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Kia records more than 6,500 bookings for Sonet on first day

Kia has announced that it has received 6,523 bookings for the Sonet sub-4 m crossover on the very first day. The company had started accepting bookings on August 20, 2020 at its dealerships across India and on the Kia Motors India website.

While the booking amount has been set at Rs. 25,000, the price of the vehicle will be revealed in September. The Sonet will be produced at Kia’s manufacturing facility at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The variants of Sonet will be broadly classified into two trim levels - Tech Line and GT Line.

To power the Sonet, Kia has used two petrol engines – a Smartstream 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine and a 1.0 T-GDi turbocharged, direct injection unit and a 1.5-litre CRDi diesel engine. The transmissions on offer include 5-speed and 6-speed manuals, a seven-speed DCT, a 6-speed automatic, and a 6-speed clutchless intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT).

The Sonet is equipped with features such as a 10.25-inch HD touchscreen head-unit with navigation, live traffic information and over-the-air map updates, an air purifier with virus protection, a Bose seven-speaker sound system with sub-woofer, ventilated front seats, LED sound mood lights, remote engine start for automatic and manual transmission via UVO Connect and smart key, multi-drive and traction modes for select automatic variants, wireless smartphone charger with cooling function and UVO Connect suite of technologies, with a range of 57 features including voice assist.

Safety features include six airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, hill-start assist control, vehicle stability management, brake assist and more.

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