Kaya Sonnet concept was first introduced at Auto Expo 2020. Since then, this compact SUV had been in constant discussion, which was being eagerly awaited for disclosure. Kiya Sonnet, based on the Hyundai Venue, is built on the same architecture and platform.
Kiya Sonnet also took the engine from Hyundai Venue. It includes 1.2 liter petrol engine, 1.0 liter turbocharged petrol engine and 1.5 liter diesel engine. All three engines follow the BS6 standard and provide the same power and torque.
At the same time, like Sonu, the sonnet has the option of gearbox. Its 1.2 liter petrol engine has 5 speed manual gearbox and 1.5 diesel engine has 6 speed manual gearbox. The diesel engine also has an automatic gearbox option.
Kiya Sonnet 1.0 liter will be given the option of two gearboxes. It includes a 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT) automatic gearbox and a new 6-speed intelligent manual transmission (IMT). This gives customers the option of a total of four gearboxes.
Talking about the design of Kiya Sonnet, it has been given a sporty, bold and aggressive design. It has LED DRL and turn indicator, LED projector fog lamp and heartbeat LED tail lamp with LED headlamps. The tail lights are interconnected via a reflector strip that gives it a premium look at the back.
Talking about other design elements, the sonnet has dual muffler design, skid plate on the front and rear bumper and diffuser fins on the GT-line. The SUV features stylish dual-tone 16-inch alloy wheels mounted in a square wheel arch.
Talking about the interior of Kia Sonnet, it has a 4.25 instrument cluster, 10.25 inch touchscreen infotainment system, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Uvo connected technology. It has many features including front ventilated seat, wireless charging, de-cut steering wheel, with many control buttons, rear AC vents, air purifier, electric sunroof.
In terms of safety, the sonnet has 6 airbags, EBD with ABS, airbags, traction control, brake assist, automatic headlamps, iSofix child seat anchors, rear parking sensors, tire pressure monitoring system, segment first 360 degree camera etc.
Sales of Kiya Sonnet are set to begin in the coming weeks. It will be offered in two trim GT-line and take-line options. Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300 will be competing in the Indian market.
The price of Kiya Sonnet will be announced from the launch but we estimate that it will be priced between 8 lakh to 12 lakh rupees, ex-showroom.