2021 Kia Sonet specs, features, performance, variants, and price

  • One of the best-selling sub-four metre compact SUV. 
  • The perfect mixture of sportiness, comfort, advanced features, and thrilling performance. 
  • Available in 6 amazing variants. 

2021 Kia Sonet is the third vehicle launched by the South Korean automobile company in India. Kia Sonet is a Sub 4 meter compact-SUV. It has the same underpinnings and powertrains as Hyundai Venue. A Compact SUV with sportiness, comfort, advanced features, and amazing performance. 

2021 Kia Sonet Front
Image credit: Kia

2021 Kia Sonet- Engine & Performance

The Kia Sonet offers both petrol and diesel options. It shares its engines with Hyundai Venue. It offers 3 engine options. They are 1 diesel and 2 petrol variants. 

One of the petrol versions has a 1.2L naturally aspirated engine. This generates a power of 83 bhp and a maximum torque of 115 nm. It comes mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. 

The other petrol engine has a 1.0L T-GDI engine. This generates a power of 120 bhp and a maximum torque of 172 nm. This variant is either offered with 7 speed DCT automatic or 6-speed iMT. 

1.5L diesel engine powers the CRDi variant. This produces a power of 100 bhp and a maximum torque of 240 Nm. The CRDi variant of Sonet comes mated 6-speed manual transmission.  The diesel variant is offered in 2 modes of tune. They are lower states of tune and higher states of tune. The lower state of tune produces 100 BHP and 240 nm of torque. The higher state of tune has 115 BHP and a maximum of 250 nm of torque.

Kia Sonet – Exteriors

2021 Kia Sonet has got a very funky and chic exterior styling and design. Like other Kia cars, this one also features the brand’s signature tiger nose grille finished in black gloss. This is accompanied with a knurled Chrome lip at the bottom. The lines and cuts on the bumper makes it look very aggressive. The LED headlamps and projector fog lamps are quite intimidating. The 16 inch alloy wheels have got diamond cut on it, which grabs all the attention from the side view. It is tall and wide which makes it look a bit like SUV. The rear part is not less than the front part. It looks quite interesting. It has got striking heart beats shape DRLs on the LED taillamps. On GT line version, there is faux insert on the rear bumper giving it a red treatment. 

2021 Kia Sonet – Interiors

2021 Kia Sonet dashboard - DIC and infortainment system

The Kia Sonet have used very premium materials in its Interiors. It has God paddle shifters for quick gear shift. This allows all the passengers to have a thrilling driving experience. To have a more comfortable journey rear door sunshade cutain is offered. This will protect the passengers from direct sunlight. The sunroof offered by the Kia sonet is voice controlled. The sunroof will open and close through your voice command. It offers multiple driving modes. The driving modes are Normal, Eco and Sport. It also offers 3 traction modes. These are Mud, Snow and Sand. These features are offered in HTX DCT, HTX AT, GTX+ DCT and GTX+ AT variants. The interiors also have an electric sunroof.

Kia's branded tiger nose grille. 2021 Kia Sonet

Safety features

The Kia sonnet includes a lot of advanced safety features in its safety net. The safety features are- 6 airbags, electronic stability control and vehicle stability management, front parking sensors, and tire pressure monitor. 

Fuel Efficiency

The Kia Sonet offers one of the best fuel mileage. According to the EPA, it manages the fuel efficiency of 16.28 kmpl in the cities and 21.90 kmpl on the highways.

Kia Sonet – Variants & Color Schemes

The Kia Sonet is offered in 6 amazing variants. These variants are: HTE, HTK, HTK Plus, HTX, HTX Plus and GTX Plus. The Kia Sonnet offers wide colour scheme. It has got 10 vibrant colours in it. These colours are: Intense Red, Glacier White Pearl, Beige Gold with Aurora Black Pearl, Steel Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Beige Gold, Intelligence Blue, Glacier White Pearl with Aurora Black Pearl, Gravity Grey and Intense Red with Aurora Black Pearl. 

The Kia sonnet has a premium styling loaded with updated features. The best part that attracts a lot of customers is that it offers loads of powertrain options.  It gives neck to neck competition to the Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV 300, Renault Kiger, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Hyundai Venue, and Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza.  

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