Auto giant KIA launches Sonet compact crossover priced at $ 9,000
Techno section editor
In India, they began assembling the cheapest KIA Sonet SUV. Surprisingly, the cost of a finished car will be only 9 thousand dollars – 10-year-old second-hand foreign cars or more or less fresh “Euro plates” are sold at this price, according to Avtonovosti.
The compact crossover unveiled on August 7 became an instant sensation after the South Korean auto giant announced the price. Literally a month later, the budget SUV went into production.
KIA Sonet is built on the basis of the Hyundai Venue platform. Outwardly, they are almost the same in size, but the Sonnet turned out to be a little shorter – its length does not exceed 4 meters, thanks to which, according to the laws of India, car owners can count on additional benefits. The wheelbase was 2.5 meters.
The car is equipped with three power plants: 1.2-liter 83-horsepower “aspirated”, 3-cylinder liter turbocharged engine producing 120 hp. from. and a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated diesel engine of 100 liters. from. There are as many as five types of transmissions to choose from: 5- or 6-speed manual gearbox, intelligent “mechanics” without clutch, 7-speed “robot” and 6-speed classic “automatic”.
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The start of sales of the first KIA Sonet is scheduled for September 18.
Recall that earlier Tesla Model Y was falling apart literally on the go. And recently there was a case when an 11-year-old boy got behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz to save his grandmother.
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