GUWAHATI, July 31: Kia Motors India released official images of the interior and exterior of its upcoming Sonet compact SUV on Friday. First showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 as a concept, the all-new Kia Sonet is scheduled to make its world premiere on August 7. Recently, Kia Motors India became the fastest car manufacturer to reach 1 lakh cumulative sales milestone in India. In line with the company’s immensely successful journey in India, the all-new Sonet is all set to make a bold statement in the compact SUV segment. Manufactured in India, the Kia Sonet has a sophisticated and lively cabin featuring a smooth, sweeping dashboard and a stylish, minimalist centre console that offers easy on-the-go access to its class-leading features.
Designed to maximize driver and passenger comfort, the Sonet’s interior is modern, vibrant and offers a high sense of dynamism to drivers. Trimmed in high-quality materials, its dashboard provides owners with the car’s full range of user-friendly features, including a two-layer tray to store mobile devices and other items while driving. In line with Kia’s distinctive design DNA, the Sonet’s emotive and bold design combines the brand’s signature design traits, including the iconic ‘tiger nose’ grille, with a three-dimensional ‘stepwell’ geometric grille mesh, making a strong visual impression inspired by Indian architecture. The distinctive LED headlamps reiterate the ‘Wild by Design’ theme which has inspired the Sonet, giving it a powerful appearance that truly stands out on the road. It projects an aggressive stance with a rugged appeal.
“We are extremely excited to introduce the new Kia Sonet to the world, a compact SUV with a strong and muscular character found only in much larger vehicles. With this in mind, we have designed this SUV with a uniquely sporty attitude, a confident stance and a dynamic silhouette. Its uncompromising attention to detail and selection of colours and materials could have only been inspired by the great cultural heritage that our designers found all over India,” said Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Kia Global Design at Kia Motors Corporation.
The all-new Sonet will also be equipped with intelligent-Manual Transmission offering a balance between control and convenience. The iMT is unique in the sense there is no clutch pedal, but there is a gear lever. The iMT will allow enthusiastic drivers to enjoy changing gear with a manual shifter without the worry of having to press the clutch pedal, reducing driving fatigue especially during traffic hours.