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Old 11th July 2021, 16:26   #1141
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Can any Sonet diesel auto owner confirm the real world mileage of the car? From carwale I see the diesel auto is rated at 19kmpl vs 24kmpl of the manual? Is there such a drastic difference?

Also how long is the clutch travel for the diesel manual?

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Main reason for the difference is that AT has variable Geometry Turbo(VGT) which bumps up the power.
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Hello members, Visited Shreenath Kia surat to inquire about sonet/seltos , have heard some bad reviews about Kia dealerships but to my utter surprise it was a great experience, the salesguy was enthusiastic and was well educated to recommend the better car as per our requirements, he didn’t push for a seltos just for the sake, as we were clear about our necessities and requirements he suggested to go for Sonet diesel AT. I took a short test drive and I can say what a delight it was to drive and I have to admit Kia has done a great job in driving dynamics department, the steering was direct, had feel and feedback and i was able to feel where the 4 tyres were on the road . The suspension was stiff but not harsh .We’re looking to upgrade from our Swift ZDI 2015 as it had multiple breakdowns and lots of service maintenance in past 6 months . I would recommend this dealership to everyone and suggest to go on a weekday
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No Traction on this Sonet forum

I am keen to know about BHPian's buyer's experience of Sonet, from June '21 onwards (after the facelift was launched). But, this forum has very less traction and no new updates from new owners. I am wondering if new deliveries haven't happened to BHPians of late or deliveries have been drastically delayed.
Just received this mail from dealership. From a promised delivery in 6-7 weeks, has now turned to a waiting period of 6-7 months.
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Just received this mail from dealership. From a promised delivery in 6-7 weeks, has now turned to a waiting period of 6-7 months.
7 months??
I just booked petrol IMT HTX, and on the booking docket it says 20 weeks.

If I may ask, where did you book it from?
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If I may ask, where did you book it from?
My booking is with a dealer at Navi Mumbai. Even though the dealer knows about the delay in deliveries, at the time of booking, they quote standard waiting periods.
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Visited kia and hyundai showrooms at whitefield bangalore yesterday to check Sonet and Venue dct.
Kia showroom experience was brilliant, very professional and helpful whereas Hyundai was pretty ordinary.
The executive at Kia gave a walkaround of the htx version that was in display and gave a clear view of the differences between htx and gtx+ dct trims.
A test drive was arranged within 5 mins, the test drive vehicle was the 2020 model and not the updated 2021 model.
Except for the space in 2nd row rest everything looked and felt good about sonet.
Waiting period for sonet is approx 20 weeks as per the executive.
On the other side, hyundai executive was not very clear of the recent changes on the sx trims and gave few false info which was not matching what was in the brochure. They were more interested in talking about financing rather than the car. Also there was no dct venue available for test drive.
What felt more bad was that a rough qoute provided by Kia for my current car based on model, year of registration etc was 1Lakh+ more than what hyundai qouted.
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I have the Sonet GTX+ 7 DCT bought last year which obviously did not come with paddle shifters. As this was the main change between the already old () model and the 2021 Sonet, I was enquiring with my dealer in Bangalore to see if I could install the paddle shifters without voiding warranty.

As per the service advisor, the process would involve a new steering wheel, additional wiring in the engine bay, and of-course changes to the ECU. This sadly, is not an option offered by Kia as of now, and given the few GTX+ models they sold before the changes, and the even fewer number of owners that are likely to be interested in paying to have paddle shifters, it is unlikely to ever be on offer.

In case any Sonet owners wondered as I did, looks like we'll have to be content without paddle shifters.
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