The new 2021 Kia Sonet has been teased in a video for the Indian market. This small crossover SUV looks attractive, and according to Kia, the world premiere will start on 7th August 2020. The Sonet will be the third model from the South Korean carmaker in the country. Besides recognized Kia exterior design, the new Sonet will feature a very stylish and modern cabin.
On top of that, this mini SUV will try to compete in the same segment with models such as Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, Tata Nexon, and Ford EcoSport.
2021 Kia Sonet Exterior Design
The new crossover SUV 2021 Kia Sonet is a huge refreshment in Kia’s lineup. This model has been teased and at first glance, it looks attractive and compact. The teased video shows the same design language that we saw on the famous Seltos model last year.
Generally, Sonet borrows many elements from its huge sibling. It comes with blocky and clean design. The front is stylish and it features a recognized tiger-nose grille and LED headlights. On top of that, grille host the same chrome accents that we saw on many Kia models. At the back, this model comes with rectangular LED taillights, giving great visual impact on this SUV.
Cabin Features Modern Styling
The carmaker has confirmed that the 2021 Kia Sonet will have a very stylish and modern cabin. Firstly, it will get several new techs. Standardly, this small crossover will host a huge 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system never seen in this class. According to Kia, this unit will support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, which is a big plus. Also, the cabin is comfortable, and the manufacturer used plenty of upscale materials.
Besides a large floating infotainment system, the Kia Sonet will also feature Bose sound system, Kia’s UVO connected car technology, three-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry, wireless phone charging, and a sunroof.
2021 Kia Sonet Under the Hood
From the latest information, the upcoming 2021 Kia Sonet will come with a few-engine option. Generally, Sonet will share its engine with the Hyundai Venue. This model uses an updated version of the automaker’s 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 121 horsepower.
From what we heard, the Sonet will also use the same a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable automatic transmission on the upper trims. Thanks to this engine, Venue fuel economy is rated city/highway-combined of 32 mpg. In the same segment, Nissan Kicks provides the same number. Besides this engine, we also got information that two more types will be available 1.2L petrol and 1.0L GDI turbo petrol.
Release Date and Price
The new 2021 Kia Sonet is an excellent small crossover SUV that looks awesome and funky. This model offers all that you need for everyday use. The exterior is attractive and it comes with a great package of amenities. According to the manufacturer, the global unveiling will happen on 7th August 2020. However, pricing is not yet revealed, but an official announcement is most likely to be made very soon.
In the company’s product lineup, the upcoming Kia Sonet will sit below the famous Seltos models. From some reports, it might be priced around $18,000 (for the entry-level petrol variant).