NEW DELHI: From February 5 to August 7, Kia Motors’s attempt to keep the anticipation levels high for the Sonet tells about the promising product. Just like Seltos, Kia will be offering the Sonet in two trims: GT Line and Tech Line.
We have taken a look at the exhaustive list of features, bold design and multiple engine options. Here’s the video for reference:
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For a better understanding of how GT Line and Tech Line stack up against each other, here’s a list of difference you would find between the two:
Kia Sonet shares the same platform with Hyundai Venue. The silhouette of both the trims look similar but there are several subtle changes that can miss the naked eye.
Standing true to its name, the GT line features more red elements on the front grille and boasts a sporty skid plate. The grille, skid plates, brake callipers, side skirts bear red accents.
The Tech Line features similar design elements but without the colour splash. Both variants come with dual-tone alloy wheels, unlike the Seltos which gets dual-tone alloy wheels only on the GT Line trim.
At the rear, the GT line gets a blacked-out skid plate giving it a sportier look, tech line in silver does not he a blacked-out skid plate.
Both hold the same heartbeat-tail lamp cluster connected with an LED strip running across the much of the rear.
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The GT Line has a sporty interior that is all-black in colour and holds red markings distinct to the GT line. The Tech Line gets a subtle combination of black and beige in the inside.
The GT Line also differs with the variant insignia on the front seats and steering wheel, contrast red stitching, and sportier pedals. Apart from this, there is nothing more or less that these two variants differ in
The design is in line with the comfort of driver and passengers. Sonet’s interiors have been crafted to give a refreshing, unique and enjoyable ambiance in the compact SUV segment.
Ventilated driver and front passenger seats are one of their kind offered in this segment. Taking the centre stage on the dash is the largest-in-segment 10.25-inch (26.03 cm) Connected Panel type HD Touchscreen with Infotainment and Navigation system.
Additionally, the 4.2-inch (10.67 cm) instrument cluster panel is of sporty design and presents useful information to the driver in vivid colours, which includes navigation turn-by-turn, High Line Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and Multi Drive Modes and Grip Control.
To bring alive a concert-like sound ambiance, the Sonet offers an audio performance by BOSE via the premium BOSE 7-speaker System with Sub-woofer.
Engine and transmission
The Sonet will be offered in two petrol and one diesel engine option, which includes – a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine, a 1.5-litre diesel, and a 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine. Transmission options will include a manual, a DCT automatic, an all-new Intelligent Manual Transmission (iMT) unit, and an automatic torque converter.
A 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and 1.5-litre diesel can find their way in the Tech Line, while the GT Line could additionally sport 1.0-litre T-GDi turbocharged petrol engine.
iMT technology was first introduced in the Hyundai Venue. The iMT technology is very different from the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT). iMT is basically a modified manual transmission that still gives the driver power over the gear lever without the use of a clutch pedal.
The Tech Line and GT line would also differ in prices however, that can only be confirmed after the launch of the new SUV.
This is how the two variants of the Kia Sonet line-up.