India, The Kia Sonet X-Line Has Arrived

It’s obtainable in two guises – petrol-DCT and diesel-AT.

After a number of teasers, Kia India has lastly given in and launched the Sonet X-Line. If that rings a bell someplace, it follows the same mantra to the Seltos X-Line. Can’t be bothered to recall? Don’t fear; we’ll get to the main points in a bit. First, the costs. The Sonet X-Line is obtainable in two variants –petrol-DCT and diesel-AT. The place the previous prices INR 13.39 lakh, the latter comes with a sticker value of INR 13.99 lakh.

The Sonet X-Line is derived from the GTX+ trim degree. And in the event you examine the costs, the X-Line derivatives value INR 20,000 greater than their respective GTX+ counterparts. Now, with math out of the way in which, let’s have a look at what makes the X-Line stand out. First is the color. It’s completed, together with the shark fin antenna, in a shade known as Matte Graphite. That alone has some weight as no different sub-compact SUV affords a matte paint choice. Then there are the 16-inch dual-tone alloy wheels, which include silver brake callipers. Different bespoke touches on the outside embody gloss black components such because the grille, entrance and rear skid plates, OVRM caps and the rear bumper.

We’re not completed with the outside but. The Sonet X-Line additionally options darkish hyper steel accents, an X-Line emblem and a darkish chrome garnish on the fog lamps. Indoors, the sporty-looking seats function orange stitching and X-Line logos. As well as, there’s a leather-wrapped flat-bottomed steering wheel (with orange stitching) and a black headliner.

Predictably, there aren’t any mechanical modifications to report. So, the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine affords 118bhp/172Nm, and the 1.5-litre diesel mill pumps out 113bhp/250Nm. The smaller motor comes with a 7-speed DCT, whereas the bigger one has a 6-speed AT (torque converter) to deal with transmission duties.

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The Kia Sonet X-Line is almost certainly to draw extra consideration. In India, Kia’s sub-4 metre SUV competes with a number of potent rivals, together with the Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue and the Mahindra XUV300.