The Coronavirus Crisis has definitely put off many plans that automakers in India had and many new launches have been pushed ahead to a later date. That said, there are some carmakers who still are trying to meet the deadline and keep up with their commitment.
Kia Motors India has too confirmed that it will not delay the launch of its upcoming Kia Sonet subcompact SUV in India and will stick to the festive season timeline.
The South Korean carmaker had unveiled the Kia Sonet subcompact SUV in February this year at the Auto Expo 2020 and now has confirmed that the car will go on sale in India soon.
In fact, Kia Motors is quite optimistic about the success of the new product given that sales of compact vehicles are expected to go up as the industry gets back to normalcy and sales operations are back on the track post the COVID-19 situation.
The Kia Sonet was also spotted testing in India in April suggesting that though production and sales operations were stopped, the company continued with product development even during the lockdown as it’s not intending to postpone its launch.
Kia Sonet Specifications
The Sonet will be equipped with quite a few segment-first features. So expect the cabin to be loaded with features like ventilated seats, sun blinds, touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and Kia’s UVO connected car tech, auto climate control, electric sunroof, wireless charger and push-button start-stop among others.
It is likely to share engine options with the Hyundai Venue, so expect the 1.2-litre petrol, a 1.5-litre diesel and a 1.0-litre GDi turbo petrol engine on offer. Transmission options will include a 6-speed manual and a DCT automatic too, which will send power to the front wheels.