjustable ORVMs, tilt adjustable steering, front power windows, rear ac vents and both front/rear USB charging.
Sonet HTK | Petrol, Manual - Rs 7.4 Lakh (Expected) | Diesel, Manual - Rs 9 Lakh (Expected)
This is also available with the 1.2l petrol and the 1.5l diesel manual. However here you get 16 inch wheels with covers, driver’s seat height adjust, remote locking, rear power windows, steering mounted controls, 2-DIN audio system and yes even UVO connected tech. It also has all black interiors but there are leatherette seats now.
Sonet HTK+ | Petrol, Manual - Rs 8.0 Lakh (Expected) | Petrol, Semi-Auto iMT - Rs 9.3 Lakh (Expected) | Petrol, DCT Auto - Rs 10.50 Lakh (Expected) | Diesel, Manual - Rs 9.9 Lakh (Expected) | Diesel, Auto - Rs 10.9 Lakh (Expected)
This is available with the 1.2l petrol, 1.0 turbo petrol in both DCT and iMT plus the 1.5 diesel in both manual and automatic. Over and above you get Auto headlamps, ORVMs with turn indicators integrated, drive modes, ESC, hill-start assist. Some of these features are for the 1.0 DCT only though. However elsewhere you do have power folding ORVMs, rear defogger, auto climate control, 8 inch touchscreen, 4 speakers and 2 tweeters, rear view camera with guidelines for parking.
Sonet HTX | 1.0 Turbo Petrol, Semi-Auto iMT - Rs 10.1 Lakh (Expected) | Diesel, Manual - Rs 10.9 Lakh (Expected)
This is available for the 1.0 turbo petrol iMT and the 1.5l diesel manual. Over and above you get auto LED headlamps with projectors, sunroof, cruise control, keyless entry, remote engine start in UVO, beige and black cabin, rear centre armrest, ISOFIX child seat mounts, adjustable headrest at rear, rear DRLs.
Sonet HTX+ | 1.0 Turbo Petrol, Semi-Auto iMT - Rs 10.8 Lakh (Expected) | Diesel, Manual - Rs 11.5 Lakh (Expected)
This is available also with the 1.0 petrol iMT and the 1.5 diesel manual. Over and above you get a rear washer and wiper, 16 inch alloys, tyre pressure monitoring system, leather, ventilated and cooled seats at front, air purifier, 10.25 inch touchscreen, full UVO feature, 7-speaker Bose audio, sound ambient lighting.
Sonet GTX+ | Petrol, Semi-Auto iMT - Rs 11.5 Lakh (Expected) | Petrol, DCT Auto - Rs 12.5 Lakh (Expected) | Diesel, Manual - Rs 12.2 Lakh (Expected) | Diesel, Auto - Rs 13 Lakh (Expected)
This is available on the 1.0 turbo petrol iMT and the DCT while also on the 1.5l diesel manual and automatic. Over and above you get 6 airbags, ESC, hill-start, front parking sensors and also a wireless charger for your phone.
Which Kia Sonet Variant to Buy?
Kia Sonet has made an impressive start with over 10,000 bookings in less than 1 week. Based on the market response, the Sonet with Automatic transmission is more popular than the manual transmission. The fully loaded top spec 1.0 litre Turbo Petrol DCT GT Line GTX+ and 1.5 litre Diesel GTX+ with Automatic Transmission with all the tech, comfort and connected features are in highest demand and the one your heart will want to buy.
For value buyers, we would recommend the mid variant of Kia Sonet Tech Line HTK+ which is available with 1.2l petrol and 1.0 turbo petrol with the option of super smooth DCT automatic or iMT semi-automatic transmission for everyday driving. The Sonet HTK+ is the only variant available with all 3 engine and 4 transmission options along with decent amount of comfort and tech features for sensible money ( expected ex-showroom price Rs 9.3-10.5 lakhs for iMT and DCT ). HTK+ would be the right value for money Kia Sonet to buy.
The Kia Sonet test drive will start by Sept 7th and you can schedule a test drive online or at your nearest Kia dealer
Also read- KIA Sonet first look
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