Kia Sonet 2020 review
The Sonet features Kia’s traditional ‘Tiger Nose’ grille coupled with LED headlights and LED DRLs, LED taillamps and 16-inch dual tone alloy wheels. Cabin highlights include a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, UVO connected car tech, wireless charging and a Bose 7-speaker sound system. Under the hood, the Sonet is powered by 1.2-litre petrol, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engine options with upto five transmission combinations to choose from.
The Kia Sonet is loaded with features like a 10.25-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay,UVO connected car tech,LED sound mood lighting, a 7-speaker Bose sound system, cruise control, and a coloured multi-info display. Other bits include a sunroof, ventilated front seats, automatic headlamps and keyless entry with push-button start. On the safety front, it features six airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors with a rearview camera, electronic stability control, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.
Under the hood,the Sonet is offered with three engine options: an 83PS 1.2-litre petrol, a 120PS 1.0-litre turbo petrol, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine in 100PS (MT) and 115PS (AT) states of tune. While the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines are offered with a manual transmission, the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol gets the iMT (Intelligent Manual Transmission) clutchless manual only. Automatic transmission options are only available for the 1.5-litre diesel and 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engines, with the diesel option utilising a proper 6-speed torque converter, unlike its rivals which come with an AMT. Fuel efficiency figures are rated at 18.4kmpl(1.2-litre petrol MT), 18.2/18.3kmpl(1.0-litre turbo-petrol MT/DCT), and 24.1/19kmpl(1.5-litre diesel MT/AT)