The Kia Sonet is one of the most popular compact SUVs in India, offering a stylish design, a feature-rich cabin, and a range of engine options. Launched in September 2020, the Sonet has been a strong contender in the highly competitive segment, rivalling the likes of Hyundai Venue, Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, and others. However, the Upcoming Kia Sonet Facelift is due for a mid-cycle update soon, and the first undisguised images of the facelifted model have recently surfaced online. Here is what we can expect from the Upcoming Kia Sonet Facelift.
Kia Sonet Facelift Expected Interior Features
The interior of the Upcoming Kia Sonet Facelift is likely to receive minor cosmetic and equipment upgrades. Based on previous spy shots, the facelifted model could get a new digital instrument cluster and revised HVAC switchgear, similar to the new Venue. Other expected features include a rear seat armrest and new brown-finished upholstery. The Sonet facelift will also retain the existing features such as a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, UVO-connected car technology, sunroof, air purifier, cruise control, and more.
Expected Exterior Looks of Kia Sonet Facelift
The exterior of the Upcoming Kia Sonet Facelift will see some noticeable changes in the front and rear fascias. The front bumper and headlamp assembly have been redesigned, with a new drop-down element that extends into the bumper below. The LED daytime running lamps and fog lamps have also been revised. The grille inserts have been updated, although the overall shape remains similar. The side profile will remain largely unchanged, except for the new alloy wheels that will differ on the HT-Line and GT-Line trims. The rear end will feature new vertical tail lamps that are connected by an LED light bar. The rear bumper will also get a more aggressive look with a two-tone finish.
Expected Safety Features
The Sonet facelift is expected to carry forward the same safety features as the current model. These include six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, hill assist control, vehicle stability management, brake assist system, rear parking sensors with camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, and ISOFIX child seat anchors. The Sonet facelift could also get some additional features such as blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert.
2024 Upcoming Kia Sonet Facelift Expected Launch Date and Price in India
The Upcoming Kia Sonet Facelift is expected to launch in India by the end of 2023 or early 2024. The exact launch date has not been announced yet, but we can expect Kia to reveal more details in the coming months. The Sonet facelift is likely to be priced slightly higher than the current model, which starts from Rs 6.89 lakh and goes up to Rs 13.45 lakh (ex-showroom). Here is a table that compares the current prices and expected prices of the Sonet facelift.
2023 Sonet Variant Wise Price in India
|Variant||Current Price (ex-showroom)||Expected Price (ex-showroom)|
|HTE 1.2 Petrol||Rs 6.89 lakh||Rs 7 lakh|
|HTK 1.2 Petrol||Rs 7.69 lakh||Rs 7.8 lakh|
|HTK+ 1.2 Petrol||Rs 8.55 lakh||Rs 8.7 lakh|
|HTK+ iMT 1.0 Turbo Petrol||Rs 9.79 lakh||Rs 10 lakh|
|HTX iMT 1.0 Turbo Petrol||Rs 10.29 lakh||Rs 10.5 lakh|
|HTX DCT 1.0 Turbo Petrol||Rs 10.99 lakh||Rs 11.2 lakh|
|HTX+ iMT 1.0 Turbo Petrol||Rs 11.75 lakh||Rs 12 lakh|
|GTX+ iMT 1.0 Turbo Petrol||Rs 11.99 lakh||Rs 12.2 lakh|
|GTX+ DCT 1.0 Turbo Petrol||Rs 12.89 lakh||Rs 13.2 lakh|
|HTE Diesel MT||Rs 8.35 lakh||Rs 8.5 lakh|
|HTK Diesel MT||Rs 9.19 lakh||Rs 9.4 lakh|
|HTK+ Diesel MT||Rs 9.99 lakh||Rs 10.2 lakh|
|HTK+ Diesel AT||Rs 10.99 lakh||Rs 11.2 lakh|
|HTX Diesel MT||Rs 11.65 lakh||Rs 11.9 lakh|
|HTX Diesel AT||Rs 12.19 lakh||Rs 12.4 lakh|
|HTX+ Diesel MT||Rs 12.99 lakh||Rs 13.2 lakh|
|GTX+ Diesel MT||Rs 13.25 lakh||Rs 13.5 lakh|
|GTX+ Diesel AT||Rs 13.45 lakh||Rs 13.7 lakh|
New Sonet facelift will continue to compete with the same rivals as before, along with some new entrants such as the Mahindra XUV300 petrol AMT, the Renault Kiger, and the Nissan Magnite. The Sonet facelift will also face competition from its own sibling, the Hyundai Venue, which is also expected to get a facelift soon.
New Sonet facelift is one of the most awaited launches from Kia in India, and we are eager to see how it fares in the market. The Sonet has been a successful product for Kia, and the facelift is expected to boost its appeal further. Stay tuned for more updates on the Sonet facelift as they emerge.
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