The sub-four meter SUV segment is the hottest selling segment in the Indian Auto car market. Hyundai Venue has remained the undisputed king of the segment for some time now, but things may very soon change. Just as Kia Seltos proved to be a very tough rival for Hyundai Creta, the Kia Sonet may turn out to be the same. The car was officially unveiled a few weeks ago but the price was not mentioned. Find out below about Kia Sonet HTE variant.

Variant and Price

HTE Kia Sonet HTE variant

The HTE variant is the base variant of the car. You also have HTK, HTK+, HTX, HTX+, and GTX+ as options.  No official price details are still out but the base variant of Hyundai Venue E costs Rs.6.75 lakh (ex-showroom). The Kia Sonet HTE may costs around the same when launched. (Ex-showroom)

Also read: Kia Sonet vs. Kia Seltos

Standard Safety features

sonet features Kia Sonet HTE variant
Full feature list

The Kia Sonet comes with basic safety features in the base variant like Dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, Reverse Parking Sensors, Seat Belt reminder and High-Speed Alert. For a base variant of the car, these safety features are more than enough.  However, some additional safety features would have been beneficial.

Additional feature list

The Kia Sonet HTE variant comes with Central Locking, Tilt Steering, Electrically-adjustable ORVMs, Rear AC vents, and front power windows. Many of these features help Kia Sonet stand apart from the competition. The Kia Sonet for now is regarded as the feature-loaded compact-SUV.

HTE Kia Sonet HTE variant

Though it gets many features right, the HTE variant misses out on features like audio system with Steering mounted controls,  Rear Power windows and Remote Central Locking. If Kia provided these features from the base variant itself, it would have become the undisputed feature king in its segment.

Also read: Kia Sonet unofficial brochure leak

Overview of HTE variant

Kia Sonet HTE | Features




Central LockingBlack InteriorFront Power Windows
Emergency Stop SignalFront and Rear Skid PlatesElectrically Adjustable ORVMs
Std. Safety featuresR15 Steel Wheels w/ Wheel Covers (other all variants R16)Front and Rear USB Charging Ports
Rear AC Vents
Fixed Rear Headrests
Adjustable Front Headrests
Tilt Steering

Engine and Performance

Engine1.5L CRDi MT1.5L CRDi AT1.0L TGDi1.2L
Transmission6-speed MT6-speed AT6MT/7DCT5MT
Max. Power100PS115PS120PS83PS
Max. Torque240Nm215Nm172Nm115Nm

Varied engine and transmission options in the Kia Sonet lineup enables customers to pick their favourite ride according to personal needs. The same tactic was adopted by Hyundai Creta which proved to be quite successful.All the engine and transmission options mentioned above.

Kia Sonet

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