To include multiple first-in-segment features interior and exterior, and aimed at young–at-heart, tech-savvy buyers
Kia Motors India today released official image renderings of the interior and exterior of its upcoming Sonet compact SUV. The production-ready Kia Sonet has a distinctive and dynamic design, as well as many first-in-segment features, the company noted. The Kia Sonet was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 as a concept, with the production model scheduled to make its world premiere on 7 August, 2020.
The Kia Sonet has a sophisticated and lively cabin featuring a smooth, sweeping dashboard and a stylish, minimalist centre console that offers easy access to its class-leading features, the company said. It added that the general ambience is both youthful and luxurious. The interior of the compact SUV has been designed to maximise driver and passenger comfort. It is trimmed in high-quality materials, with the dashboard providing owners with the car’s full range of user-friendly features, including a two-layer tray to store mobile devices and other items while driving.
The focal point of the dashboard is the high-tech digital display and instrument cluster, featuring a first-in-segment 10.25-inch HD touchscreen and navigation system with UVO Connected technologies. The Sonet will also offer steering wheel-mounted controls, and the ability to select different drive and traction modes. Air vents in the dashboard feature a metallic, diamond-knurled pattern, a chic and stylish design highlight.
The Sonet has been designed keeping Kia’s signature design traits, including the ‘tiger nose’ grill, with a three-dimensional ‘stepwell’ geometric grill mesh, making a strong visual impression inspired by Indian architecture. The LED headlamps reiterate the ‘Wild by Design’ theme that has inspired the Sonet, giving it a powerful appearance that truly stands out on the road. It projects an aggressive stance with a rugged appeal, said Kia.
The Kia Sonet will feature an extensive list of active and passive safety equipment. It will come equipped with up to six airbags – offering a class-leading combination of front, side and curtain protection for occupants. The Sonet is Kia’s latest ‘Made-in-India’ product, which will be available in many of the brand’s global markets.
Karim Habib, Senior Vice-President and Head, Kia Global Design, Kia Motors Corporation, said the new Kia Sonet is a compact SUV with a strong and muscular character found only in much larger vehicles. With this in mind, Kia has designed this SUV with a uniquely sporty attitude, a confident stance and a dynamic silhouette, he added. “We believe the Kia Sonet’s compelling character will hold major appeal for young, aspirational and always-connected customers in India and beyond,” stated Habib.