Kia Sonet price; updated engine; gearbox; rivals


The updated Sonet diesel loses the manual. The engine is available in a single state of tune with an iMT or an AT.

Kia has updated the Sonet to comply with the new RDE and E20 fuel norms. The changes have led to a Rs 10,000-50,000 price hike, with the compact SUV now ranging between Rs 7.79 lakh-14.89 lakh (ex-showroom, Navi Mumbai).

  1. Petrol engines specifications unchanged
  2. Diesel engine gets a single state of tune
  3. Rs 50,000 hike on all diesel models
Kia Seltos BS6 II updated prices
1.2 Petrol Manual 1.0 Turbo-Petrol IMT 1.0 Turbo-Petrol DCT 1.5 Diesel IMT 1.5 Diesel AT
HTE Rs 7.79 Lakh Rs 9.95 Lakh
HTK Rs 8.70 Lakh Rs 10.69 Lakh
HTK+ Rs 9.64 Lakh Rs 10.49 Lakh Rs 11.39 Lakh
HTX Rs 11.45 Lakh Rs 11.99 Lakh Rs 12.25 Lakh Rs 13.05 Lakh
HTX+ Rs 12.75 Lakh Rs 13.55 Lakh
GTX+ Rs 13.09 Lakh Rs 13.69 Lakh Rs 13.89 Lakh Rs 14.69 Lakh
X Line Rs 13.89 Lakh Rs 14.89 Lakh


The Kia Sonet was previously available in two states of tune for its diesel engine – 115hp with the torque converter and 100hp with the 5-speed manual gearbox. Kia has now revised the diesel line-up in order to meet RDE standards, and, in the process, standardised the power output to 116hp across both variants. They have also dropped the 5-speed manual gearbox in favour of an iMT(intelligent manual gearbox). All variants of the Kia Sonet get a uniform Rs 50,000 price hike across the board.

The petrol line-up of the Sonet remains fairly unchanged apart from the fact that they are now RDE compliant and can run on E20 fuel, which is a blend of 20 percent ethanol and 80 percent petrol. The Sonet continues to get two petrol engines, an 83hp, 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol and a 120hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine. The petrol variants will continue to be offered with the same transmissions as before – a 7-speed DCT, an IMT and a 5-speed manual. The petrol line-up has seen a price increase between Rs 10,000-25,000.

The Kia Sonet also offers a long equipment list, including various segment-first features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen, cooled front seats, ambient lighting, a Bose sound system, connected car tech and more. The Kia Sonet faces tough competition from the Hyundai Venue, the Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV 300.

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