2020 Kia Sonet official design sketches released

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Kia Motors India has released official images of the interior and exterior of its upcoming Sonet compact SUV. The production-ready Kia Sonet is expected to come with a distinctive design and first-in-segment features. First showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 as a concept, the all-new Kia Sonet is scheduled to make its world premiere on August 7. Furthermore, the all-new compact SUV will be manufactured in India. The render images reveal a sweeping dashboard and a minimalist centre console that offers easy on-the-go access to its class-leading features. Kia’s hopes to enthral the young-at-heart for their ‘always-connected’ consumers.

Kia Sonet Sketch - Topgear Car Magazine
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If you notice, the dashboard includes a two-layer tray to store mobile devices and other items while driving. Other than that, there’s a first-in-segment 10.25-inch HD touchscreen and navigation system with UVO Connected technologies. The Sonet will also offer drivers steering wheel-mounted controls, and the ability to select multiple drive and traction modes. Air vents in the dashboard feature a metallic, diamond-knurled pattern. In line with Kia’s design DNA, the Sonet’s features the distinctive ‘tiger-nose’ grille, with a three-dimensional ‘stepwell’ geometric grille mesh.

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“We are extremely excited to introduce the new Kia Sonet to the world, a compact SUV with a strong and muscular character found only in much larger vehicles. With this in mind, we have designed this SUV with a uniquely sporty attitude, a confident stance and a dynamic silhouette. Its uncompromising attention to detail and selection of colours and materials could have only be inspired by the great cultural heritage that our designers found all over India,” said Karim Habib, Senior Vice President and Head of Kia Global Design at Kia Motors Corporation.

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Kia also states that safety is a key consideration for all Kia Motors vehicles, and the Sonet will feature an extensive list of active and passive safety equipment. It will come equipped with up to six airbags – offering a class-leading combination of front, side and curtain protection for occupants. The ‘Made-in-India’ Sonet will be available in many of the brand’s global markets.