Kia Sonet 2021 | Review | Specification | Features |  Variant | Price. Which variant is suitable?
Kia Sonet

Kia Sonet 2021 | Review | Specification | Features | Variant | Price. Which variant is suitable?

Kia Sonet

Kia Sonet lies in the segment of Sub Compact SUV. This segment in India is very much busy as every company has some of their products in this segment. Also, it is a very fast-growing segment in India. Kia sonnet has its fab base as it provides lot more in its variants the others when it comes to the features of comfort and convenience and tech related.

It has many competitors in India like Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV 5OO, Hyundai Venue, Ford Ecosport, Nissan Magnite and few more.


Front Profile

First thing come into notice is the Tiger Nose Grille which looks Muscular in its front and the LED headlights makes it feel bolder and give that SUV stance. New KIA logo on the hood looks quite good in it and the silver skid plates is also a nice touch.

GT Version

In GT version only lower grille is quite different and it has some RED inserts on the skid plates and on Grille pattern also GT is embossed on the Grille.

Side Profile

Side Profile of the Kia Sonet is enhanced by Black A and B- pillars, Body coloured C-pillars, Chrome Door handles and the Beautiful Alloys. Plastic Cladding all around, Roof rails and chrome strip on the doors enhances its overall look.

GT Version

In GT version you get RED inserts on door, front Brake callipers, and centre of alloys.

Rear Profile

On rear it gets similar sort of design from front like the LEDs, Rear silver skid plates, dual tone bumpers, and some badging on the tail gate.

GT Version

Changes are like red inserts on lower bumper and a GT badge.

Engine Specifications

EnginePetrolTurbo PetrolDiesel
Capacity1.2 liters (1197 cc)1.0 liters (999 cc)1.5 liters (1493 cc)
Power @ rpm82 bhp @ 6300 rpm118 bhp @ 6000 rpm98 bhp @ 4000 rpm
Torque @ rpm115 Nm @ 4000 rpm172 Nm @ 1500 rpm240 Nm @ 1500 rpm
Transmission5-speed Manual6-speed iMT 7-spreed DCT6-speed Manual and AT
Mileage18.4 kmpl (ARAI)18.2 kmpl (ARAI)24.1 kmpl (ARAI)
Engine Specifications


VariantsPetrol (Manual)Turbo PetrolDiesel (Manual)
HTE₹ 6.79 lakhs ex-showroom            NA₹ 8.35 lakhs ex-showroom
HTK₹ 7.79 lakhs ex-showroom           NA₹ 9.29 lakhs ex-showroom
HTK+₹ 8.65 lakhs ex-showroom₹ 9.79 lakhs ex-showroom₹ 9.89 lakhs ex-showroom
HTX           NA₹ 10.29 lakhs ex-showroom₹ 10.49 lakhs ex-showroom
HTX+          NA₹ 11.75 lakhs ex-showroom₹ 11.99 lakhs ex-showroom
GTX+          NA₹ 12.19 lakhs ex-showroom₹ 12.45 lakhs ex-showroom
Variants and Their Prices

7-speed DCT is available in only Turbo Petrol Engine option and that too in HTX and GTX+ variants at an incremental cost of ₹ 70,000 and ₹ 80,000 respectively over Turbo Petrol iMT variant

Diesel Automatic is available only with HTX and GTX+ variant of Kia Sonet at an incremental cost of ₹ 80,000 over Manual Diesel.

Also Read: Variant Wise Detail Feature List of Kia Seltos


  • Length: 3995 mm
  • Width: 1790 mm
  • Height: 1642 mm
  • Wheel Base: 2500 mm
  • Ground Clearance: 205 mm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 45 liters
  • Boot Space: 392 liters

Features (Safety Included) Variant Wise

HTE Variant

  • 2 Airbags
  • ABS with EBD
  • Front seatbelts with pretensioner and load limiter
  • Emergency Stop Signal
  • Speed sensing door lock
  • Impact sensing auto door unlock
  • Central locking
  • Muscular front skid plates
  • Muscular rear skid plates
  • Body colour outside door handle
  • Halogen head lamps and tail lamps
  • Tilt Steering
  • Tinted glass
  • Front and rear power windows
  • Fixed Type Front Armrest with Storage Box
  • Front passenger adjustable headrest
  • Front and Rear USB charging ports
  • Day and night IRVMs
  • Electric adjust ORVMs
  • Fabric Seats – Black
  • Manual AC
  • Rear AC vents
  • Battery Saver
  • 3.5 inch MID
  • Rear parking sensors
  • R15 Wheel cover

