After making a stellar debut with the Seltos in India, Kia expanded its presence in the SUV-dominated market in India with its next offering, the Sonet sub-compact SUV. Measuring under the four-meter mark, the Kia Sonet is positioned below the Seltos as Kia India’s most affordable product in the country. The Sonet was recently updated in April 2022 with new colour options, new features in lower variants and price revisions.
Available with a host of variants across the different engine and gearbox combinations, the Kia Sonet is available in six different variants. Here, we have compiled the prices, features, available powertrain combinations and dimensions of all the variants in which the Kia Sonet is being offered in India:
Variants and Prices
Manual and iMT Variants
The Kia Sonet is offered in three variants – HTE, HTK and HTK+ – with the combination of a 1.2-litre petrol engine and a 5-speed manual gearbox, and in four variants – HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+ – with the combination of a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and a 6-speed iMT gearbox. The combination of the 1.5-litre diesel engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox is offered in all the six variants in which the Sonet is on offer in India – HTE, HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+ and GTX+. The HTX+ and GTX+ variants are also offered with dual-tone paint options, which are priced around Rs 10,000 more than the regular HTX+ and GTX+ variants.
While the 1.2-petrol-manual variants are priced between Rs 7.15-9.05 lakh, the turbo-petrol-iMT variants are priced between Rs 9.99-12.55 lakh. The diesel-manual variants are priced between Rs 8.89 lakh and 12.95 lakh.
|Kia Seltos||1.2-litre petrol MT||1.0-litre turbo-petrol iMT||1.5-litre diesel MT|
|HTE||Rs 7.15 lakh||Rs 8.89 lakh|
|HTK||Rs 8.15 lakh||Rs 9.69 lakh|
|HTK+||Rs 9.05 lakh||Rs 9.99 lakh||Rs 10.35 lakh|
|HTX||Rs 10.79 lakh||Rs 11.19 lakh|
|HTX+||Rs 12.09 lakh||Rs 12.49 lakh|
|HTX+ Dual-tone||Rs 12.19 lakh||Rs 12.59 lakh|
|GTX+||Rs 12.45 lakh||Rs 12.85 lakh|
|GTX+ Dual-tone||Rs 12.55 lakh||Rs 12.95 lakh|
The Kia Seltos is available in two variants – HTX and GTX+ – with the combinations of 1.0-litre turbo-petrol with 7-speed DCT and 1.5-litre diesel with 6-speed AT. Here also, the GTX+ variant is offered with dual-tone paint options for Rs 10,000 extra. While the turbo-petrol-DCT variants are priced between Rs 11.39-13.19 lakh, the diesel-automatic variants are priced in the range of Rs 11.99-13.79 lakh.
|Kia Seltos||1.0-litre turbo-petrol||1.5-litre diesel|
|HTX||Rs 11.39 lakh||Rs 11.99 lakh|
|GTX+||Rs 13.09 lakh||Rs 13.69 lakh|
|GTX+ Dual-tone||Rs 13.19 lakh||Rs 13.79 lakh|
Engine and Transmission
There are three different powertrain options available for the buyers who are looking out for Kia Sonet. The range starts with a 1.2-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine, which is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox as standard and produces 83 PS of maximum power and 115 Nm of maximum torque. Then comes the 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which pumps out 120 PS of maximum power and 172 Nm of maximum torque. This powertrain is offered with a 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission choices.
There is also a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, which is available with two transmission choices of a 6-speed manual and a 6-speed torque converter. While the engine with the manual gearbox produces 100 PS of power and 240 Nm of torque, the same engine with the automatic gearbox churns out 115 PS of power and 250 Nm of torque.
|Specifications||1.2-litre petrol||1.0-litre turbo-petrol||1.5-litre diesel|
|Maximum power||83 PS @ 6,000 rpm||120 PS @ 6,000 rpm||100 PS @ 4,000 rpm (manual) / 115 PS @ 4,000 rpm (automatic)|
|Maximum torque||115 Nm @ 4,200 rpm||172 Nm @ 1,500-4,000 rpm||240 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm (manual) / 250 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm (automatic)|
|Transmission||5-speed manual||6-speed iMT/7-speed DCT||6-speed manual/6-speed AT|
|Fuel-efficiency||18.4 kmpl||18.2 kmpl (iMT), 18.3 kmpl (DCT)||24.1 km/l (manual), 19 km/l (AT)|
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Safety and Security Features
For the 2022 model, Kia made front and side airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system as standard across the entire range of Sonet, which starts from the base-spec HTE variant. This base variant also comes with ABS with EBD and rear parking sensors, while in the HTK variant, features like remote keyless entry and follow-me-home headlamps are added.
