The South Korean carmaker Kia had showcased the car at the Auto Expo 2020 earlier this year.
We expect it to launch during the Diwali Season. There will be plenty of changes to the production model compared to the concept car shown at the Expo.
This is the concept version shown by Kia at the Auto Expo 2020.
There has been no confirmation about the engine options on offer, but there is a lot of speculation about that.
The Kia Sonet will share its engines with the Hyundai Venue, with which it also shares its platform. The Venue is available with three engine options. The first one is a naturally aspirated inline-4 petrol 1.2-litre unit producing 83PS and 114 Nm.
The second one is a 1.5-litre, inline-4, turbocharged diesel motor, which can generate 100PS and 220 Nm.
The last one is a 1.0-litre, inline-3, turbocharged petrol motor, with 120PS and 171 Nm. Expect the Sonet to have the same power plants under its hood.
Transmission options on Kia’s subcompact SUV will include an iMT(intelligent manual transmission). Other than that there will be a regular manual gearbox (5- and 6-speed) and a DCT as well.