Kia Sonet achieves 1 lakh sales in less than a year
Kia Sonet was introduced in India in September 2020
Kia India has achieved a new sales milestone with its Sonet sub-4m SUV. The Sonet has achieved 1 lakh sales numbers in less than one year of its launch, in September 2020. For the first months , it remained at the top of the sub-4m sales chart, and later sold around 6-8k units monthly. Kia also revealed that the Sonet has a 17% share in sub-4m compact SUV segment, and a 32% share in Kia India’s line-up. The top-spec variants account for 64% of the sales, with 10% being the diesel variants, 30% for iMT and 26% for variants with connected car tech.
What makes the Kia Sonet immensely desirable in its segment is the amount of features and engine and transmission options available. It comes with three engine options- a 1.2-liter petrol engine making 82bhp and 115Nm, a 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine making 118bhp and 172Nm of torque, and a 1.5-litre diesel engine making 99bhp and 240Nm of torque. The Sonet is available with a choice of a 5-speed manual, 6-speed iMT, 7-speed DCT or a 6-speed torque converter, depending on the engine choice.
In terms of features, the Sonet offers a 10.25” infotainment screen with Bluetooth connectivity, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, UVO connected car technology. It also offers a sound system by Bose, an electric sunroof, wireless charger, ventilated front seats, and automatic climate control to name a few.