2024 Kia Sonet Facelift to break its cover on December 14 in India, to feature ADAS
Kia is gearing up to unveil the facelifted version of its popular compact SUV, the Sonet Facelift, with an anticipated launch in January 2024. A recent teaser video provides a glimpse into the design updates and features of the upcoming Sonet facelift revealing significant changes both externally and internally. In this article, we’ll talk about the upcoming 2024 Kia Sonet Facelift and its key features and performance specs.
2024 Kia Sonet Facelift: Design Highlights
The upcoming Sonet Facelift will feature new LED headlights similar to the current Seltos Facelift. More design elements will include LED Daytime Running Lights, Revised front bumper with horizontally mounted fog lights.
A quick look at the cabin reveals a familiar layout with notable enhancements. It includes a centrally-mounted 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen and a new small screen for climate control details below the infotainment system. The new Sonet will offer a digital instrument cluster, similar to the one in the recently launched Seltos facelift. The interior will feature new brown upholstery for seats and a rear seat armrest, along with the Bose music system in the top-spec variants.
2024 Kia Sonet Facelift:: Safety Features
The Sonet facelift stands out with the inclusion of Level 1 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. The new Level 1 ADAS features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning, forward collision avoidance assistance and warning, high beam assist, lane-keeping assist, and more. Standard safety features across all trims include six airbags. Higher trims will offer additional safety features such as a rear camera, cornering lamps, hill-start assist, Electronic Stability Control (ESC), and a tire pressure monitoring system.
The 2024 Kia Sonet Facelift will feature an 83-hp 1.2-liter petrol engine with a 5-speed manual gearbox a 120-hp 1.0-liter turbo-petrol engine, and a 116-hp 1.5-liter diesel engine. Transmission choices include a 6-speed iMT for the turbo-petrol and diesel engines, with the turbo-petrol and diesel variants also offering 7-speed dual-clutch and 6-speed torque converter automatic transmissions, respectively. There is although a possibility of Kia revising Sonet’s manual diesel option.
Expected Price and Rivals:
The new Sonet Facelift with come with an increased price, a slight jump over the non-facelifted model. The price increase over the current Sonet model’s Rs 7.79-14.89 lakh ex-showroom price range. The new facelifted Sonet will compete with other compact SUVs in the market, including the Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Nissan Magnite, and Renault Kiger, among others.