Andre De Kock
Motorsport Editor
4 minute read
31 Jul 2021
8:25 am

New Kia Sonet offers good value albeit not flawless

Andre De Kock

CVT transmission really hampers this otherwise superb all-new compact SUV offering from Kia.

Sonet has the looks

Nothing in life, this writer has painfully learnt over the last 67 years, can be flawless. About 50 years ago, I thought everything would become perfect if I could just pass matric. I did, but there was a compromise – the South African Defence Force insisted on hosting me for the next year, even though I had no interest whatsoever in soldiering. When that was done, I figured on becoming a professional race car driver, but found I lacked two things – rich parents and appropriately phenomenal driving skills. Then I became a journalist and fell in love with it,...