Kia Sonata Facelift Teaser: Kia Motors has released the second teaser image of its new generation Sonet in the Indian market, with the company confirming that it will be introduced in the Indian market with ADAS technology. The Kia Sonet is going to be the second SUV in the subcompact SUV segment, to be offered with ADAS technology. The Hyundai Venue N line is the first to come with Level 1 ADAS technology in the Indian market.
Kia Sonet Facelift New Teaser
According to the new teaser image, the Kia Sonet is going to get an integrated LED taillight unit and a stop lamp at the rear with a classy design. Earlier another teaser image was revealed, which gave all the information about its front profile.
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New Sonnet World Premiere – December 14 at 12 noon. I’m in! I
— Kia India (@KiaInd) December 6, 2023
At the front, it is going to get LED headlight and fog light unit with new L-shaped LED DRL. Apart from this, newly designed alloy wheels are also going to be introduced in the site profile.
Apart from all these, we expect a lot of cosmetic changes in the new generation Sonnet.
Kia Sonata facelift cabin
On the inside, the cabin will be kept quite simple and smart. Its cabin is largely reminiscent of the previous generation, albeit with a new entertainment system. Along with this, in the cabin we are expected to get comfort with new leather seats with cabin theme and shop touch in many places.
Kia Sonet Facelift Features List
Among the features, it will get a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and Apple CarPlay connectivity with wireless Android Auto. Other highlights include automatic climate control, height adjustable driver seat, wireless charging, electronic sunroof, cruise control, front passenger seat and excellent music system.
|Kia Sonata Facelift
|Date of unveiling
|December 14, 2023
|Nexon, Venue, XUV400, Brezza, Magnite
|Fully digital, same as offered with new Celtos
|Level 1 ADAS safety suite with forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning
|Freshly designed LED tail lamps and an LED bar running across the width of the tailgate.
|10.25 inch touchscreen with wireless mobile connectivity
|Electric sunroof, automatic climate control, wireless charger, premium audio system, 360 degree camera
|1.2-litre NA petrol, 1.0-litre turbo petrol, 1.5-litre diesel
|Five-speed manual, six-speed manual, six-speed IMT, seven-speed DSG gearbox
Kia Sonet Facelift Safety Features
As for safety features, it will be powered by Level 1 ADAS technology that includes front and rear collision avoidance, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane departure and high beam assist. Other safety features include 6 airbags as standard and electronic stability control, a tire pressure monitoring system, hill-hole assist and a 360-degree camera with parking sensors both front and rear.
Kia Sonet facelift engine
It will only be powered under the bonnet with the current engine option. However, according to some media reports, the diesel engine will now get a regular six-speed manual transmission instead of the iMT gearbox. Information about engine options is given below.
|1.0 liter turbo petrol
|6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT
|1.2 liter petrol
|1.5 liter diesel
|6 Speed IMT, 6 Speed Automatic
Kia Sonet Facelift Price in India
The new generation Kia Sonet will be priced at a premium over the current price. It is expected to be priced around Rs 8 lakh ex-showroom. Its deliveries are also scheduled to begin in 2024.
Kia Sonet Facelift India Launch Date
The new generation Kia Sonet is going to be launched in the Indian market on December 14, 2023, and its bookings in the Indian market will start soon after. However, it is currently being booked unofficially at some dealerships.
Kia Sonet Facelift Rivals
After launch, it competes with Tata Nexon facelift, Hyundai Venue, Renault Kiger, Nissan Magnite, and Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Mahindra XUV 300 in the Indian market.