Automobile

Kia Sonet Launched At Rs 6.71 Lakh; How Does It Stack Up Against Hyundai Venue?

Published by
OB Bureau

New Delhi: Kia officially launched its highly-anticipated urban SUV Sonet in India at a starting price of Rs 6.71 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Sonet, modelled on the Hyundai Venue, has generated a lot of buzz following the success of the elder sibling Seltos. Here are the prices:

The Hyundai Venue, its biggest competition starts at a price of Rs 6.75 lakh for the E petrol variant. Here is a detailed list of Venue’s higher models:

SX Diesel Sport manual diesel – Rs 10.30 lakh
SX Dual Tone manual diesel – Rs 10.35 lakh
SX Opt Turbo manual petrol – Rs 10.90 lakh
SX Opt iMT petrol – Rs 11.20 lakh
SX Opt Turbo DT manual petrol – Rs 11.25 lakh
SX Opt manual diesel – Rs 11.46 lakh
SX Opt Sport manual diesel – Rs 11.52 lakh
SX Plus Turbo DCT DT auto petrol – Rs 11.63 lakh.

On close comparison, one can see that on the top-end, the Venue is priced lower than the Sonet though both cars essentially start at similar prices.

Engine-wise, both cars come with 3 options – 1.0-litre turbo GDi (118BHP), 1.2-litre petrol (82BHP), and a 1.5-litre diesel (113BHP) mill. Transmission-wise, there’s 5-speed MT, 6-speed iMT, 6-speed MT, and 6-speed AT.

The top GT Line gets sporty red accents on the exterior and contrast red stitching on the interior like the Seltos.

Kia, like its other products, has loaded the Sonet with gadgets and gizmos. There’s a sunroof, leatherette upholstery, ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, cruise control, an air purifier, a Bose audio system, a 10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the brand’s ‘UVO’ connected car tech and much more.

Front Ventilated Seats

The top-spec GTX+ variant gets six airbags, ESC, front parking sensors, an all-black cabin, Bose 7-speaker system and a wireless phone charger in addition to the above features.

Air Purifier

Kia has so far received 25,000 bookings for the Sonet, and there has been more demand for higher-spec models, claims the company. The waiting periods for the HTX, HTX+ and GTX+ are around 4-5 weeks while that of the HTE petrol is nearly 9 weeks.

 

OB Bureau

Recent Posts

Puri Heritage Corridor Project: Aparajita Fires ‘Conflict Of Interest’ Salvo At Jagannath Temple Admn Boss

Bhubaneswar: Having put the Odisha government in the dock with regard to the Puri Heritage…

May 16, 2022

Fostering Bonds Through Street Food Culture In Bhubaneswar’s Silicon Valley

Bhubaneswar: As the clock strikes 5.30 in the evening, the eateries and food trucks in…

May 16, 2022

COVID Daily Count Drops To Single Digit In Odisha Again

Bhubaneswar: After a gap of six days, the daily COVID count in Odisha dropped to…

May 16, 2022

Priyanka Gandhi To Visit Odisha Soon On Revamp Congress Mission

Bhubaneswar: General secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) Priyanka Gandhi will soon visit…

May 16, 2022

‘Nanda’, Kunki Elephant Dies At Chandaka Sanctuary In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The ailing kunki elephant ‘Nanda’ died at Chandaka-Dampara sanctuary, on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar,…

May 16, 2022

Brajarajnagar Bypoll In Odisha: BJD Assigns Responsibilities To Ministers, MPs & MLAs

Bhubaneswar: After opposition BJP and Congress announced their lists of star campaigners for byelection to…

May 15, 2022