On the other hand, Hyundai Venue’s 1.0-litre Kappa Turbo GDi Petrol 7-Speed DCT [SX+ Dual Tone (Sport)] is Rs 1.25 lakh affordable at Rs 11.63 lakh (ex-showroom).
The Diesel Venue SX(O) Dual Tone (Sport), which gets a 6-speed manual, is priced at Rs 11.58 lakh (ex-showroom).
10:47Kia Sonet first drive review
Kia Sonet GTX+ variant, however, holds an edge over Hyundai Venue SX+ in terms of features. Segment-first seat ventilation, inbuilt air purifier with virus filter, cooling pad for wireless charging, and front parking sensors are exclusive to Sonet over Venue. Importantly, Sonet sports an automatic torque convertor with diesel mill, which isn’t the case with Venue. Remote engine ignition (also with manual), drive modes and traction control are also available with GT variants of Sonet.
Kia Sonet GT-Line models stand out for their distinctive and sporty exterior and interior fitments. These include an electric sunroof, red accents all around, leatherette wrapped D-cut steering wheel with GT-Line logo, sporty alloy pedals, leatherette wrapped door trims, contrast red stitching on the steering wheel, seats and door armrest, premium roof lining and more.
The Sonet comes loaded with multiple segment-first features offering complete comfort, convenience, safety and optimum driving pleasure to customers, including the largest and best-in-class 10.25-inch (26.03 cm) HD touchscreen with navigation and live traffic, Smart Pure Air Purifier with virus and bacteria protection, BOSE Premium seven-speaker sound system with sub-woofer, Front Ventilated driver and passenger seats, 4.2-inch (10.7 cm) colour instrument cluster, LED Sound Mood Lights, Remote engine start via UVO Connect and Smart Key (Automatic and Manual transmission), Over-the-air (OTA) map updates, multi-drive and traction modes for automatic models, Wireless smartphone charger with cooling function among others. The Sonet is the only car in its category to come with a diesel engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Also offered in the Tech-Line trim, the Sonet entry-level HTE smartstream G1.2 5MT variant debuted at a competitive price of Rs 6,71,000 (ex-showroom, pan-India). Much like Seltos, the Sonet is also available in dual trim concept – Tech and GT.