The Kia Sonet is all-new, developed and engineered from the ground-up jointly between Kia Motors India and Kia’s global R&D headquarters in Namyang, South Korea. Contributing to the Sonet’s SUV stance is its proportions. At 4 120 mm long, sitting on a wheelbase measuring 2 500 mm, it’s one of the largest and most spacious vehicles in the B-SUV segment.
The Sonet is offered in seven one-tone exterior colours: Glacier White, Steel Silver, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black, Beige Gold, Intense Red and Intelligency Blue. Customers keen to express themselves a bit more may opt for one of four two-tone exterior colour options: Glacier White or Intense Red with a black roof, or Gravity Grey or Intelligency Blue with a white roof.
The Sonet is offered with a new engine for the South African market. Kia’s fuel-efficient 1.5 MPI petrol engine boasts outputs of 85 kW at 6 300 rpm and 144 Nm of torque at 4 500 rpm. Customers have a choice between a 6-speed manual gearbox or a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Inside, the Sonet offers a sophisticated cabin with an 8.0-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system that incorporates a reverse camera with dynamic guidelines, as standard fitment throughout the range. The setup offers Kia’s voice-control technology and sports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality.
|Model||Recommended Retail Price incl. VAT|
|Sonet 1.5 LX Manual||R264 995|
|Sonet 1.5 LX CVT||R285 995|
|Sonet 1.5 EX Manual||R284 995|
|Sonet 1.5 EX CVT||R305 995|
All Sonet models ship as standard with Kia’s unlimited km, 5-year warranty (inclusive of Roadside Assistance), as well as a prepaid 4-year / 60 000 km service plan.