While the HTK+ variant adds in a rear camera above the HTK, the HTX variant adds in all the features of HTK and electronic stability control, brake assist, hill hold assist and vehicle stability management. Lastly, the HTX+ variant gets all the features of HTX and curtain airbags, while the top-spec GTX+ variant adds front parking sensors and ISOFIX mounts for child seats, in addition to all the features of the HTX+ variant.
|Kia Sonet||Safety features|
|HTE||Dual front and side airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, tire pressure monitoring system,|
|HTK||All features of HTE + remote keyless entry, follow-me-home headlamps|
|HTK+||All features of HTK + rear camera (additional electronic stability control, hill hold assist, vehicle stability management and brake assist in 1.0-petrol iMT version)|
|HTX||All features of HTK+ + electronic stability control, brake assist, hill hold assist, vehicle stability management|
|HTX+||All features of HTX + curtain airbags|
|GTX+||All features of HTX+ + front parking sensors, ISOFIX mounts for child seats|
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Visual, Comfort and Convenience Features
The Kia Sonet is easily the most well-equipped sub-four-meter compact SUV in the country today. It is loaded with a host of premium styling elements like LED headlamps and dual-functioning daytime running LEDs, projector fog lamps, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, roof rails, shark fin antenna and sunroof.
On the inside, the list of premium comfort and convenience features includes leather upholstery, a multi-functional steering wheel with audio, Bluetooth, voice commands, Kia Connect and cruise control buttons, ventilated front seats, wireless charger, 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, driver seat height adjustment, premium 7-speaker audio system from BOSE and rear window curtains.
The top-spec GT-Line variants also are adorned with sporty highlights like contrast red touches on front and rear skid plates, grille, alloy wheel hub caps, front brake pads, seats and steering wheel.
|Kia Sonet||Comfort and convenience features|
|HTE||15-inch steel wheels with wheel caps, black interior, semi-leatherette seats with contrast white stitching, front power windows, manual AC, rear AC vents, tilt-adjustable steering wheel, electrically-adjustable outside rearview mirrors, 3.5-inch MID in instrument console|
|HTK||All features of HTE + 16-inch steel wheels with wheel caps, rear power windows, driver seat height adjustment, steering-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls, sunglass holder|
|HTK+||All features of HTK + projector fog lamp, auto headlamps, front and rear silver skid plates, roof rails, shark fin antenna, rear defogger, chrome-finished grille, automatic climate control, electrically foldable outside rear view mirrors with LED turn indicators on them, rear defogger (additional sunroof in 1.0-petrol iMT version)|
|HTX||All features of HTK+ + LED headlamps with dual-functioning daytime running LEDs, 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, chrome door handles and window waistline, sunroof, dual-tone black and beige interior, 4.2-inch TFT MID in instrument console, leather finish on door trims, steering wheel and gear knob, cruise control, push start stop button, rear window curtains, remote engine start, rear centre armrest, adjustable headrests for rear seats (additional multi-drive and traction modes and paddle shifters in automatic variants)|
|HTX+||All features of HTX + leatherette seats, LED sound mood lights, rear wiper and washer, ventilated front seats, air purifier, auto-dimming inside rear view mirror with Kia Connect buttons|
|GTX+||All features of HTX+ + contrast red highlights on front and rear skid plates, alloy wheel hub caps, front disc brake pads, front grille, seat and steering wheel stitching, gloss black highlights in cabin, sporty alloy pedals, wireless charger|
Connectivity and Entertainment Features
The mid-spec HTK+ and HTX variants of the Kia Sonet are equipped with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto and a music system comprising of four speakers and two tweeters. On the other hand, the top-spec HTX+ and GTX+ variants get a bigger 10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto and a premium 7-speaker BOSE audio system.
The lower-spec HTK variant gets a basic 2-DIN audio system with four speakers, while the base-spec HTE variant completely misses out on an audio system. The Kia Sonet comes with a Kia Connect telematics package from the HTK+ variant onwards, with the top-spec HTX+ and GTX+ variants also getting AI voice recognition with the ‘Hello Kia’ wake-up command, Kia Connect button on the inside rearview mirror and OTA map updates.
|Kia Sonet||Connectivity and entertainment features|
|HTK||2-DIN audio system with four speakers|
|HTK+||8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, four speakers and two tweeters, Kia Connect with voice commands|
|HTX||All features of HTK+|
|HTX+||10.25-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, premium 7-speaker BOSE audio system, AI voice recognition with ‘Hello Kia’ wake-up command, OTA map updates|
|GTX+||All features of HTX+|
With a ground clearance of 205 mm and boot capacity of 392 litres, the Kia Sonet measures 3995 mm long, 1790 mm wide and 1625 mm tall. It also has a wheelbase of 2500 mm and a fuel tank capacity of 45 litres.
|Boot space||392 litres|
|Ground clearance||205 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||45 litres|
The Kia Sonet is one of the most expensive and premium sub-compact SUV on sale in India, which competes in an over-crowded segment comprising of rivals like Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Renault Kiger and Nissan Magnite.