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2023 Kia Seltos Facelift Vs Kia Sonet: Which One To Buy?

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Kia is one of the most popular car brands in India, offering a range of SUVs that cater to different segments and budgets. Two of its best-selling models are the Seltos and the Sonet, which have recently received some updates for 2023. But Here we are comparing both Kia Seltos Facelift Vs Kia Sonet! Let’s find out.

Kia Seltos Facelift Vs Kia Sonet
Kia Seltos Facelift Vs Kia Sonet

Design and Dimensions

Both the Seltos and the Sonet are based on the same platform, but they have distinct design identities. Seltos is a mid-size SUV that looks more premium and mature, while the Sonet is a compact SUV that looks more sporty and aggressive. The Seltos facelift gets a redesigned grille, headlamps, bumpers and tailgate, while the Sonet remains largely unchanged except for a new logo and some new colours.

Kia Seltos is bigger than the Sonet in terms of dimensions, as shown in the table below:

Length4315 mm3995 mm
Width1800 mm1790 mm
Height1620 mm1642 mm
Wheelbase2610 mm2500 mm
Boot Space433 L392 L

The Seltos offers more space and comfort for the passengers, while the Sonet is easier to maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Engine and Performance

Seltos Facelift Vs Sonet

Both the Seltos and the Sonet offer a variety of engine and transmission options to suit different preferences and needs. The Seltos facelift gets a new 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine that replaces the old 1.4-litre unit, while the Sonet gets a new 6-speed iMT gearbox for its diesel engine. The table below summarizes the engine and performance details of both the SUVs:

Petrol1.2 L NA (83 PS/115 Nm)
1.5 L Turbo (160 PS/253 Nm)
1.2 L NA (83 PS/115 Nm)
1.0 L Turbo (120 PS/172 Nm)
Diesel1.5 L Turbo (115 PS/250 Nm)1.5 L Turbo (100 PS/240 Nm)
1.5 L Turbo (116 PS/250 Nm)
TransmissionPetrol: 5 MT/CVT
Diesel: 6 MT/iMT/AT
Petrol: 5 MT/iMT/DCT
Diesel: 6 MT/iMT/AT

The Seltos offers more power and torque than the Sonet in both petrol and diesel engines, while the Sonet offers more gearbox options than the Seltos.

Seltos Facelift Vs Sonet Features and Technology

Both the Seltos and the Sonet are loaded with features and technology that make them stand out in their segments. Some of the common features that they share are:

  • A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Kia Connect
  • A digital instrument cluster
  • A sunroof
  • LED headlamps and tail lamps
  • Wireless charging
  • Rear AC vents
  • Cruise control
  • Keyless entry and push-button start

Some of the features that are exclusive to the Seltos are:

  • A Bose premium sound system with LED sound mood lights
  • Front ventilated seats
  • A smart air purifier with virus protection
  • Multi-drive modes and traction control
  • A rotary dial for automatic transmission
  • ADAS features such as smart cruise control, highway driving assist, surround view monitor, automatic high beams and remote smart parking assist

Also Some of the features that are exclusive to the Sonet are:

  • Paddle shifters for a more immersive driving experience
  • Rear seat back folding knob
  • Front and side airbags
  • Highline tyre pressure monitor

Kia Seltos Facelift Vs Kia Sonet Price

The price of the Seltos facelift ranges from Rs. 10.89 lakh to Rs. 19.65 lakh, while the price of the Sonet ranges from Rs. 7.79 lakh to Rs. 14.89 lakh (ex-showroom). The Seltos is more expensive than the Sonet, but it also offers more space, performance, features and technology. The Sonet is more affordable than the Seltos, but it also offers less space, performance, features and technology.

The choice between the Seltos and the Sonet depends on your budget, preferences and needs. If you want a more premium and spacious SUV with better performance and more advanced features, then the Seltos is the one for you. If you want a more compact and sporty SUV with decent performance and features, then the Sonet is the one for you.

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Siddharth Antre

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Anup Nair

    The information are not correct. Ventilated seats, Bose premium sound system and smart air purifier are there in Sonet as well.

  2. Bahadur

    sonet has all the features except rotary dials and ADAS

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