The 2024 Kia Sonet facelift is expected to be launched early next year with a number of revisions inside and out
Kia India is in the process of developing a facelift for the Sonet, and spy images of the upcoming model have been captured both in India and overseas. The refreshed compact SUV is set to undergo various changes in its design as well as inside the cabin drawing ample inspiration from the recently updated Seltos and the global lineup of Kia SUVs.
At the front, the new model features sharper three-tier LED headlamps adorned with integrated LED Daytime Running Lights. The redesigned grille section incorporates black chrome inserts and elsewhere you could also find a more muscular bonnet, complemented by newly designed 16-inch alloy wheels and new character lines, C-shaped LED tail lamps, connected by a light bar and updated bumpers.
It’s important to highlight that there are no expected significant dimensional changes in the 2024 Kia Sonet. Spy images indicate that the upcoming SUV will get a two-tone black and brown seat upholstery along with updated trims surrounding the vertical AC vents and gear lever. But most of its features will likely be carried over.
The equipment list will comprise a multifunctional flat-bottom steering wheel, a large touchscreen infotainment system, a fully digital instrument cluster, front parking sensors, 360-degree camera system, wireless charger, six airbags, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, an air purifier and automatic climate control amongst others.
We do expect Kia to introduce ADAS-based driver-assistive and safety features in the new Sonet. Its sibling, the Hyundai Venue, is already offered with Level 1 ADAS enabling features such as forward collision warning and avoidance assist, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, driver attention warning, lane following and high beam assist, etc.
As for the performance, the 2024 Kia Sonet will likely continue with the 1.0L three-cylinder turbocharged petrol, the 1.2L NA petrol and the 1.5L four-cylinder diesel engine. A five-speed MT, a six-speed MT and a seven-speed DCT will be the transmission options. Expected to go on sale in early 2024, it will command a slight premium over the outgoing model, which currently costs between Rs. 7.79 lakh and Rs. 14.89 lakh (ex-showroom).