Kia unveils updated 2021 Seltos and Sonet crossovers in IndiaMay 2, 2021
The Kia Sonet has just received an update for the 2021 model year. After the modernization, the model has not only a new brand logo, but an updated list of available functions.
Prices for the updated Sonet now start at Rs 6.79 for the petrol version and Rs 8.35 for the diesel model. For the 2021 model, Kia has added two new variants.
In particular, the HTX trim is now offered with a turbo-petrol automatic and a turbo-diesel automatic. New options include keyless entry and remote engine on or off on turbocharged petrol and diesel variants.
Kia has added two new variants for the Sonet to the lineup. The crossover has received a new feature and continues to come with 1.2 petrol engines, 1.0 turbo petrol engines and 1.5 diesel engines.
The HTX now features ESC, Start Assist, Stability Assist, Brake Assist and 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels as standard. In addition, the automatic transmission options also have paddle shifters, Sand, Mud and Wet traction control and multiple drive modes: Normal, Eco and Sport.
The HTX + version has the same features as the HTX, which also gets a new AI-based voice command system. You just need to say the phrase: “Hello Kia”. This feature is now also available in GTX + trim.
The rest of the feature list remains the same as in the previous model. The HTX + still has a sunroof, leatherette upholstery, ambient lighting, ventilated front seats, cruise control, an air purifier, Bose audio system, 10.25-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Sonet continues to be offered with petrol and diesel engines. The two petrol engine options include a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated unit with 83 hp. and 115 Nm, as well as a 1.0-liter turbo petrol engine with 120 hp. and 175 Nm. The 1.2-liter engine is available only with 5-speed manual transmission, and the 1.0-liter engine is available with 6-speed manual transmission or 7-speed automatic transmission DCT.
The diesel engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that develops 100 hp. and 240 Nm. It can be installed with both 6-speed manual transmission and 6-speed automatic transmission with a torque converter. However, the diesel automatic configuration develops 115 hp. and 250 Nm.
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