Kia Sonet bookings cross 50,000 mark in 2 months

An average of 2 Kia Sonets are booked every 3 minutes.

Kia has received over 50,000 bookings for the Sonet in just 2 months.

The Kia Sonet was launched last month. However, bookings for the sub-4 meter crossover had opened on August 20, 2020. Since then, the carmaker has received an average of 2 bookings every 3 minutes.

In September 2020, Kia dispatched 9,266 units of the Sonet, making it the leader in the compact SUV segment within just 12 days of its launch.

The Sonet shares its underpinnings with the Hyundai Venue. It is available in 6 variants broadly classified into two trim levels - Tech Line and GT Line.

The Sonet is offered with three engine options. These include a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine producing 82 BHP @ 6,300 rpm and 115 Nm @ 4,200 rpm paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox and a 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine producing 118 BHP @ 6,000 rpm and 172 Nm @ 1,500-4,000 rpm. This engine is offered with either a 6-speed iMT or 7-speed DCT.

The Sonet also comes with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that is offered in two states of tune. The lower-spec engine produces 99 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 240 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm and is paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The higher-spec engine is equipped with a variable geometry turbocharger. It produces 113 BHP @ 4,000 rpm and 250 Nm @ 1,500-2,750 rpm and comes paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

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