5 Key Things to Know About the 2024 Kia Sonet Facelift

5 Key Things to Know About the 2024 Kia Sonet Facelift

Kia India is set to unveil the much-anticipated 2024 Sonet facelift tomorrow. The refreshed sub-4m SUV has already made its way to dealerships, with bookings in full swing and deliveries slated for later this month. If you're considering the upcoming Sonet facelift, here are five key things to know ahead of the launch.

1. Design Refresh

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Kia Sonet

The 2024 Sonet has a redesigned appearance with significant improvements to improve its aesthetic appeal. The front features a revised and larger grille complemented by fresh inserts and updated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) that extend to the bumpers. The headlights are updated, and the bumpers now house sleek LED fog lamps. While the side profile remains largely unchanged, the rear showcases new connected LED taillights inspired by the design of the 2023 Seltos facelift.

2. Interior Updates

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Kia Sonet Interior

Inside, the overall dashboard layout maintains familiarity with the pre-facelift model. However, keen eyes will notice significant revisions in the center console, including an updated climate control panel. Higher-spec variants introduce different interior colour themes adding a touch of customization to the cabin.

3. Expanded Feature Set

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Kia Sonet Cabin 

Known for its feature-rich cabin, the Sonet facelift takes it up a notch with additional features and the list consists of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), a 360-degree camera, a semi-powered driver's seat, and a digital driver's display. Retaining its impressive features, the Sonet continues to offer a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, a single-pane sunroof, ventilated front seats, a wireless phone charger, and the renowned Bose sound system. Safety features include six airbags, ABS with EBD, front and rear parking sensors, electronic stability control, and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

4. Powertrain Overview

While the powertrain department sees no major updates, there is a noteworthy reintroduction of the 6-speed manual transmission with the Sonet's diesel engine. Here's a quick look at the powertrain options for the 2024 Kia Sonet facelift:

1.2-litre NA Petrol

  • Power: 83PS
  • Torque: 115Nm
  • Gearbox: 5-speed MT

1.5-litre Diesel

  • Power: 116PS
  • Torque: 250Nm
  • Gearbox: 6-speed MT / 6-speed iMT / 6-speed AT

1-litre Turbo Petrol

  • Power: 120PS
  • Torque: 172Nm
  • Gearbox: 6-speed iMT / 7-speed DCT

5. Price Expectations and Rivals

Anticipate the prices of the 2024 Sonet to command a premium over the current model, which starts from Rs 7.79 lakh (ex-showroom). The Sonet facelift will continue its rivalry with formidable competitors in the subcompact SUV segment, including the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Mahindra XUV300, and Nissan Magnite.

As the launch date approaches the 2024 Kia Sonet facelift promises an exciting blend of design enhancements, feature updates, and a competitive powertrain lineup and stay tuned for the official unveiling and pricing details.