New Delhi : Even before its launch in India, pictures of Kia Sonet facelift have been leaked. This car is expected to be launched in December 2023. The exterior design of Sonet facelift has been shown in leaked pictures. From the spy shots of this car, it is being speculated that the Kia Sonet will get a revised headlamp setup with integrated DRL which is now making its way into the front bumper.
Kia Sonet exterior and interior design
After seeing the spy shots, media reports are speculating that the new Sonet facelift looks like a shrunken Seltos. In this, the main headlamp design has been continued without any change, but the DRL associated with it gets a new treatment. A minor update is also seen in the front bumper. The look of alloy wheels is also dual tone, which looks better than the current wheels. Talking about its back side, it is very similar to the new Seltos.
It also gets a new thicker bumper with a connected tail-lamp treatment. These new wraparound tail-lamps are larger and give a much more aggressive look to the rear styling. As already revealed, the interiors of the Sonet in its new avatar will get new colours, a new digital instrument cluster as well as a new center console. Which will replace the stack of buttons.
kia sonet engine
Now if we talk about the engine of Kia Sonet facelift, no changes will be seen in it. That means the existing 1.2 L aspirated petrol will remain intact along with the flagship turbo petrol unit and 1.5 L diesel. In its current form, Sonet remains a popular car, but it is facing tough competition. Because in this segment, along with the new Hyundai Venue, many other rivals including the new Tata Nexon have been launched. At present, Sonet is lagging behind Seltos in terms of sales, but has become a big seller in the sub-4 meter segment.
kia sonet powertrain
Powertrain options for the Kia Sonet facelift are expected to be taken from the existing model. These include 1.2-litre NA petrol motor, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and 1.5-litre diesel mill. Prices of this updated rival to Tata Nexon, Maruti Brezza and Hyundai Venue will be revealed later this year.
Features of Kia Sonet
However, many existing features will remain intact. Which includes features like 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 7-speaker Bose audio system, UVO connected car technology, voice command, ventilated front seats, an air purifier, 6 airbags, ABS with EBD. Apart from this, wireless phone charger, traction control, drive mode, hill start assist control, front and rear parking sensors and tire pressure monitoring system will be available.