After revealing the look and feel of its upcoming second SUV for India, Kia is all set to officially launch the Sonet SUV this month. The Korean auto giant has announced that the prices of the Kia Sonet SUV will be revealed on September 18.
On Tuesday, Kookhyun Shim, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Kia Motors India, said, “With 30+ segment-best features and Kia's renowned design language, quality and reliability, we are confident of recreating history with Sonet which is slated to be launched on the 18th of this month. Also, we are initiating our plan to establish India as an export hub with Sonet, catering to 70+ countries from our state-of-the-art Anantapur manufacturing unit.”
Dealer sources have now confirmed to HT Auto that the entry-level variant of Sonet sub-compact SUV will be priced from ₹6.99 lakh and the pricing will extend all the way up to ₹13 lakh.
Sonet will enter a highly competitive – and highly lucrative – sub-compact SUV segment which also features cars like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Hyundai Venue, Mahindra XUV300 and the upcoming Toyota Urban Cruiser and Nissan Magnite.
At an expected starting price of ₹6.99 lakh, the Kia Sonet will undercut rivals like Maruti Vitara Brezza and Mahindra XUV300, both of which start at a slightly higher price tag of ₹7.34 lakh and ₹7.95 lakh, respectively. It will also lock horns with the Hyundai Venue and Tata Nexon which start from ₹6.70 lakh and ₹6.99 lakh