Kia Sonet Facelift will offer a refreshed look and enhanced tech, set to debut in India on December 14
Kia is all set to unveil the refreshed Sonet in India on December 14, 2023. With bookings likely to kick off on the same day and a grand launch anticipated in January 2024. The subcompact SUV is gearing up for a substantial makeover and tech upgrade.
The Kia Sonet facelift is about to make a bold statement with its redesigned exterior. Leaked images from October provided a sneak peek into the global model, featuring new headlamps with vertical extensions, a revised grille, and a fresh front bumper. While the side profile retains its original charm, the rear gets a stylish update with new tail lamps like the Seltos. Even the alloy wheels and rear bumper are in for a refreshing change. The India-specific variant is expected to follow suit, ushering in a new era for the Sonet.
The facelift isn’t just skin-deep; the cabin of the Sonet is also set for a makeover. Buyers should expect revisions in control surfaces, upholstery, trim pieces and enhanced the overall interior aesthetic. Kia aims to elevate the driving experience by updating Sonet’s feature list with level 2 ADAS on the top-tier models.
Engine & Performance
Under the hood, the Sonet facelift is expected to maintain the engine lineup from its predecessor. This includes the reliable 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol, the robust 1.5-litre diesel, and the zippy 1.0-litre T-GDI turbo-petrol engines. The naturally aspirated petrol variant will come with a manual gearbox as standard. While the 1.5-litre diesel and 1.0-litre turbo-petrol models are likely to retain the 6-speed iMT gearbox and automatic gearbox options. Brace yourself for a potential addition to the range – a 6-speed manual gearbox could join the lineup.
2024 Kia Sonet Facelift Rivals
The Kia Sonet facelift is entering the ring to contend with formidable rivals, including the Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza, Tata Nexon, Renault Kiger, and Nissan Magnite. With its refreshed look, upgraded features, and reliable performance, the Sonet aims to carve its niche in the fiercely competitive subcompact SUV market.