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Kia India sells over 1.5 lakh Sonet compact SUVs in 21 months | Autocar India

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Computerized variants of the Sonet accounted for 22 % of the gross sales and diesel variants accounted for 41 %.

Kia Sonet has crossed the 1.5 lakh-unit gross sales milestone in India in beneath two years of its launch. Kia says the Sonet accounts for over 32 % of the model’s gross sales in India. 

  • 26 % of Sonet prospects go for the upper variants 
  • Quarter of the Sonet gross sales come from the iMT variant 
  • Computerized variants account for 22 % 

The Kia Sonet was launched in September 2020 with an introductory price ticket of Rs 6.71 lakh, going as much as Rs 11.99 lakh. It took simply 12 months for the Sonet to promote one lakh items in India.

In FY22, with 73,864 items bought, the Sonet was the fourth highest-selling compact SUV, behind the Tata Nexon and Maruti Vitara Brezza, in addition to the Sonet’s sister mannequin  the Hyundai Venue.

Kia Sonet prime variants, iMT and diesels standard 

Twenty-five % of Sonet patrons opted for the iMT clutchless handbook gearbox; the upper variants (HTX+ and GTX+) accounted for 26 % of the general gross sales. Whereas Kia noticed 22 % of the patrons choosing computerized variants, the diesel mannequin accounted for 41 % of the gross sales. Kia says black and white are the most well-liked exterior color choices for the Sonet.  

Just a few months again, Kia had up to date the Sonet, together with the Seltos, with an extra deal with security and extra gear on the decrease variants. Now priced from Rs 7.15 lakh (ex-showroom, India), the Sonet comes with an 83hp, 1.2-litre petrol engine; a 120hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine; and a 1.5-litre diesel. Consumers can go for a 5-speed handbook, a 6-speed handbook, 6-speed iMT, 6-speed torque converter, or a 7-speed DCT, relying on the engine and variant. 

Kia Sonet rivals 

The Sonet rivals different compact SUVs just like the Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, Toyota City Cruiser and the not too long ago launched facelift of the Hyundai Venue. The Sonet may even tackle the upcoming new-gen Brezza, scheduled to launch on June 30. 

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