Kia Sonnet accounts for about 32% of its total sales in India. The Sonet was Kia's third offering in India after the Seltos SUV and the Carnival MPV. Read the details.
New Delhi: Kia's subcompact SUV Sonet has achieved a big milestone in terms of sales within a year of its launch. The South Korean carmaker has announced that it has sold one lakh units of the Sonet SUV since its launch last year.
Kia has said that the Sonnet accounts for about 32% of its total sales in India. The Sonet was Kia's third offering in India after the Seltos SUV and the Carnival MPV.
On the occasion of this new achievement, the company has issued a statement saying that – At the time Sonet was launched, the auto sector was facing the biggest slowdown in history due to the Kovid-19 pandemic. But despite this, Sonnet managed to perform well due to its segment-leading features and looks.
Kia also said that the IMT variant accounts for a quarter of the total sales of this car, which shows that this model has revolutionized the new technology front. We are committed to provide a new age driving experience to our customers across all segments.
Kia earlier this year launched the facelift version of the Sonet SUV in May, in which the Sonet got features like paddle shifters. Apart from this, the Sonet also got 10 new features like first-in-segment rear door sunshade curtains and voice commands to operate the sunroof. Its lower variants also get features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), Brake Assist (BA), Hill Assist Control (HAC).
The Kia Sonet comes with a total of three engine options in the Indian market, these include two petrol engines and one diesel engine. The 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine given in it generates 120PS of power and 172Nm of torque. The second 1.2-litre petrol engine generates 83PS of power and 115Nm of torque. Its price is between Rs 6.79 lakh to Rs 13.35 lakh.
In the Indian market, the Kia Sonet competes with the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300 and Tata Nexon.