Kia likely to launch Sonet X Line next month

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The range topping Sonet X Line is expected to get similar cosmetic updates to the Seltos X Line.

Kia is expected to launch the Sonet X Line next month, according to our dealer sources. The carmaker has also released a teaser for the compact SUV, which is expected to get the same exterior and interior updates seen on the Seltos X Line that was launched in September 2021.

  • Expected to get two powertrain options
  • Likely to remain mechanically unchanged
  • Will rival upcoming Hyundai Venue N Line

Kia Sonet X Line: expected design updates

The teaser confirms that, like the Seltos X Line, the Sonet X Line will wear a new matte graphite paint, with the grille outline appearing to get a matching finish instead of the chrome one like on the standard version. At the sides, the Sonet X Line is expected to get piano black rear-view mirrors, and orange accents on the side door garnish and centre wheel caps.

However, it remains to be seen if the Sonet X Line will receive larger 17-inch alloy wheels instead of the 16-inchers, considering that the Seltos X Line features 18-inch alloys instead of the 17-inchers on the standard version. At the rear, the Sonet X Line is expected to get a blacked-out garnish, an X Line logo on the tailgate, and a blacked-out skid plate with an orange highlight.

On the inside, the Sonet X Line will likely get the ‘Indigo Pera’ leatherette seats with the honeycomb pattern and grey stitching seen on the Seltos X Line. The dashboard is expected to be finished in a dual-tone black and grey theme, while the equipment list will likely remain identical to the current top-spec GT Line trim of the standard Sonet.

Kia Sonet X Line: powertrain

The Sonet X Line is likely to remain mechanically similar to the standard version and is expected to get the 1.0-litre turbo-petrol and the 1.5-litre diesel engines, and like the Seltos X Line, it is expected to only be offered with automatic gearbox options. The 120hp, 1.0-litre turbo-petrol unit will be mated to a 7-speed DCT, while the 115hp, 1.5-litre diesel will be paired to a 6-speed torque converter automatic on the compact SUV.

Kia Sonet X Line: rivals

Upon its launch in India, the Sonet X Line will rival the likes of the Hyundai Venue N Line (set to arrive on September 6), Maruti Suzuki Brezza, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Mahindra XUV300 and the Tata Nexon, and is expected to be priced at a premium over the top-spec Sonet GT line (Rs 12.59 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi).

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