Kia is anticipated to launch the Sonet X Line subsequent month, in line with seller sources. The carmaker has additionally launched a teaser for the compact SUV, which is anticipated to get the identical exterior and inside updates seen on the Seltos X Line launched in September 2021.
The teaser confirms that the Sonet X Line will put on new matte graphite paint, with the grille define showing to get an identical end as a substitute of the chrome one on the usual model. On the sides, the Sonet X Line is anticipated to get piano black rear-view mirrors, and orange accents on the facet door garnish and centre wheel caps.
Nonetheless, it stays to be seen if the Sonet X Line will obtain bigger 17-inch alloy wheels as a substitute of the 16-inchers, contemplating that the Seltos X Line options 18-inch alloys. On the rear, the Sonet X Line is anticipated to get a blacked-out garnish, an X Line brand on the tailgate, and a blacked-out skid plate with an orange spotlight.
On the within, the Sonet X Line is probably going get the ‘Indigo Pera’ leatherette seats with the honeycomb sample and gray stitching, as seen on the Seltos X Line. The dashboard is anticipated to be completed in a dual-tone black and gray theme, whereas the gear record will probably stay an identical to the present top-spec GT Line trim of the usual Sonet.
The Sonet X Line is prone to stay mechanically much like the usual model and is anticipated to get the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engines, and is anticipated to solely be provided with automated gearbox choices. The 120hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit shall be mated to a 7-speed DCT, whereas the 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel shall be paired to a 6-speed torque converter automated on the compact SUV.
Upon its launch in India, the Sonet X Line will rival the likes of the Hyundai Venue N Line (set to reach on September 6), Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Toyota City Cruiser, Mahindra XUV300 and the Tata Nexon, and is anticipated to be priced at a premium over the top-spec Sonet GT line (₹ 12.59 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi).
By- The Hindu