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Old 17th December 2020, 23:29   #886
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Although I would love to add some of the missing features aftermarket if that is feasible - Wireless Charger plate and TPMS. Anyone in the forum knows if these two can be added ?
I bought a wireless charger, plugged it into the USB and placed it below the AC Controls, Its set!
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Can you post a pic of the charger and share the Price please ? Is it a Charging plate similar to the one which comes pre-fitted in higher variants ?
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Just changed the booking from HTK+ 1.2 5MT to HTX 1.0 iMT!

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I have the same variant and have noticed this noise at higher speeds too. To be honest I presumed it to be wind noise since it only comes at higher speeds and sounds like its coming from the ORVM.
Seems to be wind noise to me too and its in the ORVM area. I find the noise annoying and I seem to hear it even with reasonably loud music being played. Do you know what can be done in order to fix it?
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Can you post a pic of the charger and share the Price please ? Is it a Charging plate similar to the one which comes pre-fitted in higher variants ?
Perfectly fits in that limited space. I copped this for 999 during Amazon Diwali sale :P
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Seems to be wind noise to me too and its in the ORVM area. I find the noise annoying and I seem to hear it even with reasonably loud music being played. Do you know what can be done in order to fix it?
The noise isn't audible below 80-100 for me so never really looked at it as a problem that needed solving.
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Some have been asking about waiting period for Kia Sonet.

Below is information form a Bengaluru based dealership. The picture quality might be poor. Sharing it as received. Hopefully helps prospective buyers.

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Some have been asking about waiting period for Kia Sonet.

Below is information form a Bengaluru based dealership. The picture quality might be poor. Sharing it as received. Hopefully helps prospective buyers.

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Where is this information available? Can you share the link, where someone can go and check the latest waiting period. I made a booking on 8th December(Bangalore) for GTX+ Diesel MT. I explicitly told I want a 2021 VIN on my vehicle. Going by this screenshot my delivery will be around May-June.
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Where is this information available? Can you share the link, where someone can go and check the latest waiting period. I made a booking on 8th December(Bangalore) for GTX+ Diesel MT. I explicitly told I want a 2021 VIN on my vehicle. Going by this screenshot my delivery will be around May-June.
The same information was shown to me by the SA on his phone. We were going for the HTK+ then, and it showed 7-8 weeks then (Nov 20th).

However, two things have happened since then. There are varying versions of this same document floating around on the various KIA Sonet owners/booking groups on Facebook. While the quality of discussion in these groups is nil, it gives a much better vibe as to what the larger percent of the car's bookers/owners are going through. In those documents, the waiting time is much higher to what the SR showed me.

Also, I had asked for an update on the availability of my car this Monday. This was before my upgrade to HTX, so the older waiting period should have been applicable - the amount of time I waited. But I got a mail saying my revised waiting period is 10-12 weeks from the time of the mail they sent.

I'm pretty sure I won't see my car until it's March/April. They're also closing the factory for a few days for Christmas apparently. KIA have dropped the ball on delivery... there's also allegations they're pushing all deliveries to 2021 so as to take advantage of the increased car price.
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The same information was shown to me by the SA on his phone. We were going for the HTK+ then, and it showed 7-8 weeks then (Nov 20th).

However, two things have happened since then. There are varying versions of this same document floating around on the various KIA Sonet owners/booking groups on Facebook. While the quality of discussion in these groups is nil, it gives a much better vibe as to what the larger percent of the car's bookers/owners are going through. In those documents, the waiting time is much higher to what the SR showed me.

Also, I had asked for an update on the availability of my car this Monday. This was before my upgrade to HTX, so the older waiting period should have been applicable - the amount of time I waited. But I got a mail saying my revised waiting period is 10-12 weeks from the time of the mail they sent.

I'm pretty sure I won't see my car until it's March/April. They're also closing the factory for a few days for Christmas apparently. KIA have dropped the ball on delivery... there's also allegations they're pushing all deliveries to 2021 so as to take advantage of the increased car price.
I think you are correct here, I received an email today from Naara Kia, Bangalore.

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"Greetings from NAARA KIA!!

Thank you for booking KIA SONET with us.

We would like to inform you that we are committed towards delivering your dream Car at the earliest. However, the delivery of your car may take longer than expected.

The revised tentative waiting period for your booking is around 11-12 weeks."
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This seems to be in-line with your experience, even though I didn't change my booking or did anything to disrubt the original commitment against my booking.
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I think you are correct here, I received an email today from Naara Kia, Bangalore.

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"Greetings from NAARA KIA!!

Thank you for booking KIA SONET with us.

We would like to inform you that we are committed towards delivering your dream Car at the earliest. However, the delivery of your car may take longer than expected.

The revised tentative waiting period for your booking is around 11-12 weeks."
</email quote>

This seems to be in-line with your experience, even though I didn't change my booking or did anything to disrubt the original commitment against my booking.
I've also seen people getting cars quite quickly, especially the GT Line trims, so you might be in luck. I believe there's a surplus of these cars that Kia is pushing out, due to these costing the most. Losing out on an HTE customer at the current demand level is nothing, but losing a few GT Line customers to rivals will be bad for business. I've seen posts by people who got their new GT Lines in 2-3 weeks (in November). So you might get yours early/mid January if fates play to your favor.

I still can't believe Kia underestimated their demand to such an extent. The only reason I am not changing my decision is because we fell in love with the vehicle. This was the one car that clicked for both myself and my wife after looking at EcoSport, Venue, XUV 300 and the ilk.
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Itís a myth that the higher spec cars are available faster as I booked the GTX+ AT 6Speed Dual Colour White and Black which is the most expensive of them all on 11 August and I am still awaiting delivery. After raising complaints to Kia on waiting period they send a mail to me on 14th December stating my revised waiting period is 7 to 8 Weeks. My SA told me that they donít expect any deliveries in December.

Would have got an earlier delivery if I was not adamant about colour they did call me multiple times that a different colour was available. But since I am going to pay over 15 Lakhs did not want to compromise and later regret.

Now I am seriously considering changing my decision to a Nissan Kicks 1.3 Turbo just 80K more and I do get a bigger car and felt better back seat comfort than Sonet.

But I need a smaller car for city drivability and ease of parking so still hanging on to the Kia booking and looking at what the price increase would be.
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I think you are correct here, I received an email today from Naara Kia, Bangalore.

<email quote>
"Greetings from NAARA KIA!!

Thank you for booking KIA SONET with us.

We would like to inform you that we are committed towards delivering your dream Car at the earliest. However, the delivery of your car may take longer than expected.

The revised tentative waiting period for your booking is around 11-12 weeks."
</email quote>

This seems to be in-line with your experience, even though I didn't change my booking or did anything to disrubt the original commitment against my booking.
I received a similar email, but I just contacted my SA he again confirmed that the new waiting period is for Dec'20 bookings whereas for me, he confirmed that I would get it by Jan'21 end with the 2021 model. He said on 4th of Jan he would get a list of cars which would be allotted on FIFO basis.
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Came across this post on Facebook. Though it is inline with all companies hiking prices, the word substantial increase looks worrisome.

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Came across this post on Facebook. Though it is inline with all companies hiking prices, the word substantial increase looks worrisome.

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This looks like they cut production to make sure the deliveries will happen at a higher price. I can't blame them, they're operating without competition as far as the diesel automatic option is concerned. There is no competition in the near or distant future, it'll sell whatever they price it at.

I called the SA today asking about the waiting period, he didn't get back. The sales experience is terrible, but I guess that's how it is when you buy a popular car.
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