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All-new Kia Sonet hurtles into SA

Powering the new Kia Sonet is a 1.5-litre MPI petrol engine with 85 kW and 144 Nm.

Kia is expanding its local line-up with the introduction of the all-new Sonet urban compact SUV that marks the brand’s entry model into the B-SUV stable.

Available in two trim levels, LX and EX, the new Sonet is 4 120 mm long while spawning a wheelbase that measures 2 500 mm and can be had in one-tone exterior colours; Glacier White, Steel Silver, Gravity Grey, Aurora Black, Beige Gold, Intense Red and Intelligency Blue.

The interior is fitted with an 8-inch HD touchscreen infotainment system that lurks a reverse camera with dynamic guidelines. The system allows Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. There is also a digital instrument cluster. 

The boot space is measured at 392-litres.

 

Powering the new Kia Sonet is a 1.5-litre MPI petrol engine with 85 kW and 144 Nm. Customers have a choice between a 6-speed manual gearbox or a CVT box.

The LX variant comes fitted with 8.0-inch infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Remote central locking, Air-conditioning, Bluetooth, Front and rear electric windows and electric mirrors plus 6 speakers. 

It rides on 15-inch steel wheels and still adds a height-adjustable driver’s seat, automatic headlamp activation, rear-view camera plus a combination of artificial leather and cloth seat trim. 

The EX adds rear park distance control, leather steering wheel and gear knob, silver skid plates, 16-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, side repeater lamps and front fog lights. 

Safety comes from Electronic Stability Control, ABS with EBD, Hill-start Assist Control, Dual front airbags plus ISOFIX child-seat anchoring points. 

Pricing 

  • Sonet 1.5 LX Manual R264,995
  • Sonet 1.5 LX CVT R285,995
  • Sonet 1.5 EX Manual R284,995
  • Sonet 1.5 EX CVT R305,995

Source: Kia SA 

 
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