The Kia Sonnet was the fourth best-selling SUV in India in August 2021 after the likes of Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Tata Nexon and Hyundai Venue
Kia Sonet, launched in India in September 2020, has crossed the 1 lakh unit sales milestone. This is a remarkable milestone as it was achieved within 12 months of launch. Priced at Rs 6.79 lakh, the Sonnet accounts for almost 17 per cent in this segment and 32 per cent in Kia India’s total sales.
In-demand sonnet variants
In the Sonnet variant, it is a 1.5-litre diesel engine with automatic transmission that contributes to 10 per cent of the total sales while the top spec variant contributes around 64 per cent of the sales. IMT technology has been seen to contribute to one-fourth of sales.
It may also be mentioned that the Kia Sonnet is the only car in its segment to offer a diesel engine with torque-converter AT. Apart from the Sonnet, Kia India also sells the Seltos SUV and the Carnival MPV in India.
Kia Sonet has been introduced in 17 variants. It gets 10 segment first features including rear door sunshade curtains, paddle shifters, voice operated sunroof with safety equipment including Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Brake Assist (BA), Hill Assist Control Huh. (HAC) in the lower variants.
Kia Sonnet Anniversary Edition?
Seltos is the first car launched in India. Kia launched the anniversary edition of the Seltos on its first anniversary. Kia launched the Seltos X-Line on its second anniversary. Will Kia launch a new anniversary edition of Sonet to celebrate its success in India?
If launched, the Kia Sonnet Anniversary Edition could get contrast exteriors, new front skid plate and diffuser along with colorful accents on its fog lamp housing and rear bumper. This piano could sport black alloy wheels with black ORVMs, spoiler and roof line. Its exterior will be for the Seltos Anniversary Edition, which will be seen with first anniversary badging with orange accents.
The interiors of the Sonnet Anniversary Edition will be seen in black color with sporty orange accents. It will retain features like electronic sunroof, ventilated front seats and multi drive mode as seen on the regular Kia Sonnet.
The Kia Sonet is offered in two petrol and one diesel engine options. The 1.2 litre, 4 cylinder petrol engine makes 83 hp power and 11 Nm torque while the 1.0 litre, 3 cylinder turbo makes 120 hp power and 172 Nm torque. The diesel engine lineup includes a 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder engine that powers the Seltos as well. This engine is available in two modes, one makes 100 hp power and 240 Nm torque and the other makes 115 hp power and 250 Nm torque. Transmission options include 6 speed manual and 6 speed AT respectively.