Top 10 ADAS Features of the 2024 Kia Sonet

Top 10 ADAS Features of the 2024 Kia Sonet

As Kia India gears up for the launch of the much-anticipated facelifted Sonet, exclusive information unveils that this compact SUV is set to elevate safety standards by incorporating Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Level 1. Notably, the 2024 Sonet will become the second in its segment to boast such advanced safety technologies. 

Let's delve into the detailed features of ADAS Level 1, offering a sneak peek into what the facelifted Sonet has in store:

1. Front Collision Warning (FCW): The Sonet is equipped with a proactive system that warns the driver upon detecting unexpected obstacles ahead and this feature aims to enhance situational awareness and prevent potential collisions.
2. Front Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) for Automobiles: Taking safety a step further, the Sonet's ADAS system not only issues warnings but also autonomously applies brakes to avert an imminent collision with another vehicle and this feature is designed to act swiftly in critical situations.
3. Front Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) for Cyclists: Cyclist safety is a priority with the new Sonet, as it can detect cyclists on the road. In addition to automatically applying brakes when needed the system warns bikers about possible collisions and enhances road safety overall.
4. Front Collision-Avoidance Assist – Pedestrian (FCA - Pedestrian): In urban environments, where pedestrian safety is paramount, the Sonet's ADAS system warns the driver of an impending collision with pedestrians. The system can also initiate automatic braking if the driver does not respond promptly providing an extra layer of safety.
5. Lane Keep Assist (LKA): To combat the risks associated with driver inattention or lane drifting, the 2024 Sonet features Lane Keep Assist. This system automatically steers the vehicle back into its lane promoting safe driving practices.
6. Lane Departure Warning (LDW): Building on the importance of maintaining proper lane discipline, Sonet's ADAS system issues warnings if the vehicle starts moving away from its lane without the use of indicators, encouraging adherence to traffic rules.
7. Lane Following Assist (LFA): This advanced feature not only detects road lanes but actively assists in steering the vehicle back to the center of the road and it provides an extra layer of support, especially in situations where the driver may unintentionally drift off course.
8. Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA): Using ADAS, the Sonet keeps a close eye on the movements of the vehicle in front. It promptly informs the driver if the vehicle in front starts moving, helping maintain a safe following distance.
9. High Beam Assist (HBA): Enhancing visibility during night driving, the High Beam Assist feature automatically adjusts the car's headlights to oncoming traffic and this intuitive technology ensures optimal illumination without causing discomfort to other road users.
10. Driver Attention Warning (DAW): Acknowledging the importance of driver alertness, Sonet's ADAS system issues warnings of any lapses in attention and this feature aims to reduce the risk of accidents by prompting the driver to stay focused on the road.

2024 Kia Sonet Engine Options

Beyond its advanced safety features, the 2024 Kia Sonet continues to impress with a trio of engines: the 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol, the 1.5-litre diesel, and the peppy 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and Kia offer a diverse array of transmission options catering to various driving preferences. The suite includes a five-speed manual, six-speed manual, six-speed iMT, six-speed torque converter automatic, and the smooth seven-speed DCT and this extensive range ensures that drivers can choose the configuration that best suits their driving style.

As the launch date approaches enthusiasts eagerly await the official unveiling of the facelifted Sonet anticipating a blend of style, performance, and cutting-edge safety technologies. As the 2024 Kia Sonet makes an impression on the Indian automotive world stay tuned for more in-depth analysis and firsthand accounts.