Sonet first launched in 2020 is a Sub-compact SUV by the South Korean automaker KIA. With a vast number of sales, it has turned into a success story for KIA in India. The new 2021 KIA Sonet is expected to launch soon along with its sibling the 2021 KIA Seltos with new upgrades and added safety features.
What’s new in the 2021 Kia Sonet?
The new 2021 Sonet will be getting an all-new automatic gearbox on the HTX trim along with added safety features. A sunroof is to be made available from the HTK+ trim. New safety features have been added to the 2021 KIA Sonet like ESC, Hill-start assists, Vehicle Stability Management and brake assist as standard from the HTX variant. Previously these features were only available on the HTK+, petrol DCT and GTX+
The other updates are focused on the comfort and convenience of the user like a sunroof from the HTK+ trim, keyless entry and ago, remote engine start on the turbo petrol and diesel models. The Sonet will also get paddle shifters and additional voice commands along with the new KIA logo.
There aren’t any new changes made under the hood to the new Sonet and the same features as the previous year’s Sonet are available on all the variants. The new Sonet will compete against its rivals like the Maruti Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Hyundai Venue, Ford Ecosport, Nissan Magnite etc.
Worth the buy?
With all these added new features, a price hike is to be expected on the 2021 KIA Sonet which is expected to be launched in the early weeks of May. With its dynamic and dominating road presence along with all the new additional features Sonet has a one-up over its rivals and is one of the best Subcompact crossover SUVs currently in the Indian market.