Kia Sonet Facelift Spotted Again In India Revealing New Details


Kia Sonet facelift is expected to go on sale later this year or in early 2024 with a redesigned front fascia and rear

Kia India laid its foundation with the Seltos and Sonet SUVs as their consistent volumes helped the brand to establish itself firmly as the fifth largest car producer in the country. With competition growing leaps and bounds, the South Korean auto major is planning to launch the facelifted version of the Sonet before the end of this year or in early 2024.

The updated compact SUV gets an array of changes inside and out and it has been caught testing in India as well as abroad. The prototype of the Kia Sonet facelift has now been spied in Bengaluru giving us clearer details of what is lying under the black wrap. The test mule is partially covered as only the front and rear profiles are hidden exposing the sides and wheels.

Thus, the side profile appears to have gotten fewer or no updates as typical with a mid-life facelift. The newly designed 16-inch alloy wheels (215/60 R16 rear) can be clearly seen though and it has a two-tone finish. Upon close inspection, the disc brakes at the rear can be noted indicating that the variant is a high-spec trim with all four discs for added stopping power.


Despite wearing a black wrap, the new tail lamp signature can also be noted. The vertical LED tail lamps will be connected by an LED light bar and the bumper has also been revised. Moving up front, the redesigned grille section is accompanied by a sleeker headlamp cluster with L-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights sitting on top.

The bonnet will be more muscular and the front bumper will be reworked with the presence of a wider air intake. The Kia Sonet is already a packed SUV in terms of features and technologies and just as the Seltos facelift, it might get conceivable improvements. A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, a 10.25-inch digital cluster, and ADAS-based technologies are likely.

The test mule appears to feature a camera module at the front and front parking sensors could also be available. As for the performance, the familiar 1.2L NA petrol, the 1.0L turbo petrol and the 1.5L turbo diesel engines will stay put. We do not expect any revisions to the transmissions as well.