New Delhi, August 7
South Korean automaker Kia Motors Corporation on Friday globally unveiled its sub four-metre compact SUV Sonet which it plans to launch in India subsequent month.
The mannequin could be manufactured at firm’s Anantapur-based (Andhra Pradesh) facility and would even be exported to different markets.
Sonet, which is Kia’s third product in India after Seltos and Carnival, would compete with the likes of Hyundai Venue, Maruti Vitara Brezza, Tata Nexon and Mahindra XUV300 within the home market.
The section can be going to see extra merchandise like Toyota Kirloskar Motor’s Urban Cruiser and Nissan’s Magnite.
“With its aggressive and modern design language, fun-to-drive dynamics, and Kia’s latest high-tech features, the Sonet puts an exclamation point on our ambition to make Kia the brand of choice, especially among millennial and Gen Z consumers,” Kia Motors Corporation President and CEO Ho Sung Song mentioned.
The mannequin fills a necessity within the rising SUV market, in India and additional afield, and can appeal to a wider variety of customers to the Kia model, he added.
Kia Motors India MD and CEO Kookhyun Shim mentioned that after the success of the Seltos and Carnival, the corporate is assured that it’ll revolutionise one other market section in India with the Sonet by addressing the unmet wants and aspirations of shoppers.
The Sonet shall be produced on the firm’s Anantapur plant as per Kia’s exacting world requirements, Shim famous.
The Kia Sonet will include a number of powertrain choices to go well with nearly all necessities on this section.
It may even include a 1.2 litre and 1 litre turbo petrol variants in addition to 1.5 litre diesel trims mated to a alternative of 5 guide and computerized transmissions.
The compact SUV would additionally include first-in-class diesel six-speed computerized transmission, the automaker mentioned.
The Sonet would additionally include a spread of related options.
The Sonet is developed and engineered from the ground-up collectively by Kia Motors India and Kia’s world analysis and improvement headquarters in South Korea. PTI