Kia Launches New Sonet With ADAS At Introductory Price Of INR 7.99 Lakh

Mobility Outlook Bureau
12 Jan 2024
02:13 PM
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Customers can book the New Sonet through the official Kia India website, or at authorised dealerships with an initial booking amount of INR 25,000.

Kia Launches New Sonet mobility outlook

Kia India has launched its latest iteration of the Compact SUV - the New Sonet, featuring Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) at a special introductory price starting from INR 7.99 Lakh (ex-showroom) nationwide. The new Sonet comes with a comprehensive line-up of 19 variants, offering a diverse range of choices for consumers.

The New Sonet boasts an impressive set of safety features, including 10 ADAS and 15 Hi-safety features, making it a standout in the compact SUV segment. With 70+ Connected Car features, including innovative functionalities like 'Find My Car with SVM' providing a surround view of the car's vicinity and Hinglish commands for a more comfortable drive, the New Sonet aims to redefine the driving experience.

The 19 available variants are categorised into 3 Petrol and 5 Diesel Manuals, 3 Petrol and 2 Diesel Intelligent Manual Transmissions (iMT), 3 Petrol with 7DCT, and 3 Diesel Automatics. The Diesel 6MT variants range between INR 9.79 to 13.69 Lakh, offering a variety of choices for consumers based on their preferences.

One of the key highlights of the New Sonet is its lowest maintenance cost in the segment, being 16% and 14% lower than the segment average for Petrol and Diesel variants, respectively. This cost-efficient aspect is expected to resonate well with budget-conscious consumers.

The New Sonet introduces Segment-best ADAS Level 1, providing 10 autonomous functions, available in the top-of-the-line variants for both diesel and petrol engines. The inclusion of 6 Airbags, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) as standard features across variants enhances the overall safety proposition.

Myung-sik Sohn, Chief Sales and Business Strategy Officer, Kia India, expressed Kia's commitment to adding more premium appeal the compact SUV segment. He highlighted the enhanced value-for-money proposition, low maintenance, and top-tier safety features, making the New Sonet a compelling choice for consumers. Sohn mentioned that keeping the price competitive was a conscious decision to make the Sonet more accessible to a wider audience.

The New Sonet incorporates 10 best-in-segment features, such as Dual Screen Connected Panel Design, Rear Door Sunshade Curtain, and All Door Power Window with one-touch Auto up/down with Safety. Additionally, it introduces an uplifted front facade with a new grille and new bumper design, Crown Jewel LED Headlamps, R16 Crystal Cut Alloy Wheels, and Star Map LED Connected Tail Lamps.

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