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Kia Sonet Facelift To Launch On December 14 - Here's What To Expect?

Rev up your anticipation as Kia is set to unveil the revamped Sonet on December 14, 2023. The Korean automaker is igniting excitement with a sneak peek into the facelifted compact SUV, teasing us with glimpses of its stylish exterior and enticing interior upgrades.

The teaser video unveils a captivating design transformation, showcasing new LED headlights reminiscent of the sleek Seltos, adorned with eye-catching LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) framing them on three sides. The front bumper gets a facelift too, featuring horizontally-mounted fog lights beneath the intakes for an added touch of sophistication.

Step inside the refreshed Sonet, and you'll discover a familiar yet enhanced interior layout. A central 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen takes center stage, complemented by a new small screen displaying climate control details and a sleek line of toggles. The digital instrument cluster, reminiscent of the Seltos facelift, adds a modern touch, while spy shots hint at luxurious brown upholstery and a rear seat armrest. And the beat goes on with the continuation of the top-notch Bose music system in high-end variants.

Safety takes the driver's seat with the Sonet facelift, boasting Level 1 Autonomous Driving Assistance Systems. Joining the league of safety features are forward collision warning, lane departure warning, forward collision avoidance assistance, high beam assist, lane-keeping assist, and more. Standard across all trims are six airbags, while higher trims pamper you with a rear camera, cornering lamps, hill-start assist, ESC, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

Under the hood, Kia maintains the winning formula with the same engine options as the pre-facelift Sonet. From the 83hp 1.2-litre petrol engine to the powerful 120hp 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and the robust 116hp 1.5-litre diesel engine, the Sonet promises a thrilling ride. Transmission options include 5-speed manual, 6-speed iMT, 7-speed dual-clutch, and 6-speed torque convertor automatic transmissions, ensuring you find your perfect match.

Buckle up for a price shift, with the Sonet facelift expected to raise the bar over the current model's Rs 7.79-14.89 lakh ex-showroom price range. As it gears up to take on rivals like the Tata Nexon, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Nissan Magnite, and Renault Kiger, the Sonet facelift is poised to dominate the compact SUV arena with its refreshed allure and cutting-edge features. Stay tuned for the grand unveiling on December 14, 2023, and get ready to experience the thrill of the road in the revamped Kia Sonet!

TopGear Magazine February 2024