Continental Associates Pvt. Ltd., the authorized distributor of Kia vehicles in Nepal, officially launched the new model Kia Sonet. The Kia Sonet is produced in India as a compact-SUV, which has a great market in Nepal too.
Kia Sonet Overview
Kia Sonet launched in Nepal with 4 different variants available. There are one Petrol Engine variant and three Diesel Engine variants. The price ranges from Rs. 35.90 Lakhs to Rs. 57.90 Lakhs.
Engine and Performance
The new Kia Sonet is available in two variants 1.2L Petrol Engine and 1.5L CRDi Diesel Engines. Both engines have 4-cylinders, 4-valves per cylinder. The 1.2L can produce a maximum power of 81.86 bhp at 6000 rpm and a peak torque of 115 Nm at 4200 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The 1.5L Diesel engines produce a maximum power of 99 bhp at 4000 rpm and a peak torque of 240 Nm at 1500-2750 rpm. The drive type of both variants is Front Wheel Drive (FWD). moreover, it is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The fuel tank capacity of the Kia Sonet is 45 liters with an average mileage of 18 km per liter. The engine is BS6 compliant with a Ground Clearance of the vehicle is 211 mm.
Interior & Exterior Design and Features
The Kia Sonet has a Kia Signature Nose Grille with LED Headlamps with DRLs, Halogen Headlamps, Heartbeat LED tail lamps, Powered Sunroof, and R16 Metallic silver Styled plates. The exterior design also has muscular front and rear silver skid plates, floating roof rails, shark fin antenna, outside mirror LED turn signal, Radiator grille Chrome with Diamond knurling pattern, and rear center garnish.
The inside of the Kia Sonet has a black colored semi leatherette seats with white stitching with premium roof lining and silver finish AC vents garnish. The 10.25-inch HD Touchscreen and Advanced 4.2-inch color display panel give a futuristic look to the car reducing distractions while driving. Also, the LED Sound Mood allows you to listen to your favorite tracks to intensify in the whole journey.
Kia Sonet is available in 7 different color variants – Clear White, Steel Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Beige Gold, Intense Red, Gravity Gray, and Intelligency Blue.
- 10.25-Inch HD Touchscreen
- A 4.2-Inch Color Display Panel
- Android Auto and Apple Carplay
- Front ventilated seats
- Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus Protection
- Multi-Drive modes and Traction Modes
- Remote Engine Start
- Fully Automatic Air Conditioner
- Electric folding and adjust outside mirrors with Electric Power Steering
- Keyless Entry
- Tilt Steering and Power Windows
- Driver one-touch Auto up/down with anti-pinch function
- Rear Defogger and Rear Parcel Shelf
- Dual Airbags (Driver ad Co-Driver)
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
- Central Locking
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Projector Fog Lamps
- Auto Headlamps
- Emergency Stop Signal
- Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Hill Assist, Vehicle Stability Management (VSM), and Brake Assist
Brakes and Suspension
The front brakes of the Kia Sonet are Discs and the rear brakes are drum braking systems. However, the suspension used in the vehicle is McPherson Strut with Coil Springs on the front and Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with coil springs on the rear.
The tires of the Kia Sonet are radial tires of size 205/65 R16. The dimension of the vehicle is 3995 mm in length, 1790 mm in width, 1642 mm in height, and a wheelbase of 2500 mm.
Kia Sonet Specifications
|Engine||1.2L Petrol Engine | 1.5L CRDi Diesel Engine|
|Displacement||1197 cc | 1493 cc|
|Max Power||81.86 bhp @ 6000 rpm | 99 bhp @ 4000 rpm|
|Max Torque||115 Nm @ 4200 rpm | 240 Nm @ 1500-2750 rpm|
|Dimension||3995 x 1790 x 1642 mm|
|Transmission||5-speed Manual (or 6-speed Automatic)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||45 liters|
|Mileage||18 km per liter|
|Front Tire||205/65 R16 – Disc|
|Rear Tire||205/65 R16 – Drum|
|Safety System||ABS, EBD, ESC, Hill Assist, and Brake Assist|
|Front Suspension||McPherson Strut with Coil Springs|
|Rear Suspension||Coupled Torsion Beam Axle with coil springs|
|Ground Clearance||211 mm|
|Kerb weight||1695 kg|
|Colors||Clear White, Steel Silver, Aurora Black Pearl, Beige Gold, Intense Red, Gravity Gray, and Intelligency Blue.|
Kia Sonet Price in Nepal and Availability
Kia Sonet is available in Nepal in 4 different variants- one 1.2L Petrol Engine Variant and Three 1.5L Diesel variant. The price of these vehicles ranges from Rs. 35.90 Lakhs to Rs. 57.90 Lakhs.
|HTE (1.2L Petrol )||1197 cc||Manual||Rs. 35,90,000|
|HTX (1.5L Diesel )||1493 cc||Manual||Rs. 47,90,000|
|HTX+ (1.5L Diesel )||1493 cc||6-speed Automatic||Rs. 49,90,000|
|GTX+ (1.5L Diesel)||1493 cc||6-speed Automatic||Rs. 57,90,000|
Kia Sonet is set to compete with compact SUVs like Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Ford Ecosport, Tata Nexon, and Hyundai Venue.