Tuesday, June 25, 2024

2024 Kia Sonet Launched – Priciest Compact SUV!

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2024 Kia Sonet has been launched and now it gets ADAS with 10 autonomous features, including Front Collision Avoidance Assist (FCA), Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA), and Lane Following Assist (LFA) to name a few. 15 Safety features, the Sonet now boasts of more than 25 safety features. The new Sonet also becomes the only Compact SUV to offer 15 standard safety features in its segment. However, it safety rating will continue to be dicey. In addition, it has a Dual Screen Connected Panel Design, Rear Door Sunshade Curtain, All Door Power Window one touch Auto up/down, and Smartpure Air purifier with Virus and Bacteria protection to name a few.


After introducing industry-first standard 6 airbags in Carens and segment-first in Seltos. The inclusion of 6-airbags as a standard feature in the new Sonet solidifies Kia’s insecurity in getting a solid structure in the first place. As the Carens failed to get a 5 star and only got a 3 star.

Kia Inspiring Drive Program or K.I.D is accessible through the ‘Kia Connect’ app, this program evaluates Kia owners’ driving behaviour, such as seatbelt usage, sudden braking, adherence to speed limits, and more, assigning them an Ecoscore that can be redeemed for rewards. The Programme is being introduced initially for Kia Sonet owners.

Focusing more on their insecurities and unable to market the iMT, Kia India also re-introduced Manual Transmission to all the variants with Diesel powertrain. With this reintroduction, Sonet now comes with:

5MT in HTE, HTK and HTK+ variants with Smartstream G1.2 engine
6MT in all Diesel variants
6iMT in both Petrol and Diesel variants
7DCT in Petrol variants, and
6AT in Diesel Variants

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Key Highlights

Safety – 25 Features:

ADAS Level 1:

The New Sonet comes equipped with 10 Autonomous features making it one of the safest Compact SUV. The Mahindra XUV 300 is on its tail within a few months from now.

1. Front Collision Warning (FCW)

2. Front Collision Avoidance Assist Pedestrian- (FCA-Pedestrian)

3. Front Collision Avoidance Assist Cyclist- (FCA-Cyclist)

4. Front Collision Avoidance Assist Car- (FCA-Car)

5. Leading vehicle departure alert – (LVDA)

6. Lane Departure Warning- (LDW)

7. Lane Keep Assist- (LKA)

8. Lane Following Assist- (LFA)

9. High Beam Assist- (HBA)

10. Driver Attention Warning- (DAW)

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Robust 15 Standard Safety Package (Standard across variants):

1. Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

2. Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

3. Hill-start Asist Control (HAC)

4. Front Dual Airbags

5. Front Seat Side Airbags

6. Side Curtain Airbags

7. Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

8. Brake-force Assist System (BAS)

9. Rear Parking Sensors

10. Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)

11. Highline Tyre Pressure Monitor

12. Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock

13. Impact Sensing Auto Door Unlock

14. 3-Point Seatbelts (Front and Rear All Seats)

15. Seat Belt Reminder (Front and Rear All Seat)

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The key changes to the new Sonet are:

1. Crown Jewel LED Headlamps

2. Star Map LED DRLs

3. Star Map LED Connected Tail Lamps

4. Sleek LED Fog Lamps (GTX+/X-Line) and ICE-Cube LED Fog Lamps (HTK+, HTX & HTX+)

5. Star Map LED Connected Tail Lamps

6. Sporty Aerodynamic Skid Plates

7. R16 Crystal Cut Alloy Wheels

8. Body Colour Rear Spoiler (GTX+/X-Line)

9. New Bumper Design

10. 8 Monotone, 2 Dual Tone and 1 Matte Finish colour

11. Introduction of New Pewter Olive Body colour

Interior: A comfortable and luxurious cabin experience

The interiors of the new Sonet redefines the in-cabin experience with the tech-oriented dashboard, a host of convenience features and plush materials:

1. The LED Ambient Sound Lighting

2. BOSE Premium 7 Speaker System, enhancing the travelling experience of the patrons

3. Dual Screen Connected Panel Design Full Digital Cluster with 26.04cm (10.25”) Colour LCD MID and 26.03cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen Navigation

4. 60:40 Seatback Split Fold Seats

5. New GT Line Logo on Steering wheel

6. 5 interior colour options with 1 new colour

a. All Black

b. Black and Beige Dual Tone

c. All Black interior with premium Brown inserts (New Colour)

d. All Black interior with Sporty white inserts

e. All Black interior and Xclusive Sage Green inserts

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Convenience Features:

1. 360 Degree Camera with Blind View Monitor in Cluster

2. 4-Way Power Driver’s Seat

Kia Connect:

Sonet has 50 Connected Car features when it was launched in 2020. Kia now packs over 70 Connected Car features under the 5 base pillars – Safety & Security, Convenience, Remote Control, Navigation, and Vehicle Management. The key Connected Car features of Sonet are:

1. Find My Car with Surround View Monitor (SVM)

2. Hinglish VR Commands

3. Vallet Mode

4. Remote Window Control

5. Air Purifier Control

6. Advanced Auto Collision Notification (AACN)

7. Stolen Vehicle Notification

8. Remote Light Only

Mohit Soni
Mohit Sonihttps://www.thrustzone.com/
NOT A Commander, Director, Editor-In-This/ That, CEO, MD, President, Entrepreneur, etc etc. Just a first employee at Thrust Zone with a team of enthusiasts who love car and motorcycles more than anything else in the world, just like I do. Hashtag blessed

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