Brief of Variant

This variant of Kia Sonet misses very basic features like music system with speakers, rear vipers and some more so it is recommended to avoid this variant and go for some other.

kia Sonet GT Version Interiors

HTK Variant

It has all the features of HTE variant and also includes

  • Pole type antenna
  • Semi Leatherette seats with white stitching – Black
  • Follow Me Home Headlamps
  • Sunglass Holder
  • Manual Driver Seat Height Adjust
  • Keyless Entery
  • 3.8 inches audio system
  • Steering mounted controls
  • 4 Speakers
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • UVO lite
  • R16 Metallic silver Styled wheels

Brief of Variant

Spending ₹ 1 lakh more for just few is on higher side if you want these features then buy a HTE variant and install these from market it will be more cost effective. Also it misses features like Auto Fold ORVMs, Rear Vipers and more.

Automatic AC

HTK+ Variant

It has all the features of HTK variant and also includes

  • Projector fog lamps
  • Auto headlamps
  • Silver skid plates (Front and Rear)
  • Turn Indicator on ORVMs
  • Chrome door handles (Optional)
  • Roof Rails
  • Electric Sunroof (Optional)
  • Shark Fin Antenna
  • Driver One Touch Auto up/ down with Anti Pinch function
  • Rear Parcel tray
  • Smart key Remote Engine Start (Optional)
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Rear Defogger
  • Electric Folding Outside Mirror
  • Auto AC
  • 8 inches touchscreen music system
  • Android Auto and Apple Car play
  • 2 tweeters additional
  • Rear camera with Guidelines
Infotainment Screen

Brief of Variant

It misses some features like Break Assist, Rear Viper washer, Auto IRVMs and some more but it can be considered as the budget buyers of this compact SUV segment

HTX Variant

It has all the features of HTK+ variant and also includes

  • Brake Assist
  • ESC (Electronic Stability Control)
  • HAC (Hill-start Assist Control)
  • VSM (Vehicle Stability Management)
  • ISO FIX Child Anchor
  • Diffuser fin rear skid plates
  • Outside Door Handle – Chrome
  • Electric Sunroof
  • LED headlamps with integrated indicators
  • LED tail lights
  • Leatherette wrapped D-cut steering wheel with Sonet logo
  • Leatherette Gear Knob
  • Leatherette wrapped Door Armrest
  • Luggage Lamp – Bulb Type
  • Rear passenger adjustable headrest
  • Rear Door Sun-Shade Curtain
  • Smart key Remote Engine Start
  • Smart Key with Push Button Start
  • Cruise Control
  • Traction modes – Sand/ Mud/ Wet (Optional)
  • Multi Drive Modes – Normal/ Eco/ Sports (Optional)
  • Paddle Shifters (Optional)
  • R16 Crystal cut alloys
Instrument Cluster

Brief of Variant

According to us this variant of Kia Sonet is the most value for money variant as it offers a lot when its comes to features whether its of safety, comfort and convenience or tech. though it misses few features like Auto IRVMs, Rear Viper and washer and few more.

HTX+ Variant

It has all the features of HTX variant and also includes

  • LED sound mood lights
  • Leatherette seats with silver stitching – Beige & Black
  • Auto Antiglare Rear View Mirror with UVO Controls
  • Rear Wiper & Washer
  • 10.25 inches touchscreen with navigation
  • UVO connected car with OTA
  • Smartwatch connectivity App
  • BOSE 7 speakers with Dynamic Speed Compensation
  • Sub-Woofer
  • Voice Recognition with “Hello Kia”
  • 4.2 inches Colour MID
  • Ventilated front Seats
  • Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus Protection

Brief of Variant

In this variant there are many feel good features which will make your ownership experience better in long run. So this become the most recommended variant from our side.

GTX+ Variant

It has all the features of HTX+ variant and also includes

  • Side and Curtain Airbags
  • Front Parking sensors
  • TPMS- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Red Brake Calipers (Front)
  • GT logo on grille, Steering wheel
  • Wireless Phone Charger
Steering wheel

Brief of Variant

This variant is like choosy sort of thing that if you want these feature the can go with it but these features are not of your use the you can save and go for the HTX+ variant of Kia Sonet.

Colour options

Single Tone Colours

Dual Tone Colours

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Walkaround of Kia Sonet GTX+ Variant

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