Kia India first showcased the Sonet concept at the 2020 Auto Expo and it garnered huge interest. Kia then launched the Sonet in September 2020 and it quickly made its way in the top 5 best selling sub-compact SUVs list. In less than 12 months from launch, Kia Sonet has achieved the 1 lakh sales milestone.

Kia Sonet 1 lakh Sales Milestone Checked

Kia Sonet has become the fourth best-selling sub-compact SUV in the Indian market. It holds 17% of the segment share and accounts for 32% of Kia India’ sales. Kia Seltos is still the best selling Kia in the Indian market, second to the Hyundai Creta that is the best seller of its segment. Kia Sonet is the only subcompact SUV in India to offer a 1.5-litre diesel engine mated with a 6-speed torque converter gearbox. Its sophisticated diesel automatic transmission accounts for 10% of the sales whereas the iMT variants take ¼ of the sales.Kia Sonet is offered with multiple segment-leading features like flat-bottom steering with paddle shifters, semi-digital instrument cluster, 10.25-inch infotainment with UVO connect, smart air purifier, ventilated seats, Bose sound system, sound mood lighting, and a lot more. That’s also the reason behind 64% of the buyers who opted for the top-end trims. With the 2021 model year update, Kia India rejigged the variants and offered more safety features with lower variants as well.

Kia Sonet comes powered with 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol, 1.5-litre diesel and 1.2-litre petrol engine options. Kia & Hyundai’ iMT technology has proven its mettle in the Indian market and boasts great sales numbers. Kia Sonet range starts from Rs 6.89 lakh and goes to Rs 13.55 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.

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