2024 Kia Sonet Facelift Launched in India at Rs 7.99 Lakh

2024 Kia Sonet Facelift Launched in India at Rs 7.99 Lakh

Kia India has launched the 2024 Sonet facelift on our shores from Rs 7.99 lakh (ex-showroom). This is the first midlife update for Kia’s sub-4 metre SUV, which has been on sale on our shores since 2020. As part of its mid-life update, the Sonet comes packing with a refreshed design, new features and re-introduction of the diesel-manual powertrain. In a bold move to redefine the compact SUV segment, Kia Motors has launched the much-anticipated 2024 Kia Sonet Facelift in India, with an attractive starting price of Rs 7.99 Lakh.

Design Elegance

The 2024 Kia Sonet Facelift arrives with a renewed sense of style. While retaining the distinctive design elements that made the original Sonet a head-turner, and the facelift introduces subtle yet it is impactful changes. The front fascia boasts a refreshed grille design, and to complemented by sleeker headlamps and the redefined bumper. These design updates add a touch of sophistication, and giving the Sonet and the more refined and contemporary appearance. Up front, you get a larger grille adorned with fresh inserts, surrounding a pair of updated LED headlights with new downward-extending daytime running lights (DRLs). Below, the redesigned bumper has a minimalist look and the incorporates stylish LED fog lamps. Apart from the updated alloy wheels, the side profile remains largely unchanged. Moving to the rear, it packs connected LED tail lamps, drawing inspiration from the Seltos.

Interior Sophistication

Step inside the 2024 Sonet, and you're welcomed by an interior that seamlessly blends comfort and technology. The facelifted model to comes equipped with premium materials, and enhancing to the overall quality of the cabin. The layout is driver-centric, and with an intuitive infotainment system and the instrument cluster that provides crucial information at a glance. Additionally, the Kia has focused on the maximizing space, ensuring a comfortable and the ergonomic experience for both the driver and passengers. While the overall dashboard layout in the 2024 Kia Sonet facelift remains similar to its predecessor, keen observers will discern a revised interface for the climate control.

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Kia Sonet 

Technological Advancements

Kia has always been at the forefront of integrating cutting-edge technology into its vehicles, and the Sonet Facelift is no exception. The infotainment system receives an upgrade with a larger touchscreen display and improved connectivity options. Advanced driver-assistance features, and including lane departure warning, or the forward collision alert, and to the smart cruise control, contribute to a safer driving experience. The incorporation of these technologies highlights Kia's commitment to delivering not just a car but the technologically advanced the driving companion. In this update, Kia has incorporated several new features into the Sonet, including a fully digital driver's display, a 360-degree camera, a semi-powered driver’s seat and notably, specific Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Elements such as the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, a single-pane sunroof, ventilated front seats, wireless phone charger, and the Bose sound system have been retained in the updated version.

Engine and Performance

Under the hood, the 2024 Kia Sonet  continues to offer a range of powertrains to suit diverse driving preferences. Whether it's the fuel-efficient petrol engine, the torquey diesel option, or the eco-friendly choice of a turbocharged GDI engine, Kia ensures that there's a variant for every type of driver.

Variant Options

Kia understands the importance of catering to the varied customer needs, and the Sonet Facelift comes in an array of variants to provide choices for the every budget and requirement. From the base model that focuses on affordability to the fully-loaded variant with all the bells and whistles, Kia ensures that each customer can find a Sonet that aligns with their preferences.

Pricing Strategy

One of the most notable aspects of the 2024 Kia Sonet Facelift is its aggressive pricing. At Rs 7.99 Lakh for the base model, Kia aims to make the facelifted Sonet an enticing option for a wider audience.

Market Impact and Competition

The launch of the 2024 Kia Sonet Facelift is poised to make a significant impact on the Indian compact SUV market. With its refreshed design, upgraded features, and competitive pricing, Kia aims to challenge rivals in a segment that values both style and substance.

Kia's commitment to delivering excellence in every aspect of the Sonet experience reinforces its position as a formidable player in the Indian automotive landscape. As the facelifted Sonet hits the roads at Rs 7.99 Lakh, it signifies not just a vehicle launch but a statement of Kia's dedication to elevating the driving experience for Indian customers. Deliveries for the 2024 Kia Sonet facelift are set to commence later this month and the vehicle has arrived at dealerships as well. To know our impressions on the 2024 Kia Sonet facelift, head to our in-depth first drive review. It will continue to lock horns with the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, and Nissan Magnite.