2024 Kia Sonet Facelift’s India Unveiling Tomorrow – Top 5 Things to Keep in Mind

2024 Kia Sonet Facelift’s India Unveiling Tomorrow – Top 5 Things to Keep in Mind

2024 Kia Sonet Facelift: 5 Key Highlights Before the India Debut

Kia is gearing up to unveil the much-anticipated 2024 Kia Sonet facelift in India on December 14. This marks a significant update for the sub-4m SUV since its initial launch in mid-2020. Here are five key highlights to look forward to:

1. Striking Exterior Updates

The exterior of the 2024 Kia Sonet facelift has undergone a noticeable transformation. Key changes include a revised grille with new inserts, updated LED headlights and DRLs that extend into the bumper, a new air dam, and an updated bumper design with sleeker LED fog lamps. The sides feature new alloy wheels, and the rear showcases a new connected tail lamp inspired by the Seltos, along with a refreshed bumper.

2. Interior Refinements

While the interior updates aren't as extensive, the new Sonet will continue with its existing dashboard layout. It retains a floating touchscreen infotainment system and an updated climate control panel. Revamped interior colors are also expected, adding a touch of freshness to the cabin.

3. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

The 2024 Kia Sonet facelift is set to come equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology. This includes features like forward collision alert and autonomous emergency braking (AEB). Additionally, it will feature a new fully digital driver's display and a 360-degree camera system. The continuation of features like the 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, wireless phone charging, ventilated front seats, sunroof, and Bose sound system is expected.

4. Powertrain Details

Kia is reintroducing the 6-speed manual gearbox for the 1.5-liter diesel engine. Apart from this, the Sonet will retain its existing engine and gearbox configurations:

  • 1.2-liter NA Petrol
    • Power: 83 PS
    • Torque: 115 Nm
    • Gearbox: 5-speed MT
  • 1.5-liter Diesel
    • Power: 116 PS
    • Torque: 250 Nm
    • Gearbox: 6-speed MT / 6-speed iMT / 6-speed AT
  • 1-liter Turbo Petrol
    • Power: 120 PS
    • Torque: 172 Nm
    • Gearbox: 6-speed iMT / 7-speed DCT

5. Expected Price and Rivals

The introduction of new features like ADAS might lead to a slight increase in the price of the Sonet. The outgoing model starts from Rs 7.79 lakh (ex-showroom). In terms of competition, the Sonet facelift will compete with rivals such as the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, and Nissan Magnite. As the covers come off, the 2024 Kia Sonet facelift promises to bring a refreshed and enhanced driving experience to the sub-4m SUV segment. Stay tuned for more details post its official debut.