The Kia Sonet is one of the most popular compact SUVs in India, thanks to its stylish design, feature-rich cabin, and powerful engine options. The Sonet was launch in India in August 2020 and has been a strong seller for the Korean brand ever since. However, with increasing competition from rivals like Tata Punch, Hyundai Exter, and Renault Kiger, Kia is gearing up to launch a facelifted version of the Sonet soon. The updated Sonet is expected to come with major design changes, new features, and revised prices. Here are some of the key details you need to know about the Kia Sonet Facelift like Interior Features, Expected Launch Date and Price in India.
Kia Sonet Facelift Interior Features Photos
The Sonet is already loaded with many premium features, such as a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, a 4.2-inch coloured instrument cluster, ventilated front seats, a Bose premium sound system with LED mood lights, and paddle shifters for the turbo DCT versions. The facelifted Sonet is likely to retain these features and add some more to enhance the comfort and convenience of the occupants. Some of the possible new features are:
- A wireless charger with cooling function
- A panoramic sunroof
- A rear-seat entertainment system with screens mounted on the front headrests
- A digital rear-view mirror
- A 360-degree camera
- A blind-spot monitor
- A head-up display
These features are expected to be offered in the higher variants of the Sonet Facelift, while the lower variants may get some minor tweaks in terms of upholstery shades and trims.
Expected Launch Date and Price in India
The Kia Sonet Facelift is expected to be launched in India by early 2024, as the test mules have been spotted on the roads recently. The facelift Sonet will be offers in six variants, namely HTE, HTK, HTK Plus, HTX, HTX Plus, and GTX Plus. The prices of the current Sonet range from Rs. 7.79 lakh to Rs. 13.09 lakh (ex-showroom). The facelifted Sonet is likely to see a price hike of around Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1 lakh across the variants, depending on the features and powertrain options.
To give you a quick overview of how the Kia Sonet Facelift compares with its main competitors in terms of specifications and prices, here is a table that summarizes the key data:
|Kia Sonet Facelift (expected)||1.2L NA petrol / 1.0L turbo petrol / 1.5L diesel||83hp / 120hp / 115hp||115Nm / 172Nm / 250Nm||5MT / 6iMT / 7DCT / 6AT||NA / NA / NA / NA||Rs. 8.29 lakh – Rs. 14.09 lakh|
|Tata Punch||1.2L NA petrol / 1.2L turbo petrol||86hp / 110hp||113Nm / 140Nm||5MT / AMT||18.8kmpl / 17kmpl||Rs. 5.49 lakh – Rs. 9.09 lakh|
|Hyundai Exter||1.0L turbo petrol / 1.5L diesel||120hp / 115hp||172Nm / 250Nm||iMT / DCT / MT / AT||NA / NA / NA / NA||Rs. NA – Rs. NA|
|Renault Kiger||1.0L NA petrol / 1.0L turbo petrol||72hp /100hp||96Nm/160Nm||5MT/AMT/CVT||20kmpl/20kmpl/19kmpl||Rs.5.64lakh-Rs.10lakh|
The Kia Sonet Facelift is expect to be a major upgrade over the current model, with significant changes in the exterior and interior design, as well as new features and technologies. The updated Sonet will also comply with the new RDE and BS6 Phase II emission norms that will come into effect from April 2023. The facelifted Sonet will face stiff competition from other compact SUVs in the market. But it will also have an edge over them with its premium appeal and performance.
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A: The Kia Sonet Facelift is expected to be launch in India by early 2024, as the test mules have been spotted on the roads recently.
A: The Kia Sonet Facelift is likely to offer new features such as:
wireless charger with cooling function
A panoramic sunroof
A rear-seat entertainment system
A digital rear-view mirror
A: The Kia Sonet Facelift is likely to cost between Rs. 8.29 lakh and Rs. 14.09 lakh (ex-showroom), depending on the variants and powertrain options. This is a price hike of around Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 1 lakh over the current model.