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Modern Sonet

One has to accept some inalienable truths. Despite the global pandemic, India’s love affair with SUVs continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Last month’s sales figures show that of the top 20 best sellers, five are SUVs, of which three are from the most coveted class – the compact segment. Competition will only intensify further with the launch of the Kia Sonet, next Friday. The Sonet will be available in three powertrain options, the naturally aspirated 82bhp 1.2-litre petr...

Kia Motors unveils the Sonet – an all-new smart urban compact SUV

Kia Motors Corporation, one of the world’s largest automakers, revealed the Kia Sonet to the world today in a digital presentation. Manufactured at Kia’s state-of-the-art production facility at Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, the Sonet is Kia’s all-new smart urban compact SUV, and the brand’s latest made-in-India global product after the Seltos. The new Sonet marks Kia Motors’ entry into the burgeoning compact SUV segment, and sets new benchmarks with its first-in-cla...

Kia Sonet launched in India with special introductory price starting INR 6,71,000

Kia Motors India, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation, today launched its first-ever compact SUV, the all-new Kia Sonet in India. The Sonet entry-level HTE smartstream G1.2 5MT variant debuts at a competitive price of INR 6,71,000 (ex-showroom, pan-India). The made-in-India for the world Kia Sonet is being offered with the widest variety in its category in terms of powertrains and trims. In total, the Sonet is being offered across 17 variants, including two petrol engines, two...

KIA to go full throttle in 2020

Manohar Bhat, Head, Sales & Marketing, KIA, talks to TURN OF SPEED about their latest product, the Carnival, their "teething problems" and their plans to enhance customer-satisfaction levels. TOS: Tell us about your latest launch, the Carnival, people have been comparing it to the Toyota Innova? MB: The comparisons are odious. This is a new segment that we have created. The KIA Carnival is not only high end, but it is also longer and wider than any of the existing vehicles today. It ...

Coming Soon (Cars)

Though the Indian automotive scene did face some headwinds due to the slowdown followed by the Coronavirus pandemic, manufacturers across the country are now trying to steady their ships and surge ahead as the ‘new normal’ takes over. With a steady stream of launches scheduled in the coming months, leading up to the festive season, a time when many new automobile purchases are made in India, we bring you a selection of cars that auto manufacturers are gearing up to launch.  ...