An Indian vlogger brings a walkaround tour of the 2024 Kia Sonet HTK (second base model). The compact SUV segment in India is gaining considerable momentum, witnessing a notable surge in sales over the past few years. The Sonet has played a crucial role in driving this growth, distinguishing itself as the most feature-rich vehicle in its category. The facelift model has further elevated its position by adding advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) features, enhancing its appeal in the market. Let’s delve into the specifics of arguably the most value-for-money variant of the Sonet.
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2024 Kia Sonet HTK
This video comes from Rajni Chaudhary on YouTube. She showcases the HTK trim of the new Sonet. At the front, it gets similar styling as the higher variants. However, the LED DRLs are replaced by clever chrome strips which gives almost a similar appearance. Apart from that, this model gets halogen headlamps and a black grille without the glossy finish. Interestingly, it still gets front parking sensors which are great to manoeuvre the car in tight spaces. On the sides, there are roof rails and wheel covers are designed in such a manner that they look like alloys. Similarly, at the rear, there is an illusion of connected taillamps. However, there is no light bar between the two taillamps. All in all, there are not too many issues with the way it looks.
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Interior and Features
The vlogger then takes the viewers inside the 2024 Kia Sonet HTK. This model gets all four power windows, steering wheel with multimedia controls, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a part-digital driver’s instrument cluster, air conditioning, USB and Type-C charging ports, front armrest with storage space, silver finish on door handles, rear AC vents, height adjustable driver’s seat, manual IRVM, key ignition, electrically adjustable ORVMs, fabric seats, 385-litre boot space without the parcel tray and much more. In essence, there are all the basic elements that one would ever need from a car at this price point.
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This entry-level model comes with a 1.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine generating a decent 82 hp and 113 Nm of peak power and torque. This engine pairs with a 5-speed manual transmission. In the petrol guise, it has a price tag of Rs 8.79 lakh, ex-showroom. As you go higher, there are options of either a 1.5-litre diesel engine or a peppy 1.0-litre turbo petrol mill producing 115 PS / 250 Nm and 120 PS / 172 Nm of peak power and torque, respectively. The transmission options include a 6-speed manual, an automatic or a 7-speed DCT.
|1.2L (P), 1.0L (Turbo P) & 1.5L (D)
|83 PS / 120 PS / 115 PS
|115 Nm / 172 Nm / 250 Nm
|5MT, 6MT, iMT, 6AT, 7-DCT
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There are many people who would like to own an SUV but don’t wish to spend a fortune. Often, the base models of cars are so poorly equipped that one can’t use them. However, the case with this second base trim of the new Kia Sonet is quite different. The Korean auto giant ensures that it offers important and usable features even in the lower trims. This enhances the practicality of the car and people are able to enjoy even the lower trims a lot more. Perhaps, this is the reason why Kia has been so successful in our market.
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