The Indian passenger vehicle market has recently seen several new models making their entry. Despite the arrival of several new models, Kia cars have managed to make a significant impact in the market. The company had initially entered the Indian market with its Seltos SUV and later introduced the Sonet compact SUV.

Amidst this, Kia India has recently launched the updated Seltos. Currently, the South Korean automaker Kia is working on a new avatar of the Sonet.

Pictures of the Kia Sonet facelift have already leaked online, revealing the exterior design. It appears to be quite updated without compromising the main design of the compact SUV.

It is expected that Kia India will launch the Sonet facelift in the country at the beginning of 2024. Once launched, the new version of the compact SUV will compete with models like the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, and Maruti Suzuki Brezza. Indian buyers’ enthusiasm for SUVs is rapidly increasing in line with global trends.

Inspired by this, all vehicle manufacturers in the country are aiming to gain a major market share. Tata Motors has recently launched an important updated version of the Nexon in early 2023. Now, Kia is working to compete in this segment.

Expectations are high for the updated Kia Sonet to come with subtle yet significant design updates. The Sonet facelift has been leaked through Chinese media and is aimed at the Chinese markets. The Indian-spec model may have some differences in appearance.

It is expected that the updated Sonet SUV will come with an updated headlamp cluster, which will feature redesigned LED daytime running lights. The grille remains unchanged, but the bumper has been tweaked. The car’s previous profile had new design taillights and a connected LED light bar, which are among the trendiest styling elements in modern cars. It is expected that the Indian-spec Sonet facelift will come with newly designed alloy wheels.

There is also hope for changes in the cabin, with the likelihood of new features being included. Cosmetic changes can be expected inside the cabin, with some updated features in the SUV. The touchscreen infotainment system and instrument cluster will be updated. Some additional safety features may be seen in the new Sonet.

The existing engine options are expected to continue in the Kia Sonet facelift. The new Sonet is likely to come with a 1.2-liter petrol engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. It will also have a 1.0-liter turbocharged petrol engine, which will be available with a 6-speed iMT, 6-speed automatic, or 7-speed DCT gearbox.

Another engine option will be a 1.5-liter diesel unit, which will come with iMT gearbox or automatic options. These engines are expected to deliver the same power and torque output as the existing models, with a potential improvement in mileage.

, the upcoming Kia Sonet facelift is generating a lot of excitement in the Indian market, and buyers are eagerly awaiting its launch. With its updated design, enhanced features, and improved engine options, the Sonet is expected to continue making a significant impact in the Indian passenger vehicle market.

Kia Sonet facelift
Kia Sonet facelift


– Kia has been successful in the Indian market with their Seltos and Sonet compact SUV models.
– Kia India is working on an updated version of the Sonet, with leaked images showing an updated exterior design.
– It is expected that the updated Sonet will be launched in India in 2024 and compete with models like the Tata Nexon, Hyundai Venue, and Maruti Suzuki Brezza.
– Indian SUV buyers have shown enthusiasm for the segment, with all vehicle manufacturers aiming to gain a large market share.
– The updated Sonet is expected to come with updated headlamp clusters, grille, LED taillights, and alloy wheels.
– Changes are also expected in the cabin, with cosmetic updates and the inclusion of new features.
– The new Sonet is expected to have the same engine options as the current model, but there may be some improvements in mileage.

Sonu Roy is originally a resident of Samastipur district of Bihar, has been working as a writer in digital journalism for the last 4 years. In his career of 4 years, he has good experience from politics, automobile, motivation, sports to technology field.