Here is what we know of this facelifted SUV yet…
Kia is readying for another major launch in India. The 2024 Kia Sonet facelift will debut in India on December 14, 2023. While the manufacturer has not revealed the complete list of changes that the facelift would pack, a few leaked documents have spilled many exciting details. Below is everything that we know about the new Sonet.
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Variants And Trims
The new Sonet will have the same variants and trims as the outgoing car. It will be available in Tech Line, GT Line, and X Line- with a total of 8 variants:
Design Changes On 2024 Sonet
Kia seems to have given the facelifted Sonet a curated list of tasteful design upgrades. While the larger share of its shape remains untouched, details like the lighting, wheels, and grille have been updated. Changes include a fresh-looking front fascia, improved grille design, updated DRLs and reworked headlamps, better-looking fog lamps, new bumpers, connected LED tail lamps, and new wheels.
The 2024 Kia Sonet Will Be Available In 11 Colours
Kia will offer a total of 11 colourways on the new Sonet facelift. The facelifted car can be had in 8 mono-tones, 2 dual-tones and 1 matte colour schemes. The Palette has a new shade for 2024- Pewter Oliver, that comes straight from the new Seltos. It is interesting how Kia comfortably manages to keep the Sonet ‘The wannabe Seltos’. Below is the complete list of expected colours:
- Pewter Oliver
- Glacier White Pearl
- Glacier White Pearl Dual Tone
- Sparkling Silver
- Gravity Grey
- Aurora Black Pearl
- Intense Red
- Intense Red Dual Tone
- Imperial Blue
- Clear White
- Xclusive Matte Graphite
Interior And Expected Features
The new Sonet is expected to feature a mildly reworked interior, and pack some cool new features. The dashboard design hasn’t been changed much. However, the facelift gets a new 10.25-inch driver information display, a 360-degree camera, and an ADAS suite. Other equipment from the pre-facelift will be carried forward.
ADAS Features On 2024 Kia Sonet Facelift
With the facelift rolling out, the Kia Sonet will become the second model in its segment with ADAS features. It could get many ADAS features that its cousin- the new Hyundai Venue already packs. The details of this are yet to surface.
The new Hyundai Venue, if you might recollect, comes with the following ADAS features:
- Forward Collision Warning
- Forward Collision Avoidance Assist (Car, Pedestrian & Cycle)
- Lane Keeping Assist
- Lane Departure Warning
- Driver Attention Warning
- Lane Following Assist
- Auto High Beam
- Leading Vehicle Departure Alert
From what we know, the Sonet facelift will come with ADAS features like forward collision alert and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). It remains to be seen if this product would also feature things like adaptive cruise control and lane assist…
2024 Kia Sonet Facelift Powertrains: Engines, Transmission And More
In the 2024 Sonet, the powertrain options will remain the same as in the previous car, including the 120PS, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol, 116PS, 1.5-litre) diesel, and 83PS, 1.2-litre NA petrol. The transmissions could also remain unchanged.
|1.2-litre NA petrol
|1-litre turbo petrol
|6-speed iMT / 6-speed AT
|6-speed iMT / 7-speed DCT
2024 Kia Sonet Launch Date, Expected Price, Rivals
The facelifted Sonet will debut on December 14, 2023. We expect the prices to be out by early 2024, and it could be a touch higher than those of the outgoing car. While the pre-facelift Sonet starts at Rs 7.79 lakh, ex-showroom, the new one could start close to 8 lakh, ex-sh. Some dealerships have started accepting orders for the facelift, even though Kia is yet to start accepting bookings officially. Upon launch, the Sonet facelift will compete with the likes of Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Brezza etc.
Kia Sonet has been quite popular in India. This compact SUV has a great value proposition to it. A recent report by Frost and Sullivan has recognized the Sonet to have the lowest maintenance costs in its segment.