Upgraded Kia Sonet facelift: Enhanced Style, Comfort, and Performance and Safety

With nearly all the details out about the upgraded Kia Sonet and the model already available at some dealerships, the only remaining vital information is the SUV’s launch date. Kia Sonet Facelift will set new standards for style and comfort. Get ready for an exclusive look at the advanced features and safety improvements that will enhance your driving experience.

The Korean brand has announced that the new Sonet will start being delivered in February 2024, except for the diesel-manual versions, which will arrive in March 2024.

Exterior Changes

The Kia Sonet has a significantly different design compared to the current model. It has a completely new front face with a redesigned grille, bumper, and skid plate. The front also has a new LED headlight unit with LED DRLs. The side profile remains unchanged, except for the introduction of new alloy wheels. At the rear, the facelifted Sonet showcases a new bumper, silver skid plate, and redesigned LED taillights. Overall, the new generation Sonet facelift has a bolder and more aggressive appearance compared to its predecessor.

Cabin Updates

Inside the cabin, the new Sonet facelift is expected to have a new dashboard layout and a new steering wheel. It is also expected to have premium leather seats, touch-based controls at various places, and other unique elements.

Kia Sonet facelift Specifications

  • Engine
    • 1.2-litre Petrol
    • 1-litre Turbo-petrol
    • 1.5-litre Diesel
  • Power
    • 83 PS
    • 120 PS
    • 116 PS
  • Torque
    • 115 Nm
    • 172 Nm
    • 250 Nm
  • Transmission
    • 5-speed MT
    • 6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT
    • 6-speed iMT, 6-speed MT (new), 6-speed AT
  • Mileage
    • 18.83 kmpl
    • 18.7 kmpl, 19.2 kmpl
    • 22.3 kmpl (T.B.D.), 18.6 kmpl

In terms of features, the updated Sonet comes with a large touchscreen infotainment system, digital instrument cluster, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. It also offers premium features such as voice assist, sunroof, height-adjustable driver seat, ventilated seats, dual-zone climate control, air purifier, wireless mobile charging, dedicated rear AC vents, and a premium sound system. Find out more about the Stunning Redesign of the New Skoda Superb 2024!

Safety Features

As for safety, the new Sonet facelift is expected to come with advanced safety technologies. It is rumored to be equipped with some ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) features, although no official confirmation has been made yet. Additionally, standard safety features are expected to include six airbags, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring system, hill hold assist, a 360-degree camera, rear parking sensors, and ISOFIX child seat anchors.

Engine Options

Under the hood, the Kia Sonet facelift is likely to retain the existing engine options. It may offer a 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine generating 120 horsepower and 172 Nm of torque, a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine producing 83 horsepower and 115 Nm of torque. There might also be a diesel variant powered by a 1.5-liter diesel engine that delivers 115 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque.

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Expected Price in India

The upcoming Kia Sonet is anticipated to be priced between 8 lakh to 15 lakh rupees (ex-showroom) in the Indian market.

ModelPrice Range (Ex-showroom)
Sonet LXI8 lakh – 8.5 lakh
Sonet HTK9 lakh – 9.5 lakh
Sonet HTK+9.5 lakh – 10 lakh
Sonet HTX10.5 lakh – 11 lakh
Sonet HTX+11 lakh – 12 lakh
Sonet GTX12 lakh – 12.5 lakh
Sonet GTX+13 lakh – 14 lakh
Sonet GTX+ DT14 lakh – 15 lakh

Please note that these prices are approximate and may vary depending on the location and selected options. It’s always recommended to contact your local Kia dealership for the most accurate and up-to-date pricing information.

Kia Sonet facelift rivals

When considering the Kia Sonet facelift’s rivals in the Indian market, it competes with several popular models in the subcompact SUV segment. The main rivals of the Kia Sonet facelift include:

  1. Hyundai Venue
  2. Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza
  3. Tata Nexon
  4. Ford EcoSport
  5. Nissan Magnite
  6. Renault Kiger
  7. Mahindra XUV300

These vehicles are among the top contenders in the subcompact SUV category and are likely to directly compete with the updated Kia Sonet in terms of features, specifications, and pricing.